CPD online courses

  1. What  is an online CPD course?

    CPD online courses provide up-to-date technical information on a range of subjects from Financial Reporting to Taxation. They have been designed to make online learning accessible and flexible for you.

    The online courses are delivered via pre-recorded video lectures which are presented by expert speakers and accompanied by supporting graphics and slides. The course allows you to hear the presenter and see the presentation slides move along on screen in time with the audio recording. Our online CPD courses consist of audio recordings and slides, from courses that have taken place as part of our regular classroom based CPD schedule.

    These courses provide up-to-date technical information on a range of subjects from Financial Reporting to Taxation. Our Pre-recorded CPD courses consist of audio recordings and slides, from courses that have taken place as part of our regular classroom-based CPD schedule. The user can hear the presenter and see the presentation slides move along on screen in time with the audio recording.

    kubicle.com

    Kubicle course falls into the following six categories Excel, Financial Modelling, PowerPoint, Power BI, Tableau, and Alteryx. Each course is broken into several different lesson plans supported by videos and exercises using real-life datasets. You will work your way through each lesson and complete an end of course exam.

    AccountingCPD.net

    These online courses provide an overview of a range of topics designed specifically for Accounting & Finance professionals. These are text-based courses with quizzes and practice scenarios designed to test your knowledge.

    If you wish to purchase a course provided by third party provider AccountingCPD.net, please note that your name and email address will be provided securely to AccountingCPD.net in order to deliver the course. Your data will be treated with confidentiality and in adherence with our Privacy Statement and that of AccountingCPD.net as well as requirements under GDPR.

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  2. What is a CPD webinar (Live)? 

    CPD webinars are informative online events where one of our expert speakers, or panel of speakers, deliver a presentation live online at a scheduled time. We regularly offer a series of wide-ranging webinars to make sure you are up-to-speed with the latest information and current best-practice.

    The webinars often allow for questions from the audience and other audience participation like online polls, quizzes, and other available interactive tools. If you can’t attend remotely during the live session, we’ll also offer a recorded version that you can watch at a time that suits you.

  3. What is a virtual classroom? 

    A virtual classroom is a live and interactive online learning environment, where presenters and course attendee engage with course materials, interact with one another, and work in groups together. The aim is to provide the same great learning experience you get in a physical classroom, except in an online format.

    The key distinction of a virtual classroom is that it takes place in a live, synchronous setting and may involve some pre and post course work such as viewing of pre-recorded videos or reading supporting materials or articles. These asynchronous materials are built around the presenter led, virtual classroom session itself where a range of tools may be used to foster live interaction between presenter and participants, these include; two way video, virtual break-out sessions, polls, screen-sharing, and interactive Q&A, all designed to create an immersive learning experience.

     Virtual classrooms are not a passive experience and participants are encouraged to engage, to share their thoughts and experience as well as undertaking collaborative and individual activities. In this type of interaction, the presenter has the particularly important role of the moderator who guides the learning process and supports group activities and discussions.

  4. How do I access my online CPD course/CPD webinar/virtual classroom? 

    Online CPD course/ CPD Webinar: Log in to the Chartered Accountants Ireland website and go to the 'MyAccount' area. In the ' My courses & downloads' area of your account click on the URL: Course Link option if applicable for the relevant purchase. This will bring up the transaction details including a link giving you access and passwords to your course/webinar. Before, you click in the course line (particularly for Kubicle.com courses) please check if that you have enabled the use of pop-up's in your current browser.

    Virtual classroom Log in to the Chartered Accountants Ireland website and go to the 'MyAccount' area. In the ' My courses & downloads' area of your account click on the URL: Course Link option if applicable for the relevant purchase. This will open Moodle, the learning management system from which you will access the virtual classroom under your course schedule. Alternately, you will be emailed all your course material and link to you virtual the day before your session is due to take place.

  5. How soon can I access my CPD course/CPD webinar/virtual classroom? 

    Online CPD course Upon purchasing your online CPD course you will receive an email confirmation of your purchase. The email will contain a link which will direct you to online and you can start to use it straight away. Access to your online CPD courses are available any time by logging in to your account, for 6 months from the date of purchase.

    CPD Webinar/virtual classroom These online activities take place live online, they will only become available to view from the date/time on which they are scheduled to air live online.  They will typically be recorded live and uploaded for viewing at a later stage.  


  6. What to do before my online CPD course/CPD webinar/virtual classroom? 

    Check your technology. We strongly recommend that people try the test presentation links below before purchasing any of our pre-recorded CPD courses, in order to ensure that you have enough bandwidth to view a presentation.

    Mediasite test presentation

    tests your browser to see if meets requirements

    viewing requirements and common issues

    Identify a suitable study location. In advance of your online course/webinar/virtual classroom choose a quiet place where there will be minimum disruptions so that you can fully focus on your online learning.

     Preparation. Depending on your course there may be some preparation course work or reading that should be completed in advance of your online webinar/virtual classroom. If so, the team will circulate this to you by email in advance. If you have any questions in advance of the online session, write them down and put them forward at the relevant juncture.

     Punctuality: We recommend that you log online 5 to 10 minutes in advance of your course, webinar or virtual classroom.

  7. What are my CPD requirements?

    Members of Chartered Accountants Ireland are required under the Code of Ethics for Members to maintain their professional competence. Further information about CPD requirements are available here.

  8. How to access my live online IT courses?

    • Test session. We run a test session prior to the training so that any technical or other issues can be identified and resolved in advance. It is strongly recommended that all participants attend the test session. Generally the test session will be at 16.30 on the day prior to the course and will take about 10 minutes. Login details will be sent prior to this.
    • Two monitors. Having two monitors is very strongly recommended for this training. It allows you to view the trainers PC in one monitor and the application that is the subject of the training in the other. On a single screen it can be difficult to arrange the trainers screen and your own application comfortably. If you only have a single screen please inform the trainer - ideally before the test session - and they can help you to get the best from the training session.
    • Microsoft Office version. We use Microsoft Office 365 Professional. If you are using an older version please be aware that you might not be able to do some of the exercises that are using the latest features.
    • Windows 10. We prepare the files and deliver the course using Windows 10. If you are using a MacBook or other platform please be aware that there can sometimes be incompatibilities and there are certain features that are not available on the Macintosh edition of Microsoft Office 365 Professional. These issues can be identified and resolved during the test session.

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