Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Classroom or distance learning 7 September 2018
Delivery options: 
Next programme:
September 2018
Start date:
Programme schedule: Module one: 7 and 8 September 2018
Module two: 5 and 6 October 2018
Module three: 2 and 3 November 2018
Module four: 30 November and 1 December 2018
Module five: 11 and 12 January 2019
Module six: 1 and 2 February 2019
Exam preparation session: 8 February 2019
Final exam: 22 February 2019 (morning)
Classroom session times Fridays: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am - 2:00pm 
Entry criteria For full details on our entry and award criteria and to check your eligibility please click here
Assessment structure

Assignment one: MCQ (multiple choice quiz): 20%
Assignment two: 30%
Final exam: 50% (Open book exam)


Participants must pass each assignment in order to sit the final exam.
The pass mark is set at 50% with distinction achieved at 70%.
We offer an optional half day exam preparation session.
The final exam can only be taken online.

Distance fee:

€2,225 (Members)
€2,475 (Non members)

Terms and conditions For full details on payment options and our terms and conditions, please click here
Lead tutors:
Robert Kirk and Ben Wheaton
CPD hours: CPD Hours for specialist qualifications
Training tickets:

Not accepted

Our Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is a qualification which travels very successfully and has been completed by accountants around the world including the USA, Europe, Middle East, China and Australia.
Now in its 13th year, it is consistently one of our most popular diploma offerings.

This programme is the mark of someone who has invested in their career, who is up to date with the latest developments and is actively sought by many industry leading organisations when recruiting for financial reporting roles. 

Join our lecturers Robert Kirk and Ben Wheaton on the next programme and bring your financial reporting skills right up to date. 

The Diploma is offered by both classroom and distance study and is supported by comprehensive learning materials to guide, explain and test your understanding and ability to apply international financial reporting standards. This means that no matter where you are located you can now complete the programme as best suits you.

The final exam can be taken online for distance learners.

Our online booking process is currently being upgraded and will be available shortly. In the meantime, please download the course brochure and return the application form within it to the specialist qualification department, who will confirm your booking.


All of our programmes count towards both structured and unstructured CPD. 

The exact amounts of structured hours allowable under the regulations governing chartered accountants depends on attendance, home reading of programme materials and completing assignments.

Further structured and non structured hours may be claimed for completion of assignments but these will vary for each individual.

Please note that those operating in regulated areas may need to undertake additional relevant CPD to meet their obligations.

If you would like to know how many CPD hours you need to have completed a year, see our professional standards page.

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