professional qualification

CIPFA Education and Training Centre offers a variety of support services for students on our courses. For further information regarding a particular support service, click the relevant heading.

Day Release Courses (6-9 days at CIPFA Education and Training Centre for most modules)

  • Courses include tuition from experienced tutors, extensive question practice, comprehensive course materials, progress tests and mock exams
  • Courses complement the CIPFA online learning content and prepare students for the exams through a mixture of lectures, discussions and extensive exam question practice

Revision Courses (1-3 days in duration)

  • Module-specific courses revising key syllabus areas
  • Highly exam focused
  • Designed to develop exam technique
  • Suitable for all CIPFA students, including those not attending our main courses

Bespoke Courses

A bespoke tuition programme currently operates at CETC South East, designed in conjunction with KPMG and Grant Thornton, whereby the exams for all Certificate and Diploma modules are taken by students in the December sitting, but qualification still typically takes 3 years. This programme can be joined by students employed by other organisations. Over a number of years exam pass rates have been excellent for this programme, typically between 90-100% for each module.

Accelerated Route

Recognising the experience of senior executives who have roles with significant financial responsibilities but no chartered accountancy qualification, CIPFA has developed the accelerated route to membership enabling them to become CIPFA qualified in just two years.

Study Materials

We provide various options to study the CIPFA Professional Qualification and for those students who wish to study the qualification in their own time and from home we have developed a distance learning approach. A distance learner can tailor their studies to exactly what suits their needs. They can take advantage of as many of, or as few of, the elements on offer.  We do advise that all distance learners purchase the CETC study materials (workbooks) as a minimum.

1 to 1 Tuition

Meeting with a tutor face-to-face to discuss your particular learning needs or concerns about the syllabus can prove extremely useful. You can tailor the content of the session to your areas of specific need, making this suitable both for first time sitters and students re-taking a particular module.