Bitesize vs. Qualifications

Whether you’re looking for flexible online bitesize courses that can build up to a qualification at your own pace or you would like to achieve a full online professional qualification, with tutor support to boost your career, there is an option for you.

We offer a broad range of professional qualifications at undergraduate and masters level, as well as more than 70 online CPD accredited bitesize courses in healthcare business and finance subjects. All our content is relevant to individuals working for and with the NHS.

Below you can compare the benefits of studying HFMA bitesize courses with an HFMA qualification, to find the right route for you.

HFMA Bitesize benefits

  • Study online in 3, 6 or 10 hours, depending on the course you choose, on any device
  • Complete a series of intermediate or advanced courses at your own pace then purchase and complete an assessment to gain an HFMA qualification in healthcare business and finance
  • High quality courses which are all CPD accredited
  • A cost effective way to build up to an intermediate or advanced qualification as it allows you to spread the cost
  • 12 months access to your course
  • More than 70 courses to choose from

HFMA Qualifications benefits

  • Study an industry-recognised business and finance qualification in a structured and supported environment
  • Study in-depth a range of qualifications designed specifically for the NHS and UK healthcare market
  • Access to expert tutors who have worked at the frontline of health and social care
  • Share learning with your peers working across the NHS
  • Develop strategic and leadership skills that can help you further your career in the NHS
  • Access to an Online Learning Environment (OLE) providing seminars, discussion forums, e-books and a resource library

HFMA Bitesize pricing


5 x courses:

1 x course:

£165 + VAT*

£50 + VAT*


1 x course:

£120 + VAT* per course


1 x course:

£150 + VAT* per course

HFMA Qualifications pricing




£2,000+ VAT

£850 + VAT

£669 + VAT

Diploma/Higher Dip:

Primary Care Diploma:


£4,000+ VAT

£2,600 + VAT

£1,500 + VAT

HFMA bitesize Learner Profile

“I was looking for healthcare specific online courses to support my professional development and further my knowledge of NHS finance and healthcare business management. The HFMA bitesize courses stood out to me as they provide a huge variety of relevant and up to date healthcare business and finance subjects.

The additional appeal of these courses for me, was that I could gain CPD whilst working and have the option to build up to achieve a qualification at my own pace. I didn’t feel I had the time to commit to studying a full professional qualification, so the flexible learning route presented by HFMA bitesize was unique. ”

HFMA Qualifications Learner profile

“HFMA offered a qualification that was accessible and flexible to achieve alongside a senior full-time role. The topics were incredibly relevant and delivered the depth of knowledge I was hoping to attain from such a qualification.

Undertaking my studies has already secured the next step in my career, into a CCG as an Assistant Director. The qualification has added a greater depth to my approach to daily tasks and decision- making processes. My line manager acknowledged a clear transition in my knowledge and ability. I believe this is down to the content delivered on meaningful issues in the current NHS climate, both from a financial and quality perspective."

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