Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

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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 courses below to find the one that suits you and your team.

Step 2. Contact us about running the course in-house (either via virtual classroom or at your location), a cost-effective, convenient solution for training teams: 

Step 3. Some of our short courses are available as e-learning or are run as open courses, click on the links below for more information.

Technical accounting and financial reporting skills

An Overview of Open Book Accounting

Introduction to Finance Business Partnering

Commercial skills

Commercial Business Skills

Commercial Skills: Developing Effective Business Models

Commercial Skills: Commercial Strategy Design 

Business Cases and Costing Techniques for Finance Staff

An Overview of Alternative Service Delivery Models

Governance, risk and counter fraud skills

Introduction to Fraud Investigations

Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers

Finance Skills: Budget Management and Control

Finance Skills: Developing a Business Case

Finance Skills: Fraud Awareness

Finance Skills: Governance and Accountability

Finance Skills: Procurement and Contract Management

Finance Skills: Risk Management and Assurance

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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