Managing Budgets and Resources

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Budgets and resources are crucial to the functioning of any organisation.

Organisations need to plan and manage money and resources to remain operational. The aim of this “Managing Budgets and Resources” course is to equip managers with the knowledge that they need to manage budgets and other resources. This allows them to remain efficient and effective.

This course can be accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and can form part of a programme to help participants achieve the Level 3 Principles of Management and Leadership qualification.


This “Managing Budgets and Resources” course is for first line managers, aspiring managers, or for anyone new to management, leading teams or supervising.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course participants will:

  • Understand the importance of managing resources in your own area of responsibility
  • Understand the use of budgets in an organisation
  • Understand how to manage costs within a budget
  • Know how to monitor and control a budget in your own area of responsibility

Course Content

The importance of managing resources in your own area of responsibility:

  • Types of resources managed within an area of responsibility
  •  The importance of managing resources effectively in your own area of responsibility
  • Methods used to achieve value for money when managing resources
  • The use of budgets in an organisation:
  • The purpose of a budget
  • The types and use of budgets within an organisation
  • The importance of operating within a budget
  • How organisational governance informs the management of budgets
  • How to manage costs within a budget:
  • The types of costs within a budget
  • Sources of information on costs in a budget
  • The systems used for managing costs within a budget
  • Limits of authority when managing costs within a budget
  • How to monitor and control a budget in your own area of responsibility:
  • Methods for monitoring a budget
  • The actions to take to control a budget
  • The process to escalate problems and changes to a budget in your own area of responsibility


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