Finance Skills: Risk Management and Assurance


Event summary

This e-learning course explores how the various areas of business risk impact on the corporate governance of an organisation. It can be taken on its own, or as part of the Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers.

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About this event

The Finance Skills: Risk Management and Assurance e-learning considers how risks are identified, managed and reported in public sector organisations. You will also explore the concept of assurance in demonstrating effective governance, as well as the main sources of assurance provision, plus the risks involved in changing delivery models.

Learning outcomes

On completing the e-learning, you will:

  • understand risk management models and processes,
  • learn the risks associated with changing delivery models and how these can be mitigated,
  • gain knowledge of how organisations obtain assurance on risk management and corporate governance arrangements.

Who is it aimed at?

The e-learning is designed primarily for those who have no formal qualifications in finance or accountancy but who, as part of their job roles, need to understand robust governance. It is ideal for those who manage a budget or cost centre as part of a non-finance role in the public sector.

How is it delivered?

The e-learning is delivered online via CIPFA's online learning environment. Detailed joining instructions will be sent to you.

How long will it take to complete?

The e-learning will take around four hours to complete. If you are studying online, you will have access to all of the learning materials for three months.


There is no assessment for this e-learning if you are completing it on its own and not as part of the full Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers.


The course costs £99 +VAT. 

This e-learning carries four CPD hours

All CIPFA training counts towards your continuing professional development (CPD). If you are a CIPFA Chartered Member, you are required to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of relevant CPD activity each year as part of maintaining your professional competence and to develop skills and knowledge.

Find out more about CPD requirements.

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