support for distance learners

Study materials and assessment practice are available to support students who are not able to attend face to face tuition sessions.

The products and services available from CIPFA Education and Training Centre (CETC) are:

Study Materials (Workbooks)

Our study materials (workbooks) are available to purchase for each module and are highly recommended for all CIPFA students. These easy-to-use materials provide a comprehensive step-by-step guide to the whole syllabus, and feature a wide range of practice questions.

CIPFA Exam Essentials

Our pocket-sized exam-focused module revision guides complement our study materials (workbooks).

Question Packs

To help students gain experience of exam questions we have compiled a question pack for most modules. They provide students with a flavour of what to expect in the exams.

Revision Course Materials

If there isn’t time for a student to attend one of our classroom based revision courses, our comprehensive revision course materials are available. Many distance learning students do, though, enrol to attend CETC revision courses, and, if so, these materials will be provided as part of the course enrolment.

Progress Tests

Our progress tests are a useful way for students to assess their understanding of the syllabus and progression throughout the semester. Each student is provided with detailed feedback from our experienced tutors, so they can really focus their studies.

Mock Exams

Our mock exams provide an opportunity to identify areas that require more work before the real exam and to practice exam technique. The exam standard papers are tailored for first-time sitters and students re-sitting. Each student will receive detailed written feedback, highlighting areas for further work as required.

Exam Script Feedback Report

If unsuccessful in an exam, students can enrol to receive a detailed feedback report from a CETC tutor. This report will detail the main strengths and, in particular, the main weaknesses in the script, going on to identify priorities for further work in order to be better prepared for success next time.

Should you have any queries relating to CETC Distance Learning options or need assistance in applying, please contact CETC at or 0207 403 4300: