Budgeting for the Public and Non Profit Sector - CPD accredited

Budget Setting, Financial Management, and Control

HB Publications and Training International


£330 inc VAT
Study method
1 Day, Part-time
10 CPD points / hours
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Location & dates

Start date
End date

End date: 27/09/2019

Additional info: 9.45am till 4.00pm Lunch not provided

One Moorgate Place
Moorgate Place
City Of London


This is a one day CPD budgeting course for managers, and those with budgetary responsibility. It will cover all aspects of budgeting, monitoring budgets, budget management and control in a public/non-profit environment.

Course participants feedback:

“The course helped me to have a better understanding of budgeting principles and financial management. I also feel more confident to ask questions about management accounts, particularly as I have been equipped with improved skills to analyse and look beyond the figures in the reports. The course was delivered at a good pace and I liked the fact that we looked at the published accounts from my own company which really helped put the learning principles in to practice and therefore improved my understanding.” Head of Case Management, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

“I enjoyed the course and it was very helpful. I have been able to bring back a number of recommendations from the course and improve our budget monitoring, helping to make our programme more transparent and offer greater value for money for the tax payer.” Compliance Executive, Skills Development Scotland

"The course was excellent and pitched at the right level to reflect my public sector role and experience. There was ample space for dialogue and discussion and it enabled me to develop clear actions to take forward. I would strongly recommend the course to any managers who want to understand how to take a more proactive approach to budget setting and management in senior public sector contexts." Transportation Services Group Manager, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Course Objectives

  • To ensure that learners understand the importance of budget setting as fundamental to managing budgets
  • To provide information on the different techniques and approaches to preparing and setting budgets
  • To provide learners with information on budget monitoring and control techniques, including variance analysis and projecting outturns
  • To ensure learners understand the difference between budgetary control and cost control
  • To encourage learners to be involved in controlling budgets in their own organisations

Course Content

  • Budget Setting
  • Monitoring Budgets
  • Budgetary Control
  • Financial Management Information

This course will include:

  • A free copy of our book “Managing the Devolved Budget”
  • Course Notes
  • Illustrations/Case Studies/Practice Exercises
  • Trainer-led PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate on completion

The next courses will be: 27th September 2019

One to one sessions for this course can be arranged on demand. Contact HB Publications and Training International for more information via the website or by email.

Who is this course for?

Anyone with budgetary responsibility working within the public sector, such as local and central government, education, health, environmental services, social services, and emergency services.

Aspiring leaders in the public and non profit sectors.

Anyone working in a non profit sector, including NGOs, Voluntary Organisations, Charities, and the Arts with any kind of budgetary responsibility.

Anyone responsible for spending public funds.

Anyone wishing to elevate their role to management or senior management positions in these sectors.

Finance and administrative staff supporting budget holders in these sectors.


No prior knowledge is required for this course.

It is designed to be suitable for all levels of financial competency - beginner to experienced.

Career path

Progression to management roles in the public and non profit sectors, including to Director and Chief Officer levels. All of which require underpinning knowledge in budget management and control regardless of profession.

Enabling increased levels of responsibility with financial management skills.

Undertaking Continuing Professional Development which is a requirement for many professional bodies.

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