Engaging virtual courses, with even more flexibility

Your Mercia Live Autumn Programme now available to book

Explore our courses

With courses running from 1 September 2020, your Autumn Programme is now available to book. In addition to 250+ events of essential and specialist topics we have also introduced new one-hour updates of your core courses to run early morning, lunch time and late evenings to fit in and around your new normal and make it easy to keep up to date with the latest in audit, accountancy and tax.

Audit and Accountancy

Our courses provide essential catch ups for account preparers and auditors. Upcoming courses cover topics such as the future of audit, post Brexit guidance and changes to ethical standards.



Our essential tax courses are designed to cover relevant changes to legislation and HMRC guidance in the areas such as personal tax, employee tax, business income tax and corporation tax. Our courses also cover specialist tax areas such as succession planning, group reconstruction and Research and Development.


We also cover a range of other topics such as company law and compliance issues, including Money Laundering and GDPR.

Increased flexibility

We understand that as you continue to work flexibly, your training and development needs to fit in around other commitments. To support your work/life balance, in addition to our usual three hour CPD events, we have introduced one-hour updates of your core courses that will run:

  • Early morning (7:30 - 8:30)
  • Lunch time (13:00 - 14:00)
  • Late evening (19:00 - 20:00)

Engaging content

We pride ourselves on our online courses being as informative, high quality and engaging as our face to face equivalents. On all of our Autumn courses, we are actively limiting numbers to ensure:

  • An enhanced delegate experience
  • The option to interact with other delegates
  • Opportunity to ask any questions you may have

Talk to us about your training

Want to find out how our training and/or membership options can support and add value to your firm?

Our friendly team are happy to help. Contact our team on sales@mercia-group.com or 0330 058 7141. 

Frequently asked questions about our Mercia Live courses 

Click here for our new Mercia Live programme for the autumn. You will continue to see the breadth of course topics available as well as some new one hour updates that will run early in the morning, at lunch times and late in the evening, to help you with work life balance during these challenging times.

We will move your original booking on the face to face courses to the nearest Mercia Live 3 hour option available. Once your course swap has been processed you will receive a new booking confirmation and joining instructions for the new course date. Please note the new date and timings of your course booking. If the new date/time does not suit you or you would prefer to join a one hour update (early morning, lunch time or evening), email us at enrolments@mercia-group.com to let us know your preferred course date.

If you have a membership that includes face to face CPD courses, our Mercia Live courses are available to you for no additional cost. If you subscribe to our online training membership, you can access our Mercia Live courses at the lowest credit price. For further details on our memberships please visit here.

You and fellow delegates will join your expert lecturer in a classroom – just like a face-to-face course, but online instead. In our sessions you can still speak to the lecturer and other delegates, as well as being able to see them if they have their webcams turned on. The session will run as you would expect on a face-to-face course, including a slideshow presentation and question and answer opportunities.

Mercia Live uses an online conferencing platform called Zoom. To join the session all you’ll need is an internet connection – no specialist software required! For a full experience, we would recommend joining with a headset and webcam, to enable you to fully participate in the session.

The bandwidth used by Zoom will be optimised for the best experience based on the participants’ network. You can find out more about system requirements and bandwidth here.

Yes, please follow the prompts through this link, where you can test the software and your internet connection prior to any virtual classrooms you will attend. You can check that you are running the latest version of Zoom by following the instructions on this page.

You will receive joining instructions 7 days prior to your booked course date. The instructions will include timings of your course as well as links and instructions on how to join your session. You can joint the waiting room at any time, and we recommend that you try this well in advance. If you have not received your joining instructions, please email the enrolments team at enrolments@mercia-group.com. Please be aware that your course date/time in the autumn may have changed from your original face to face booking. For more information on what to do if the new date does not suit see the FAQ question “For the new Mercia Live programme this autumn, what will happen to my original face to face course booking?

You will be able to see anyone who has a webcam turned on – this will include the lecturer and any delegates who have this function enabled. To replicate the social experience of a face to face course as much as possible, we encourage delegates not to be shy and to turn on their cameras. Dependant on your device, you may be able to hide your background.

The training host will make the notes accessible in the waiting room and in the chat function of the session prior to the course starting. The slides being used by the lecturer during the course will also be visible on screen during the training. The materials you will be sent are for your own use only and you are not permitted to share these with colleagues or to save these onto a shared drive.