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About the course
The Finance Skills: Budget Management and Control course explores planning, preparing, monitoring and controlling budgets, as well as pricing and variance analysis. You will also be guided on how to ensure that your financial management is robust.
It can be taken on its own or as part of the Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers.
On completing the course, you will:
- understand the characteristics of good financial management and the role of the manager in planning, monitoring and controlling budgets
- understand the procedures to plan, monitor and control budgets
- understand the principles of costing a service.
Who is it aimed at?
The course is designed primarily for those who have no formal qualifications in finance or accountancy but who, as part of their job roles, need to understand procurement and contract management best practice.
It is ideal for those who manage a budget or cost centre as part of a non-finance role in the public sector.
How is it delivered?
The course is available as e-learning and can be delivered in-house.
In-house training is especially cost-effective for organisations interested in training a number of individuals or whole teams. It also allows us to tailor the course content to your organisation’s unique needs and context.
How long will it take to complete?
The course will take around four hours to complete.
There is no assessment for this course if you are completing it on its own and not as part of the full Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers.
The course costs £99 +VAT (e-learning only).
This course carries four CPD hours
All CIPFA training counts towards your continuing professional development (CPD). If you are a CIPFA Chartered Member, you are required to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of relevant CPD activity each year as part of maintaining your professional competence and to develop skills and knowledge.
Find out more about CPD requirements.