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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.

ICAEW Faculties are ‘centres of technical excellence’ and offer exclusive content, events and webinars to help with your continuing professional development. They cover a range of areas:


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

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.

Professional Accountancy Education Europe
Collaboration between nine of Europe's leading accountancy bodies which seeks "to develop a high-quality professional accountancy education framework, based on common principles, at an international level for the education of accounting and auditing professionals." Previously known as the Common Content Project.

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.

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

AMT Training
International provider of financial training. Offers courses on a range of areas including corporate finance.

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

Bloomberg BNA Professional Learning
Bloomberg BNA provides a number of tax and accounting webinars and elearning courses.

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.

CIPFA Training
CIPFA offers a number of courses aimed at finance professionals, auditors, treasury staff, service managers, frontline personnel and non-finance specialists.

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.

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

HMRC webinars, e-learning, email alerts and videos for businesses and agents
Details of HM Revenue and Customs' free webinars, emails and videos to support businesses and agents.

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.

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.

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.

Training courses for accountants and finance professionals in financial modelling.

Osborne Training
Approved training providers for AAT, ACCA and IAB. Osborne also offer professional accountancy courses and software training. 

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

Redcliffe Training
Training seminars covering a wide range of financial topics. These include accountancy, tax, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and buy-outs, floatations, valuation, modelling, debt, restructuring and documentation relating to loans and deals. Courses are presented on both a public and an in-house basis in the UK and overseas.

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.

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 or email through our document supply service.

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