Announcement: Mental health workforce to gain 21,000 employees by 2021

Take the opportunity to change your future and join a profession in demand - study our BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) [Pre-registration Nursing]. more

Online Classroom Live 2018: Try Before You Buy

Professional Development from the comfort of your own home We are excited to announce the release of our 2018 online classroom live dates. These highly interactive live online sessions are different to your typical  online course or webinar. We’ve designed the courses with interactivity in mind.  By attending live, delegates can talk with their presenters more

Blended learning: What’s the right blend?

When an organisation puts together a blended learning programme the main aim is to provide training that achieves the desired learning objectives, which in turn improves employee performance, which in turn improves business performance. By selecting the right blend of methods, mediums and technology an organisation can realise a number of benefits that improve the more

Amidst time pressures, how Online CPD can help you maintain your competitive edge

Has your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) become a tick box exercise, where you are frantically trying to cram training towards the end of the year, to meet CPD requirements? For many professionals, CPD is seen in the context of compliance. But let’s just stand back and consider the importance of CPD for a working professional more

BPP @ ICAS Insolvency Conference

BPP were delighted to attend the ICAS Insolvency Conference on November 14-15th at Gleneagles. As the chosen training partner for ICAS, we are providing both CPI and JIEB training for 2018 in Scotland as well as England & Wales. At the conference, we demonstrated the online classroom platform and in 2018 we are combining our more

Autumn Statement 2017: Demystify the Budget with BPP

My name is Michael Steed and I am the Head of Tax for BPP Professional Development. On 22nd November 2017, Philip Hammond will deliver his second Budget as Chancellor and at 13:00 hours GMT on 23rd November, BPP Professional Development will go live with its Demystifying the Budget webinar. In this webinar, I will be more

J.P. Morgan seeks new higher and degree apprentices for 2018

J.P. Morgan seeks new higher and degree apprentices for 2018

J.P. Morgan are currently calling on talented and ambitious young students to join them next year as higher and degree apprentices at their Bournemouth office. An exciting range of vacancies are on offer with roles in financial services and digital and technology, allowing students to launch their career within the financial services industry. J.P. Morgan more

Examining the tax implications of the Sharing Economy

Michael Steed, Head of Tax, BPP Professional Development. Let’s start with a question: what is the sharing economy (aka the collaborative economy)? Simply put, it is the common term to describe the use of disruptive technology (smart-phones to you and me), by which consumers can share under-used resources between them and make money. The most more

JIEB 2018 and onwards…

Well here we are, coming up to 6 months since the new Insolvency rules landed. We hope you are getting to grips with the new dawn so to speak. Looking at more changes, the JIEB have this year also announced that the 2018 exams will return to the 2 paper format – one corporate paper more

IFRS 16: Leases on the Loose

“Special report on leases concludes that the distinction between operating leases and finance leases that is required by present standards is arbitrary and unsatisfactory. The main deficiency being that they do not provide for the recognition in lessees’ balance sheets of material assets and liabilities arising from operating leases” Date: 1996 and published by the more

BPP Pro Bono Centre – New Family Specialist Joins the Team

BPP Pro Bono Centre Family Law Clinic welcomes new Supervising Solicitor, Crystal Stewart BPP’s Pro Bono Centre is delighted to welcome Crystal Stewart to BPP. Crystal joined BPP in  November 2017. Prior to this,  she was head of the family department at MK Law Solicitors based in  Old Street and Bromley South. Crystal  has advised more

BPP Pro Bono Centre and Macfarlanes LLP – Launch of partnership to help communities in London

BPP Pro Bono Centre taking part in  National Pro Bono Week 2017 (6 November – 10 November) The award winning Pro Bono Centre runs over 20 projects across all BPP centres working with volunteer students and volunteers lawyers to provide assistance in the local area. The BPP Pro Bono Centre is delighted to extend its more

Pro Bono Centre Shortlisted for LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2017

  Judges for the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards have shortlisted BPP Pro Bono Centre (BPP University Law School) for two leading awards, ‘Best contribution by an in-house team’ and ‘Most effective pro bono partnership’ for BPP’s Enterprise Legal Advice Clinic. BPP Pro Bono Centre’s 13 staff and many students dedicate thousands of hours across more

Revenue Out with the old in with the new

  IFRS 15 was first issued in May 2014. Ian Mackintosh, IASB vice-chairman at the time, praised the IFRS model for revolutionising the financial reporting landscape. He stated that IFRS has allowed for a “globally consistent language of financial reporting” and also thinks “accounting is on the cusp of becoming the world’s first global profession” more

Finance Business Partnering: A look behind the curtain

The term ‘Finance Business Partner’ has been around for many years.   A multitude of companies have had a vision of business partnering but it would seem only a few have successfully achieved it.  Let’s just take a few minutes and reflect on whether it’s all worth it and, if it is, how we might improve more

Cyber Security – Minimise Risk in Today’s Culture of Computing

As the world continues to deepen its digital footprint, organised criminal gangs sitting on the other side of the screen are on the increase, acting almost like an unfortunate side-effect. Stories almost always focus on someone far away, like high ranking politicians, celebrities or big companies. But cyber crime and malicious hackers also target regular more

“You do not have to be deluded to work in the financial services industry…”

Very interesting article in this weeks Evening Standard about the City not being ready for MiFID II: http://bit.ly/2yroHi0 BPP will help make sure you are ready for these big changes with our face to face course, MiFID II – New Requirements for Investment Managers, which offers the opportunity to prepare for these changes. The Markets in Financial more

Artificial Intelligence: How ‘New Thinking’ is Changing the World

Alongside the allure of croissants, our recent Artificial Intelligence (AI) breakfast event held in the heart of London managed to entice many on a rain-soaked Monday morning. We had over 100 people join the AI breakfast event and live webinar where our expert presenter, Pratish Sharma gave a fantastic overview of the fascinating developments in more

Stand out from the competition – apply to become a Student Digital Champion

BPP Learning Centres around the country are recruiting Student Digital Champions with a closing date of Friday 20th October. In this paid role (£150 per semester) you will help to organise training and support that will help your fellow students improve their digital knowledge. Some of our champions are moving on as they graduate, others more

Avoiding The Traps

Sally Chapman offers some top tips on passing the Advanced Taxation paper As BPP’s P6 Advanced Taxation subject matter expert I can’t actually sit your exam for you, but I can offer you my top tips for ensuring your success. Strong assumed knowledge Sadly, many students’ assumed F6 knowledge is simply not good enough. Perhaps more