Ways to study for your CIPFA professional accountancy qualification

We’re committed to providing you with the highest standards of teaching and learning, no matter where you’re located or how you choose to study.

Whether you’re studying towards your accountancy qualification from within the UK, from outside of the UK, with sponsorship from your employer, or as a self-funding student – we aim to provide you with a range of study options that can support you in your aim to become a Chartered Public Finance Accountant.

Our new online teaching and learning platform CIPFA Learning is our latest development to support you, offering a single, integrated suite of learning tools, and you can read more about the key ways to study with us below.

Face-to-Face training

  • ­Offers face-to-face classroom tuition in one of our study centres in the UK.
  • Includes access to video recordings of all web classes on demand.
  • All study materials, revision support and practice tests included.

Ideal for:

  • UK students who prefer classroom-based tuition with a tutor.
  • ­Students in easy travelling distance of one of our study centres.
  • ­Employers who can support out-of-office tuition as part of employees’ training.


What’s included:

  • Face-to-face tuition (including revision course). 
  • Web classes on demand. 
  • Course workbooks (printed copies)
  • Online discussion forums.
  • Online practice tests.
  • Marked mock exam.
  • Exam Essentials.
  • Video Clips on demand.

Have a question? Please call us or get in touch using the link below.
CIPFA customer services: T: +44 (0)20 7543 5600 

Web Class training

  • Live web class tuition, mirroring our face-to-face training in two convenient three-hour sessions per day, from our expert tutors.
  • Access to video recordings of all web classes on demand.
  • All study materials, revision support and practice tests.

Ideal for:

  • Students who are not within easy travelling distance of one of our UK study centres.
  • Students who prefer the convenience of accessing training online, at a location to suit them.
  • Employers who can support out-of-office tuition as part of employees’ training.


What’s included:

  • Online tuition (including revision course). 
  • Web classes on demand. 
  • Course workbooks.* 
  • Online discussion forums. 
  • Online practice tests. 
  • Marked mock exam.
  • Exam Essentials.* 
  • Video Clips on demand.

Have a question? Please call us or get in touch using the link below. 
CIPFA customer services: T: +44 (0)20 7543 5600 
  

* All students receive electronic copies of workbooks and exam essentials. As part of web class packages students who are based in the UK will receive printed copies of both delivered to their membership address prior to the course starting. Students based outside of the UK will receive electronic copies only.

Self Study

  • Access to all workbooks, revision and assessment materials for independent study.
  • Support from our expert tutors.
  • Networking opportunities with student peers through our online discussion forum.

Ideal for:

  • Students who wish to study at their own convenience and pace, independently of tuition.
  • Students who choose to self-fund.
  • Students who cannot travel to one of our UK course centres, including students outside of the UK.
  • ­Employers who cannot support significant study time in office hours.


What’s included:

  • Course Workbooks (electronic only).
  • Online discussion forum. 
  • Online practice tests. 
  • Exam Essentials (electronic only). 
  • Video clips on demand.

Have a question? Please call us or get in touch using the link below.
CIPFA customer services: T: +44 (0)20 7543 5600 

Self Study Plus

  • Access to all workbooks, revision and assessment materials for independent study.
  • Web classes on demand through our pre-recorded web classes.
  • Support from our expert tutors.
  • Networking opportunities with student peers through our online discussion forum.

Ideal for:

  • Students who wish to study at their own convenience and pace, independently of tuition.
  • Students who choose to self-fund.
  • Students who cannot travel to one of our UK course centres, including students outside of the UK.
  • ­Employers who cannot support significant study time in office hours.


What’s included:

  • Recorded lectures from the previous term.** 
  • Course Workbooks (electronic only).
  • Online discussion forum. 
  • Online practice tests. 
  • Exam Essentials. 
  • Video clips on demand.

Have a question? Please call us or get in touch using the link below.
CIPFA customer services: T: +44 (0)20 7543 5600 

** Self-study plus gives access to pre-recorded lectures only. Those recorded lectures are from courses running to the December 17 exams and are based on 2017 materials. Please note that changes to the 2018 materials will not be reflected in the lecture recordings.

IPFM - with an Accredited Training Partner 

Tuition courses and examinations for the IPFM qualification are currently offered in countries where we have partnerships with local tuition providers, professional accountancy organisations, governments or others with a desire to improve public financial management at a local or country level. The programme is currently available in South East Europe and in Nigeria and Lesotho. We are also working with FreeBalance to deliver tuition for the qualifications in various countries.

We are currently seeking relationships with other suitable training organisations to become Accredited Training Partners for the delivery of CIPFA's IPFM qualifications in a number of countries.

If you would like to find out more about partnering with us - to bring the programme to your country - or anything about the IPFM qualifications.

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