Our e-learning portfolio for public sector professionals covers a broad range of subjects and gives you the flexibility to learn where and when you wish. Some packages are designed specifically for individuals while others can be used to inform and update staff across your whole organisation.

All of our learning carries CPD hours and if you don’t see the topic you’re interested in, we can work with you to develop content tailored to your needs.

Financial Services e-learning – NEW

In partnership with Intuition Know-How, we are providing online learning materials and activities to help you develop your knowledge and skills at your own location and pace as well as supporting the requirements of MiFID II. Together we aim to provide the best learning experience for everyone working in a finance related role around the world. 

The training platform has over 500 tutorials. Intuition is recognised as one of the leading global financial training companies, and Know-How is written by experts and provides content for all levels of knowledge.

For more information and to register please contact: E: vlesupport@cipfa.org


Our expanding range of on-demand webinars are ideal for picking up information, hints, tips and knowledge wherever you are and on any internet-enabled device. We cover technical accounting and financial reporting, commercial, leadership and governance, risk and counter fraud skills. 

Browse all our range of on-demand webinars or check to see what topics are coming soon

Anti-bribery and corruption package

We have worked with the leading expert and academic, Professor Alan Doig, to develop a package of anti-bribery and corruption e-learning tools. The package includes an in-depth course exploring the UK Bribery Act 2010 and a short interactive slide set that can be shared with all staff.

Better Business Cases Foundation e-learning

CIPFA is an accredited trainer in ‘Better Business Cases’, a Treasury initiative to up-skill those involved in preparing or reviewing business cases. We have been delivering training on both an open and on-site basis since its initiation in 2013. We are now delighted that we can provide our best practice guidance and the Foundation exam through e-learning. Review the demonstration video on our CIPFA YouTube channel for an overview of the quality of the graphics, engaging material and interactive content.

Finance for the non-financial manager

This course will introduce you to the basics of financial accounting to assist you in understanding how to report financial information. Finance for non-finance managers e-learning will get you involved in the learning process and test your understanding of the key concepts with small exercises and simple examples. A corporate license is available for organisations - please contact customer services for more information. View a demonstration video outlining the course content on CIPFA's YouTube channel.

Good governance in the public sector

This e-learning course provides a starting point for reviewing and improving governance within your organisation. It examines the pre-requisites for effective governance based upon principles that can be applied to any public service organisation.

View course overview (Word). To book this e-learning course, please contact customer services.

IPSAS overview

Practitioners working in the public services need to consider how International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) are reflected in their organisation’s financial reporting. This e-learning course provides an overview of the main differences between International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and IPSAS. View course overview (Word). To book this e-learning course, please contact customer services.

Practical understanding of asset management

Learn about the essential elements of property asset management with this 30-minute e-learning module. You may also find our Certificate in Asset Valuation useful as an introduction to undertaking local authority asset valuations for financial statements. Covering rules and regulations of asset valuation, best approaches and more, this accredited qualification is appropriate for both local authority finance professionals and non-valuation property professionals.


As the accepted standard for project management in the UK, CIPFA delivers the PRINCE2® project management methodology with a strong public sector focus. This course is ideally suited to project managers, project administrators and project sponsors. Covering the entire project life-cycle, the full PRINCE2® accreditation is completed in two stages; Foundation Level and Practitioner Level. Designed by experienced trainers, the course is delivered interactively via e-learning.

This course will be able to be booked from April 2019 to register your interest please contact vlesupport@cipfa.org


We have worked with the leading whistleblowing charity, Public Concern at Work (PCaW) and audit, advisory, accounting and tax specialists Mazars to create an accessible, easy to navigate e-learning course on whistleblowing. It is designed for use in organisations, to show all staff how to raise and report concerns at work.

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