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Finance Skills: Developing a Business Case

This course offers an in-depth understanding of how to prepare a business case in accordance with generally accepted best practice. It is available as e-learning and can be delivered in-house.

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About the course

The Finance Skills: Developing a Business Case course explores the steps involved in a business case, including formulating objectives, measurement of costs and benefits, and other arrangements such as financial impact and post-implementation review.

It can be taken on its own or as part of the Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers. It may also lead you onto our Better Business Cases Foundation course.

Learning outcomes

On completing the course, you will:

  • understand the aims and objectives of developing a business case and the situations in which it can be used ­
  • understand the basic techniques of developing a business case ­
  • understand how to review the viability of various options using financial and non-financial data.

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.

Assessment

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.

Pricing

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.

For full details visit: www.cipfa.org/cpd


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