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" An excellent course with informative content and inspiring speakers, I would strongly recommend it to anyone starting out in the industry. "
Sophie Davies, Graphite Capital
Foundation course delegate
" The course covered a lot of material and I learnt an enormous amount. The course director was an excellent and very patient teacher. "
Henry Salmon, Anthemis
Best Practice Financial Modelling course delegate
" A fantastic course and one of the best I have attended. Across the board the content was engaging and useful. "
Aaron Lawson-Clark, NVM
Foundation course delegate
" Good pace, relevant information and exceptionally organised. "
Jordana Cropper, NorthEdge
Foundation course delegate

Starting out: 0-18 months


For those new to the industry, this selection of courses will introduce the key elements of private equity, venture capital, financial models and investments to build basic knowledge and understanding. These courses will also help aspiring fund managers develop the skills, behaviours and mindset needed to excel as part of a high-performing deal team.
Find out more about each course using the further information button on the tiles below. To view all of our upcoming training courses click the calendar button below.
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Foundation

The BVCA's flagship Foundation workshop equips delegates with the expertise to succeed as a private equity or venture capital fund manager. They’ll learn from some of the industry's most respected...

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Foundation

Course dates: 27 September - 1 October 2021 or March 2022
Costs: £4,295.00 +VAT (member rate) / £8,590.00 +VAT (non-member rate)
CPD hours: 26
Key topics include:
  • Due diligence
  • Deal structuring and investment returns
  • Transaction structuring (early stage, growth capital, MBOs)
  • Exits and more
Course overview:
The BVCA's flagship Foundation workshop equips delegates with the expertise to succeed as a private equity or venture capital fund manager. They’ll learn from some of the industry's most respected practitioners and gain a thorough understanding of the entire deal life cycle and portfolio management.

LP Foundation

The LP Foundation workshop develops the vital knowledge and skills needed to succeed as an investor in private equity and venture capital funds. Led by some of the industry's most respected…

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LP Foundation

Course dates: 18-19 October 2021
Costs: £995.00 +VAT (member rate) / £1,990.00 +VAT (non-member rate)
CPD hours: 13
Key topics include:
  • Fund due diligence
  • Planning your portfolio
  • Portfolio monitoring
  • Regulation, legal agreements, terms and more
Course overview:
The LP Foundation workshop develops the vital knowledge and skills needed to succeed as an investor in private equity and venture capital funds. Led by some of the industry's most respected practitioners, delegates gain the expertise to make more informed investments and manage a portfolio.

VC Foundation

The ultimate introduction for those new to the VC industry. Led by highly respected practitioners, delegates will receive best practice advice and get up to speed on essential knowledge, trends and skills...

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VC Foundation

Course dates: 12-13 October 2021
Costs: £1,395.00 +VAT (member rate) / £2,790.00 +VAT (non-member rate)
CPD hours: 13
Key topics include:
  • Business plans
  • Structuring the transaction
  • VC modelling
  • Due diligence, exits and more
Course overview:
The ultimate introduction for those new to the VC industry. Led by highly respected practitioners, delegates will receive best practice advice and get up to speed on essential knowledge, trends and skills to set their VC career on the path to success.

Financial Modelling in PE/VC

This course is designed to help delegates develop their understanding of accounting and Excel to create rigorous financial models, integrated balance sheets and cashflow forecasting models...

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Financial Modelling in PE/VC

Course dates: 27-30 September 2021
Costs: £1,665.00 +VAT (member rate) / £3,330.00 +VAT (non-member rate)
CPD hours: 13
Key topics include:
  • Setting up the model
  • Scenario management
  • Creating the working sheet/sub-models/outputs and more
Course overview:
This course is designed to help delegates develop their understanding of accounting and Excel to create rigorous financial models, integrated balance sheets and cashflow forecasting models that work more efficiently, flexibly and effectively.

Executive Performance

This new practical masterclass will help delegates identify the skills they need to improve and hone the behaviours and thinking needed to excel as part of a high-performing deal team...

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Executive Performance

Course dates: November 2021
Costs: £1,359.00 +VAT (member rate) / £2,790.00 +VAT (non-member rate)
CPD hours: 6
Key topics include:
  • Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Improving performance, motivation and focus
  • Strengthening empathy and communication
  • Managing complex stakeholder relationships and more
Course overview:
This new practical masterclass will help delegates identify the skills they need to improve and hone the behaviours and thinking needed to excel as part of a high-performing deal team. An essential course for aspiring fund managers looking to advance on the fund management career ladder.
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Are you looking to take the next steps in your fund management career?


Introducing the BVCA Fund Management Career Toolkit, our comprehensive, interactive guide to help you identify the crucial knowledge, skills and attributes private equity and venture capital firms look for in a Partner, Investment Director, Manager and Analyst.

CPD

The BVCA is an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Our open and e-Learning courses are approved by the CPD Certification Service and carry CPD learning hours.

In-house training

Enrich the skillset of your team at a time and location convenient to you with our tailored in-house training solution. All the above courses are available for in-house training.

Further information

For further information about our courses or anything on this page please contact BVCA training.