Budgeting for non financial managers – 1 day

Course summary

This one-day Budgeting course is for anyone struggling to put together and manage a budget. It takes a practical, hands-on, straightforward approach to budget making and will give invaluable tools and techniques to help you develop and understand your budget.
Struggle with financial language? Then this course is for you!

SY, Goldsmiths
“The pace of the course was just right, I really liked the resources in the booklet. Everyone in our organisation should attend this course!”
NT, Goldsmiths
“I now feel more confident when dealing with budgets. The course was excellent and the trainer was very knowledgeable and kept the topic interesting.”
PD, International Student House
“The trainer was very clear, patient (thank goodness) and thorough in her delivery and explanations. I enjoyed the day and the location and facilities were excellent.”
“Very good. I liked the use of practical tasks to help our understanding whilst continually making them relevant to each individual's situation.”
JG, Diabetes UK
“The course was very clear and the trainer was happy to explain points and answer questions.”

Course dates and location

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.

If you would like to attend this course then register your interest with us. Currently, this course is run on request meaning that a date will be scheduled once we have at least three people interested in attending this course.

There are no dates available at the moment.

Budget Management Skills Courses in London

This is finance training that focuses on your budget. The training course looks at the elements of a budget, what to understand before you start to plan the budget, different ways of assembling a budget and how to avoid the common pitfalls. We will look at the tools used to manage a budget and help you to understand the paperwork produced and used in your own organisation.

The course covers:

  • the definition and purpose of a budget
  • common pitfalls in the budgeting process and how to avoid them
  • Different types of expenditure
  • Practical tips for preparing an effective budget
  • What a forecast is and how it differs from a budget
  • Phasing/profiling the annual budget
  • How to manage the budget
  • The importance of accruals

All our training courses are delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

This Budget management skills course is for managers who need to set and manage budgets but don’t have the expertise or specific training in this area of finance. For anyone without a finance background who wants to learn about budgets in plain English!

This training course will help you put together a budget that stands up to external scrutiny – by funders, the board and external regulators. This is finance training to give you confidence as well as skills. You will be able to phase your budget accurately over the year so as to understand the peaks and troughs of income and expenditure and you will be able to manage and control your budget to avoid nasty surprises.

Other courses available at the centre include: Finance for non financial managers, which is a two day course covering not just budgeting, but all the financial aspects of a manager’s role such as costing, pricing and reading accounts.

  • £589 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £654 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Book this course

We have a two-tier pricing structure, offering discounted rates to charities and not-for-profit organisations: Not-for-profit price applies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations (including public sector and housing) Standard price applies to all other organisations

If you are requesting a charity discount, we will need your registered charity number

(if so please specify – please note, this information will be kept private and only used to ensure we can support your learning needs on the day(s) of the course)

(e.g. dietary, access, religious)

We will invoice you for your course and this will be sent via email within two working days. Once you have received your invoice, you can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque.

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