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Diploma in Finance Skills

Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers

A soon-to-be-launched diploma that aims to give budget and cost centre managers working in non-finance roles the knowledge and skills they need to effectively and efficiently manage their area's finances.

CIPFA believes everyone who manages a budget or cost centre in a public sector organisation has an important role to play in ensuring all resources are used as efficiently and effectively as possible.

As a response to this, we are developing seven ‘Finance Skills’ modules that cover core finance topics.

The modules have been designed specifically for those who have no formal qualifications in finance or accountancy but who, as part of their job roles, need to understand robust governance, budgeting and financial management and best practice in procurement and fraud prevention.

Coming soon

The Finance Skills modules are being finalised now and will be available in the coming weeks.

To learn more about what they cover and how you will be able to access them:
download the course brochure

To register your interest and be the first to hear about the launch, email:

In the meantime, have a look at our short, introductory Finance for the Non-Financial Manager e-learning.

About the modules

  • Governance and Accountability: an insight into best practice governance principles that can be applied to any public service organisation.
  • Budget Management and Control: exploring financial management activities and financial decision-making.
  • Developing a Business Case: an in-depth understanding of preparing a business case.
  • Risk Management and Assurance: how the various areas of business risk impact on the corporate governance of an organisation.
  • Fraud Awareness: a comprehensive introduction to fraud awareness.
  • Procurement and Contract Management: how to manage procurement activity in a practical manner to help achieve real value for money.
  • Commercial Awareness: essential guidance to support the decision making process around commerciality of public services.

Flexible delivery

When taken together, the seven modules can lead to the Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers and will give you a broad and solid grounding in the areas that make up public financial management.

When purchased individually, they will enable you to focus on the areas that relate most closely to your job role.

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