Budget Planning (Level 3)
Course Level Level 3
Awarding Body ABC AWARDS
Study Method Distance Learning
Course Duration 200 Recommended Study Hours
Entry Requirements No Entry Requirements
Start Date Ongoing
Pay in Full
Get £ 75.00 Discount when you pay in full.
Discounted Fee: £ 310
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Pay in Instalments
£ 85 Deposit & 12 payments of £ 25 / Month
Total Fee: £ 385
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Financial Management Online Course

One of the few things every business and organisation in the world has in common is its reliance on effective and accurate budgeting. Even non-profit companies and public sector offices are no exceptions to the rule. Without meticulous control over essential budgets, operational costs would eventually render any business unviable.  Regardless of the size, type or purpose of the business, financial performance will determine both its success and long-term stability.  In terms of career prospects, those with professional budgeting knowledge and experience have the potential to play a key role in almost any business in any contemporary global sector.

This financial management online course, has been designed for those looking to begin or advance ongoing careers in financial management positions. Charged with the task of monitoring and managing the financial ‘health’ of the business, the role of the budget planner is one of multiple interconnected disciplines.  Over the course of four intensive modules, of online financial management course, candidates explore a series of financial fundamentals along with the key elements that combine to create accurate and effective budget plans. Long-term budget management is also discussed at length, along with techniques for pitching budget proposals and comparing viable investment opportunities.

As budget planning plays a key role in largely every business worldwide, successful candidates will have an extraordinary variety of career opportunities to explore.

The online financial management course, is delivered over four in-depth modules:

Module 1 – The Fundamentals of Finance

Commencing the course, Module 1 introduces candidates to the most important fundamentals of finance from a contemporary corporate perspective.  The primary responsibilities and duties of those involved in professional budget planning are outlined and explored, along with a series of associated challenges and an exploration of the accounting cycle.

Module 2 – Budget Planning Basics

Course Module 2 follows with an in-depth discussion of essential budget planning basics.  Along with a deeper exploration of the business budgeting process in general, candidates are introduced to various business budget types, budget definitions and the core elements/mechanics of the contemporary corporate budget.

Module 3 – Monitoring and Managing Budgets

The third course module takes things one step further from the planning process to discuss professional techniques and strategies for monitoring and managing business budgets.  A broad definition and exploration of the importance of ratio analysis is provided, along with how to go about successfully pitching a business budget proposal.

Module 4 – Comparing Investment Opportunities

In the closing module, focus shifts to the comparison and consideration of viable investment opportunities from a modern business perspective.  Along with the importance of strategic decision making, candidates investigate potential ROI evaluation techniques, effective cost-benefit analysis techniques and ISO 9001:2008.

Payment Option

Paying in Instalments: £385(Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £85

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£75 Discount) £310

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementby ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.  The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.  To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3  against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.   ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met.  A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government.  They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF).  It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.