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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.

Tel: 02075 435600


25 Apr 2022 09:30
18 Oct 2022 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 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 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: four weeks prior to the start you will be sent a link to the 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, 25 April 2022
  • Module Two: Commercial acumen, 25 April  2022
  • Module Three: Communication and presentation, 24 May 2022
  • Module Four: Emotional intelligence, 26 September 2022 (half day)
  • Module Five: Influencing skills: impact and presence, 27 September 2022 (half day)
  • Module Six: Transformational change, 18 October 2022

CPD hours

This course carries 130 CPD hours.


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