Upcoming training and events

AFEP III will provide the following training and development opportunities for both the finance and non-finance community. We will continue the CPD ‘pick and mix’ style of 35 event places per year, per member organisation (force and PCC), which can be used flexibly across a wide selection of training and CIPFA network events. 

For any booking enquiries or assistance, please contact your AFEP events organiser louise.southall@cipfa.org.


AFEP members will have access to the following CIPFA e-learning courses, which will be available to book using one pre-pay credit per course. This will be available to members for the duration of the two-year programme.

Please note once you have booked your place on to our e-learning courses you will have 3 months to complete it.

You can also access CIPFA’s micro modules. These modules have been prepared by CIPFA’s subject matter experts and deliver key information in an easily digestible online format, plus tips on where to access further information and learning.

AFEP instructor-led training

All instructor-led training courses have been tailored for police and will be delivered exclusively for the police sector using your AFEP pre-pay credits.

AFEP/Norse Round Table 29 November London

At a time when budgets are under severe pressure, we are committed to delivering net zero – which will put huge demand on resources, and require significant investment. We will be discussing how we can square the circle by embracing innovation and different ways of working. 

The round table brings together colleagues from Police Authorities, along with a senior consultant from CIPFA and the CEO of Norse Group, experts in this field. 

An AFEP Prepay is required to attend.

CIPFA networks

AFEP members will have access to the following networks and can use their pre-pay credits to book onto any of the courses. Each network is led by an experienced technical expert or experts and offers exclusive events and online resources.

CIPFA Leadership Development Programme

AFEP members receive one free place to attend the CIPFA Leadership Development Programme. This course is aimed at those who have been identified, formally or informally, as being future leaders and managers within their organisations. Please contact fiona.lowndes@cipfa.org if you would like to book your place.

AFEP CFO Retreat

AFEP CFO Retreat, 27-28 September 2023

The AFEP CFO retreat provide members with the opportunity to come together in a relaxed informal setting and meet with other forces across the UK. Delegates will hear from a range of fantastic speakers and take part in facilitated strategic discussions with other forces to reflect and share effective best practices.