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Short courses

If you’re after a succinct overview or perhaps an in-depth exploration of a particular topic, our one or two-day training courses can give you the insights you need. They are designed to bring you right up to date and can lead onto a related accredited programme, if you’re interested in further learning.

All of our short training courses carry 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.

How to book

Step 1. Browse the range of training courses below to find the one that suits you and your team.

Step 2. Contact us about running the course in-house, at your location – a cost-effective, convenient solution for training teams: InHouseTraining@cipfa.org 

Step 3. Some of our short training courses are run as open courses so where indicated, search for the course name using our training calendar.

Technical accounting and financial reporting skills

An Overview of Open Book Accounting (in-house only)

An Overview of Finance Business Partnering (in-house only)

Commercial skills

Commercial Business Skills (in-house only)

Effective Contract Management (in-house only)

An Overview of Better Business Cases - Five Case Model (in-house only)

Business Cases and Costing Techniques for Finance Staff (in-house only)

An Overview of Alternative Service Delivery Models (in-house only)

Governance, risk and counter fraud skills

Finance for Counter Fraud Specialists (in-house only)

Introduction to Fraud Investigations (in-house only)

Anti-money Laundering in Local Government (open course)

Investigative Interviewing – Tackling the Active Defence (open course)

What our delegates say

"An excellent course that was delivered perfectly by the instructor. She was able to tailor the course to the needs of the group which was incredibly helpful."
Sharon Lewis, Ministry of Defence

"An excellent course with a first class leader."
John Rigby, National Savings and Investments

"CIPFA’s flexible in-house training programme gave us the ability to offer relevant, cost effective and high quality CPD training across our service. The content and delivery was excellent, we would recommend CIPFA to our public sector colleagues."
Sarah Rapson, Cornwall County Council


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