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 a finance business partner (FBP) and use 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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09 Dec 2024 09:30
19 Jun 2025 16:00


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£2,750.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The CIPFA Diploma in Finance Business Partnering is completed over approximately ten months. It 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 with a link to join each workshop. 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: four weeks prior to the start, you will be sent a link to a pre-recorded introductory 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 also be given reading to complete. Early booking is advised to ensure you have adequate time to prepare for the first workshop.

  • Module one: Finance Business Partnering, 9 December 2024
  • Module two: Commercial acumen, 9 December 2024
  • Module three: Communication and presentation, 3 February 2025
  • Module four: Emotional intelligence, 29 April 2025 (half day)
  • Module five: Influencing skills: impact and presence, 30 April 2025 (half day)
  • Module six: Transformational change, 19 June 2025

CPD hours

This course carries 130 CPD hours.


  • Accounting
  • / Accounts closedown
  • / Alternative service delivery
  • / Asset management
  • / Audit
  • / Brexit
  • / Business rates
  • / Capacity building
  • / Central government
  • / Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / Governance
  • / Health and social care
  • / Performance improvement and policy
  • / Sustainability
  • / Value for money

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