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Our e-learning portfolio for public sector professionals covers a broad range of subjects and gives you the flexibility to learn where and when you wish. Some packages are designed specifically for individuals while others can be used to inform and update staff across your whole organisation.

All of our learning carries CPD hoursIf you don't see the topic you're interested in, we can work with you to develop content tailored to your needs. We also have a wide range of on-demand webinars, which are ideal for picking up information, hints, tips and knowledge.

New! Change management e-learning

Effective change management skills can support business transformation. We now offer foundation and practitioner level change management training designed to help those charged with effectively planning, implementing, and managing change initiatives in their organisations.

New! Project management e-learning

Project management skills and techniques are increasingly in demand. Choose from either PRINCE2® training, the accepted international standard for project management or AgilePM training, which focuses on an iterative approach to delivering a project throughout its life cycle.

Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers

We have developed a range of modules especially for budget and cost centre managers working in non-finance roles. Focusing on the knowledge and skills needed to effectively and efficiently manage their area's finances, these modules can be taken independently or as part of the Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers.

Ethics e-learning

CIPFA's evidence has shown that at some point in their career the majority of accountants will come under some form of ethical pressure. Both an introduction to the principles of ethics and a refresher, this e-learning module offers a practical insight into how ethics can impact public finance professionals and features important reference materials. The e-learning is free of charge for all CIPFA members and students.

Introduction to Finance Business Partnering e-learning

This e-learning is ideal for those wanting to understand the concept of Finance Business Partnering ahead of planning to adopt a business partnering approach, or who have implemented business partnering and want to sense-check their approach. All CIPFA members are entitled to a 10% discount.

Excel Online

CIPFA has partnered with Filter, a leading provider of personalised and intelligent learning, to bring you Excel Online. A training programme that curates a wholly personalised Excel training package for you, based on your current knowledge and job role, all CIPFA members receive 50% off the standard price.

Financial services

CIPFA has partnered with Intuition Know-How to give you access to over 500 online tutorials on investment and financial services for the public sector. The e-learning is designed to help you and local authorities comply with the requirements of MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive).

Better Business Cases Foundation level

The Better Business Cases™ Foundation e-learning offers a comprehensive introduction to developing a business case using the 'Five Case Model' and HM Treasury's guidance, and is delivered via CIPFA's virtual learning environment. The e-learning modules cover exactly the same content as the face-to-face foundation course, including tips and advice on good practice, pitfalls to avoid, mock exam questions, case studies and examples.

International Public Sector Accounting Standards qualifications

To support national governments, state enterprises and public sector institutions around the world as they move towards implementing IPSAS, we offer a Certificate and Diploma in the International Public Sector Accounting Standards.

Anti-bribery and corruption package

We have worked with the leading expert and academic, Professor Alan Doig, to develop a package of anti-bribery and corruption e-learning tools. The package includes an in-depth course exploring the UK Bribery Act 2010 and a short interactive slide set that can be shared with all staff.

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