IRRV Diploma Course



Day Release Courses have traditionally been run from IRRV HQ in Central London. Courses were run over three terms on one day each week from October to May. The well-being of our students is paramount and as we continue to face up to the Covid-19 pandemic, we need to be mindful of our responsibility to put in place social distancing measures. At the same time, it has become clear that employers are not be keen for their students to use public transport so they can attend a course.

In view of the foregoing, the Institute has taken the decision not to run a Day Release Course from IRRV HQ in 2020/21. It is essential students know they can undertake a course without it being disrupted, once it commences. At this time, that remains a risk with any face-to-face delivery or our courses.

Arrangements are being put in place to enhance the existing Distance Learning Course with the addition of live / recorded webinars for each subject. This will change considerably the ‘learner experience’ of our distance learning students, as we look to combine the benefits of our existing Day Release and Distance Learning Courses. A number of other changes are being considered which includes regular reporting on a student’s progress to employers and more ‘personal’ support for our students.

Details of the enhanced Distance Learning Course will be released in early September 2020.


                                                    Enrol NOW via Distance Learning route


The IRRV Diploma Course is designed for both Revenues and Benefits staff who wish to gain a further professional qualification and enhance their career prospects. It leads to Diploma Membership of the IRRV.


Course Entry requirements:
Students must have achieved a pass in the IRRV certificate (formerly Technician Qualification) or NVQ Level 3 in their chosen discipline or they must hold a qualification at least equivalent to A-Level, Scottish Highers or any qualification at Level 3 of the national framework (England and Wales) or Level 6 (Scotland) and have had substantial workplace experience.


Classes start at 10 am and finish at 4pm. In addition to face-to-face tuition, students are expected to complete research and undertake an assignment during the course. Students are required to study four subjects. Each subject entails five days of tuition throughout the academic year.


Diploma Assignment
Management Case Study

Revenues Administration and Local Taxation Administration & Public Sector Finance
Welfare Benefits Administration & Public Sector Finance
Valuation for Rating
(Choose 1)

Council Tax Law & Practice
Non Domestic Rate Law & Practice
Welfare Benefits Law & Practice
Law of Property
(Choose 1)


What is included in the course fee?
Course Fee: £1390 plus VAT per student. 
The course fee includes all study material, webinars and student's days. Please note that additional fees are payable for Student Membership and for Examinations - full details are available here.

3 places for the price of 2 on multiple enrolments*
* This offer is valid on multiple bookings with a minimum of 3 candidates and can be applied to bookings for distance learning.

How to Apply
You can apply at any time by completing the course enrolement form.

Application Form

Candidates/Students who are not current members must ensure their membership form is completed at the same time as the course booking form which can be found here. All students must be registered with the IRRV before the start of the course.

Fees and Cancellations
Cancellations made after the commencement of course are liable for the full course fee. A substitute attendee is welcome subject to payment of an administration fee.
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the IRRV Team.
Tel 020 7691 8984