CIPFA Diploma in Finance Business Partnering


Event summary

The CIPFA Diploma in Finance Business Partnering focuses on the skills, knowledge and expertise required to operate effectively as an FBP, using your expertise to advise and guide decision makers and support your organisation from both a strategic and operational perspective.

All CIPFA members are entitled to a 10% discount. Please contact customer services to book

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25 January 2021
Starts: 09:30
Ends: 16:00

Standard price

£2,500.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

*online booking for this event has closed. Bookings can now be made by phoning 020 7543 5600.

About this event

The CIPFA Diploma in Finance Business Partnering is completed over approximately 10 months, which includes four days of virtual classroom learning and approximately 100 hours of additional work to complete course reading and assessment requirements.

The classroom learning is delivered online. You will be provided a link to join each workshop online. Our trainer will be there to greet you and the other delegates, and we aim to deliver just as we would if everyone was together in a physical training room. For best results we recommend the use of webcams.

Your trainers will be available throughout the programme to provide support, you will have access to recordings of all module presentations and we will arrange online group 'clinic' sessions during the course.

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Course dates

Below is a summary of the course module dates. Please note that 4 weeks prior to the start you will be sent a link to the a recorded 'launch' webinar alongside your course confirmation. This will provide an introduction to the course format and useful information about the self-study and assignment requirements. You will be given reading to complete and so early booking is advised to ensure you have adequate time to prepare for the first workshop.

  • Module 1 – Finance Business Partnering     25 January 2021
  • Module 2 – Commercial acumen    25 January 2021
  • Module 3 – Communication and presentation skills    23 February 2021
  • Module 4 – Emotional intelligence  06 May 2021
  • Module 5 – Influencing skills: impact and presence    06 May 2021
  • Module 6 – Transformational change    18 June 2021

CPD hours

This course carries 130 CPD hours.


  • Accounting
  • / Central government
  • / Education finance and academies
  • / Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / Health and social care
  • / Housing
  • / Local government
  • / Professional development
  • / Sustainability