ICFP Fundamentals Webinar 

ICFP stands for Integrated Curriculum Financial Planning. It helps a school use resources as effectively and efficiently as possible. It does so by systematically analysing all aspects of the educational provision within a school setting to ensure that financial management planning ensures an appropriate balance in the allocation and expenditure of resources.


What will I learn?

This ICFP fundamentals webinar will cover the following areas:

  • What is ICFP and its impact
  • How is ICFP used
  • Introduction to the ISBL Approach to ICFP
  • Introduction on how to accurately calculate the Balances Metrics and the 12 Key Metrics
  • Initial steps to interpreting these metrics
  • A brief overview of the ISBL School Optimisation Tools (ISOT)
  • Short Q&A session


Our ICFP training uses the ISBL Approach to ICFP. You can read more about this here.


How long is the webinar?

1 ½ hours


How is it delivered?

The webinar is delivered via our WebEx webinar platform. You will be sent joining instructions before the event. This is a classroom style webinar with a maximum of 20 participants. The key principles of ICFP will be delivered in sections, with the chance to ask questions and clarify the learning at the end of each section.


Who is the training for?

We recognise that the school business profession is made up of individuals from a range of backgrounds, school settings, personal knowledge and indeed exposure to ICFP, so this webinar is a short, easily digestible and suitable for ICFP beginners.

This training is also suitable for Headteachers, Governors and other senior school leaders who wish to gain an understanding of ICFP principles.

If you are new to ICFP and want to know more about the key principles and how it can be used, then this introductory webinar is for you.


What level of ICFP training do I need?

What ICFP training you require will depend on your knowledge and experience of ICFP to-date. If you are new to ICFP, we recommend that you attend this ICFP Fundamentals webinar to gain an understanding of the principles of ICFP and how it can be used.


















If you already have some knowledge and experience of ICFP, we recommend that you consider our intermediate training: Using ICFP accurately and effectively in your school (Part 1 and Part 2).


Is the ISBL School Optimisation Tool (ISOT) included in this training?

A license for the ISOT is not included in this training. You can find out more about the ISOT and how to purchase it separately here.

This training will reference how ICFP tools can be used to help you calculate the metrics but does not specifically include training on how to use any one specific ICFP tool or software.


Can this training be delivered to my local or regional group?

Yes, we can arrange for this training to be delivered to your local or regional network group. Please contact training@isbl.org.uk for more information on what we can offer.


How much does it cost?

There is an ISBL member rate and a Non member rate for all our training courses.

  • ISBL member rate: £35.00 +VAT
  • Non member rate: £49.00 +VAT

One of the benefits of being an ISBL member is being able to access the member rates for training and conferences. If you are not a member, you can find out more about joining ISBL here.

To be able to access the ISBL member rate, your membership needs to be active before you book your place on the course.


To find the date of the next ICFP Fundamentals webinar and book your place, click here.