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ICAEW Academy of Professional Development

The ICAEW Academy of Professional Development offers a comprehensive curriculum of CPD courses, Talent development programmes and Specialist qualifications. It reflects our commitment, as a world leader of the accountancy and finance profession, to high quality professional development, rigorous standards and leading edge content.

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Find out more about The Academy and hear real-life case studies from companies such as Colas Rail UK, Vodafone and Vocalink in our short video.

What we can do for individuals What we can do for organisations
Support your career development by helping you to focus on specific developmental needs in order to become a more rounded and commercially perceptive accountant. Nurture and develop people at all levels in the organisation.
Offer a suite of CPD programmes comprising refresher, developmental and advanced courses.
Foster the leadership, commercial, finance and technical capabilities fundamental to supporting the long-term success of the business.
Provide applied knowledge – the activity, not just the theory – so that you return to your business with innovative insights and practical solutions. Devise in-house training programmes for all levels of experience and across the spectrum of industry sectors. Our experts work closely with you to align learning and development with your specific business goals.

How we do it

ICAEW’s established track record of supporting the CPD of finance leaders has allowed us to cultivate an understanding of the pitfalls and the keys to success in an organisation. Our Academy provides top class training specialists, coaches and mentors to leverage our knowledge and create engaging, practical training, which endows participants with not theoretical but applied knowledge and has a tangible impact on business performance.


  • We run our CPD courses several times a year and in different locations, so that you can pick a time and a place that fits around your work.
  • Our tailored solutions make it easy to train your whole team at once, and bring them up to a consistent level of knowledge.