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Learning and professional development

Learning and continuing professional development (CPD) are key in a rapidly changing business landscape. On this page you can access online resources providing quick links to information on accounting, tax and finance education, training courses and tuition providers as well as a range of articles and books on the topic.

If you are a CPD provider and would like your details to be considered for inclusion on this page, please email library@icaew.com with details of your organisation and the address of your website. We do not guarantee to include all CPD providers on this page and reserve the right to refuse a link to websites which do not meet our criteria.

What's on this page?

  • ICAEW resources
  • Useful links
  • Training courses and providers
  • Online articles
  • Books and articles from the library

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CPD regulations
Regulations relating to learning and professional development are set out in the training and education section. This includes regulations covering qualifications, assessment and continuing professional development.


Continuing professional development
Support and advice on CPD declarations, evidence and exemptions. Please refer to the regulations, standards and guidance section for regulations and bye-laws covering CPD.

The ICAEW does not accredit CPD courses or providers and members are free to choose courses which are relevant to their role and which meet their learning objectives.


Full details of all ICAEW qualifications and programmes, including FAQs and information on individual modules.

Other useful ICAEW resources

ACA website aimed at school students, leavers, university students and graduates.

ACA training
Information on studying for ICAEW qualifications, including student support services.

Useful links

Accounting Education
A site aimed at accountancy academics with international coverage. It includes news, an articles database, reviews, links, online resources, jobs and information on events. A free email alerting service is available.

British Assessment Bureau including the Select Assure Scheme
BAB aims to provide accreditation of consultants.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Body supporting HR and development professionals.

Common Content Project
Project supported by nine premier accountancy bodies that 'seeks to unify, as far as possible, the professional entry-level qualifications of the participating Institutes, while ensuring that those qualifications remain high level and meet changing public expectations'.

Continuing Professional Development
CPD community pages for research into CPD produced by the Professional Association Research Network (PARN). The site contains an extensive introduction to CPD, discussion groups, and a directory of online organisations with CPD programmes.

Recognition of Professional Qualifications in the EU
Fact sheet with an overview of cross-border recognition of accountancy qualifications from the European Federation of Accountants (FEE).

TaxWorking initiative
Alliance of government bodies, accountancy firms and professional bodies with the aim of promoting a better understanding of the tax profession and highlighting the scope of opportunities available in tax to young people. The website provides information about employers and the range of careers in tax.

Training Zone
Leading website for Training and HR professionals, featuring training news, an HR zone and a directory of trainers and consultants.

Training courses and tuition providers

Accounts Training Ltd
Specialists in financial and accountancy training, Accounts Training provides bespoke accountancy courses for finance professionals and non-financial managers.

Baden-Powell Associates
Training provider offering a range of corporate finance training courses.

Bloomberg BNA International Tax Training
Specialist course provider with a programme of courses focusing on various aspects of the international tax systems.

BPP Professional Education
International training provider for recognised professional business qualifications. Subjects include accountancy, actuarial, financial services, human resources, insolvency, law and tax. BPP also provide CPD courses for accountancy, tax and finance professionals as well as leadership and personal development courses.

CPD Seminars Online
Online CPD website for tax, audit and accounting professionals. Online presentations come with text transcripts, slide presentations and audio recordings. Includes a small selection of free recordings and notes.

CIPFA Learning Centre (CLC)
Online CPD resource for members and students of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) which includes access to learning material on technical, leadership and management subject matters.

Clearly Training
Providers of a full range of business, finance and banking courses, and in-house training for both business professionals and qualified accountants. The website includes courses to support qualified accountants with CPD requirements, and personal coaching.

Corporate Training Group
Courses in accounting, finance and management

DMP training
Providers of in-house CPD for accountants in practice and industry covering IFRS, US GAAP (with comparisons to UK and IFRS), UK GAAP, Auditing and assurance standards (US and UK).

Eagle Education
A provider of distance learning courses on accountancy, bookkeeping and payroll.

Financial Training Associates
UK training provider covering financial modelling, valuation and corporate finance topics.

Search engine focused on corporate training courses covering a wide variety of industry sectors. Users can browse or search for courses by topic and location.

HMRC Business Education and Support Team
Information on the support available from HMRC, which includes half-day workshops designed especially for new or small businesses and employers. The site contains a list of courses, and details of how to book places online.

Specialist independent provider of training courses around the world on international accounting and reporting issues.

International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
Provider of professional education and training courses in topics of international taxation. The IBFD offers classroom and online courses as well as tailor-made courses targeting the professional needs of tax practitioners.

Intercollege Globaltraining
Provider of professional education and training courses in Cyprus, Greece and Romania. Intercollege Globaltraining offer classroom and distance learning courses in accounting, banking and finance.

Kaplan Financial
International training organisation covering a wide range of professional qualifications.

Kaplan Hawksmere
Provider of tailored corporate in-company training solutions including the areas of finance and business.

Kaplan Schweser
International training organisation with information about the US Certified Public Accountant designation and the process British accountants should follow to obtain this.

Kingston Smith
Details of seminars and training events in a range of technical and business areas.

Legal Finance Professionals
Consultancy firm and provider of CPD services to the legal sector. The firm provides a number of training courses which focus on the Solicitors' Accounts Rules for staff working in the legal sector and reporting accountants.

Mercia Group
Full training services directory from the Mercia Group and information on their CPD and professional development programmes.

Operis TRG
Training courses for accountants and finance professionals in financial modelling.

Pitman Training
Pitman Training provides courses in accounting, bookkeeping and payroll.

Premier Training
Small company specialising in the training of accounting staff.

Quorum Training
CPD courses for accountancy, finance and taxation.

Redcliffe Training Associates Limited
Corporate finance trainers who present training seminars in a wide range of financial topics. These include mergers and acquisitions, private equity and buy-outs, flotations, valuation, modelling, debt, restructuring due diligence and documentation relating to loans and deals. Courses are presented on both a public and an in-house basis in the UK and overseas.

Reed Learning
Online directory with a broad range of training courses including personal development, management, HR, finance, sales, marketing and legal courses.

SESCA Enterprises Ltd
Professional training subsidiary of the South Eastern Society of Chartered Accountants providing post qualification training and courses for accountants and business professionals held in various locations in the South East.

SMART Training Group
Providers of training courses in accounting, auditing and tax in the north of england. The site includes a course listing by location, useful resources and an online booking form.

SWAT provides training courses in the areas of accountancy, auditing, tax, business skills, IT skills and accountancy software.

Titan Learning
Online training courses specialising in UK and EU VAT aimed at businesses and individual CPD.

Tolley Seminars
Online service available from LexisNexis Butterworths enabling professionals to keep up to date with tax and accounting changes through short 15 minute audio visual seminars. A test is included for each seminar and CPD certificates can be obtained.

White Horse Training
Training provider offering specialist financial training services in South West England aimed at accountants in the profession, industry and commerce. Courses offered range from basic training for those just starting their careers through to CPD for professionally qualified staff.

Online articles

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

You will need to be logged-in to the website to gain full access to the range of articles available online.

To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to book loans.
You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports by post, fax or email through our document supply service.

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