The Parkinson Partnership



We have an agreement for members with The Parkinson Partnership for finance training covering a range of topics in any given year. The topics are normally driven by the upcoming priorities for councils, for e.g. budget training will be in the Autumn and concludes just before the New Year. Similarly year end finance preparation will be geared to the period leading up to Spring. Booking on to one of these courses is different from those run by DAPTC. The link below is for The Parkinson Partnership website and they will confirm your booking. Once the training is complete we will then organise your invoice and if required CPD Points / Certificate. The courses are open to other councils around England so spaces book quickly, so don't hang about!


Cancellation – the full course fee will be payable if advice of cancellation is not received by DAPTC at least five working days prior to the course date.



VIEW, CHECK AVAILABLITY AND BOOK FINANCE COURSES Please ensure you keep the booking confirmation email from The Parkinson Partnership - this contains the Zoom code needed to join the training session. 

The typical courses run and available are as follows:

Finance for Councillors - councillors only, to give a greater understanding of their duties with regard to the council’s finances. Courses are available most months.

Internal Controls - this session will give councillors and clerks an understanding of the need for internal controls and how they work, with practical examples and case studies. Courses are available most months.

Introduction to VAT for local councils - this session, for clerks, finance staff and councillors who wish to develop their knowledge, explains how VAT affects local councils. Essential for any council contemplating major building projects. Courses are available most months.

The role of Internal Audit - for councillors and officers wanting to understand the role of the internal auditor and how to appoint one. (Please note, this is NOT a training session for people who want to undertake internal audits) Courses run infrequently – keep an eye out for dates released in DAPTC’s e-newsletters and on our website.

Year-end Accounts & Audit - For officers who want to understand how to prepare their council’s Annual Governance & Accountability Return and comply with the requirements of the audit process. Courses available during January to April.

Don't forget! - Finance courses are booked direct with our training partner, just use the link above.

Below are dates for other finance courses and any one off bespoke 'whole council' courses: