Practical Workshops

Give your juniors the best start in their training

Our Practical Workshops give you the flexibility to train junior members of your team in basic principles across a range of topics. These include Accounting and Auditing, Personal and Business Tax and other niche areas such as Charities, FCA clients and SRA Accounts Rules.

Book onto our highly practical workshops and benefit from:

  • Varied ways of learning - our lecturers use visuals, exercises and role play scenarios
  • Small intimate training groups - allowing for your team's individual needs to be met
  • Career development and progression from first starting out to becoming fully qualified

For our 2021 programme, our Practical Workshops are now available through Mercia Live (our virtual classrooms), on-demand or as face to face workshops (when guidance allows).

In House courses are also available, tailor-made to your teams' specific requirements and designed to your own company's procedures.

Don't forget, if you are already a Whole Firm Member, our face to face, Mercia Live and on-demand practical workshops are included as part of your membership.  You can simply book on to our practical workshops using your online account.

Not a Whole Firm member?

Alternatively, our pay as you go options, course credits and cash price, give you the flexibility to book places for your team on our practical workshops. Our practical workshops are available from £66 (+VAT) per person. For more information on our pay as you go options, please visit here.

Available in a variety of different formats, our practical workshops for 2021 include:


  • Bookkeeping: The Principles
  • Bookkeeping: The Next Stage
  • Bookkeeping Case Study


  • Preparing and Finalising Accounts
  • Understanding Company Accounts 
  • Practical Accounting Problems

Taxation of Individuals

  • Introduction to Taxation of Individuals


  • How to Audit: An Introduction
  • How to Audit: Case Study
  • How to Audit: Planning and Completion
  • Practical Auditing Problems

Taxation of Business

  • Introduction to VAT
  • Taxation of Businesses 1
  • Understanding Capital Allowance
  • Taxation of Businesses 2
  • Employment Benefits and P11Ds
  • VAT Issues for Accounts Staff

Updates and Refreshers

  • General Tax Update for Accounts Staff
  • The Audit & Accountancy Update / Refresher

Something for Everyone

  • Making the Right Start with Colleagues and Clients 

Niche Areas 

  • Acting for FCA Clients: An Introduction
  • An Introduction to SRA Accounts Rules 
  • A Practical Introduction to Charities 



Mercia Live

Complementing our usual programme of practical workshops, the addition of Mercia Live offers enhanced and greater flexibility.

With additional dates and timings to choose from, our virtual classroom solution still includes activities you would expect on a face to face practical workshop, including case studies and question and answer opportunities.


Through a mixture of practical tuition and case studies, our on-demand practical workshops will provide your team with the skills to fulfil their roles.

We have a range of interactive e-learning modules, including quizzes throughout and a test at the end to ensure clear understanding. Our updates and niche area workshops are also available as recorded webinars, which you can watch at your own pace.

Face to face

We will continue to monitor the government guidance closely. We sincerely hope that we can return to venues from 1 May 2021 and will keep you updated with any changes.

When back at venues, we will ensure measures are put in place to help keep you safe and well.


Want some further information about our Practical Workshops? For more information please contact our team by emailing or calling 0330 058 7141 without obligation or pressure to buy. Alternatively, please request a call back using the form below.