Training Memberships

Simplified offering, simplified pricing - the same high quality training and extensive programme

Whatever your firm's requirements, we have a membership option to suit you. Membership includes unlimited access to our Mercia face to face courses (when we can return to venues), all Mercia Live virtual classrooms and all Mercia CPD on-demand recordings. You and your team can watch or attend as many courses as you would like! The only training not included in our memberships are our one-day conferences, our probate courses and our management, leadership and business development courses. You have the choice of two membership types - CPD Only Membership or Whole Firm Membership - please see below for further information.

Membership costs £35 per person per month*, payable across 12 months for unlimited access to our training, whenever and however you would like to consume it. To calculate the cost of membership for your firm, you need to include all chargeable members of your team

Have a question about our memberships? We've included some handy FAQs at the bottom of this page.

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CPD Only Membership

This membership is recommended for firms who only require CPD training for their partners and seniors. This membership is £35 per person per month*

Unlimited access to all CPD courses, whether face to face, Mercia Live or on-demand recordings

  • Unlimited access to all of our courses for you and your team. Whatever your team's preference for training, mix and match between face to face, Mercia Live or on-demand recordings

  • Access to our online training packs, which include regulatory e-learning, soft skills and update bulletins.

  • Access to course notes and slides.

  • MP3 audio versions of our on demand recordings are also available

 

Exclusive discounts

  • 10% off peer reviews and technical query helpline, including Audit (True and Fair and Clients Money), Financial Reporting and other areas relevant to firms of accountants, such as Anti-Money Laundering, Clients Money, Investment Business, Practice Assurance and general ethical questions. This does not have include technical tax queries.

  • Discounts on our methodology and compliance products.

  • Discounts on our promote products.

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Online resources and guidance

  • A constantly growing hub of resources, articles, blogs and topical news, helping you get the latest updates and current affairs.

Online account area 

  • Access to your own online account area, which allows you to track your own CPD hours and the training of your team.

  • All on demand recordings available automatically in your library, with over 200 recordings per year.

  • Tracking functionality, allowing you to monitor course progress and focus on relevant chapters.

Monthly e-newsletter 

  • Keeping you up to date on upcoming CPD webinars and Practical Workshops, industry events and current news. They are to benefit you and your firm and not used as a marketing tool. 

Whole Firm Membership

In addition to all of the same benefits as a CPD membership, if required, you can also include your junior team members in membership too.

For just £35 per person per month*, this will give them access to practical workshops, making them more efficient in the workplace. Our workshops are practical and cover basic principles across a wide range of topics such as:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Introductions to Auditing, Accounting and Taxation
  • Other niche areas

The workshops are available as face to face events (when we can return to venues), Mercia Live virtual classrooms and interactive on-demand workshops. We recommend this membership for your firm if you have team members of different levels of experience and seniority.

Unsure if membership could work for your practice? For more information contact our team by emailing sales@mercia-group.com or calling 0330 058 7141 without obligation or pressure to buy. Alternatively, please request a call back using the form below.

 




FAQs

The main difference between our CPD and Whole Firm membership options is whether you would like to include your juniors / trainees in your membership. By including them, this will give them access to our practical workshops programme. We have two membership options:

  • Whole Firm Training Membership offers unlimited access to all CPD and practical workshop face-to-face technical training courses (when we can return to venues), all CPD and practical workshop Mercia Live virtual classrooms, on-demand CPD recordings and the online practical workshop library, for the duration of membership.
  • CPD Only Training Membership offers unlimited access to all CPD face-to-face technical training courses (when we can return to venues), all CPD Mercia Live virtual classrooms and on-demand CPD recordings (excluding practical workshops), for the duration of membership.

All memberships must include all chargeable team members within the firm, with the exception of your payroll and corporate finance team members. Entering into a Membership implies acknowledgement of the conditions above and agreement to Mercia's right to invoice for additional members of staff if it subsequently becomes clear that at the time of making the initial declaration of chargeable staff, one or more individuals was omitted from the list of chargeable staff. We have a PAYG alternative, and would be happy to discuss the most appropriate option with you.

Any staff working 20 hours or less per week should be included as half. Partners and Directors are treated as full time regardless of the number of hours worked.

Our full day conferences, probate and management training are not included in membership, although all members are entitled to our lowest rate should you wish to attend on a PAYG basis.

Please see our useful guide on how members can access their online training here.

To ensure that we send sufficient course materials and arrange sufficient refreshments, members are still required to book places on their face to face events. Online recorded webinars need not be booked online unless you wish to receive a reminder of the courses being released. Members will need to book a place on a Mercia Live course in order to receive the correct joining instructions.

All membership types attract 10% discount on our technical support and marketing products, including our technical enquiries (excluding tax), our manuals and our file review service.

Members may attend any of Mercia’s events in any venue as part of their whole firm or CPD membership, with the exception of our full day conferences, our probate qualification courses and our separate management programme, subject to availability. Please see also Mercia’s fair usage policy here.

Yes, all memberships include access to our four online training packs. These include the regulatory e-learning pack (AML, GDPR, CFA and Bribery), the soft skills pack, the update bulletins pack and the mental health, wellbeing and resilience pack. Our Regulatory E-learning pack is available for ALL members of your team which includes the required AML, Bribery and GDPR training for your admin team.

Please contact Mercia in writing of any changes that you wish to make to your membership during the year.

Out of courtesy to other clients, please notify us in writing or via an email with a read receipt within 14 days of a course running if you or any of your team are unable to attend a public course or live webinar on which they have previously been booked. We appreciate that it may not be possible to attend every course that you have booked. However, where individuals from a member firm are booked to attend 10 or more courses, yet they fail to attend 50% or more, and do not give us written confirmation within 14 days of the course(s) that they are cancelling, Mercia reserves the right to charge the firm a cancellation fee equal to half of the published course fee.

 

*All prices subject to VAT. Memberships are a 12 month subscription and all membership fees are per person per month. † All staff involved in chargeable work should be included in the membership and not just those attending courses. Any staff working 20 hours or less per week should be included as half. Partners and directors are treated as full time regardless of the number of hours worked. Any team members who work in payroll or corporate finance do not need to be included in your membership.