Understanding finance … it’s more important than ever before
Finance Skills for All – it’s the way to do your job better, help your career and be more valuable. For all staff, no matter your job title, it’s the fastest, easiest, most credible and recognised way to get the finance skills you need to work in government.
What’s it for?
It’s the financial training programme developed for government by government to improve the finance skills of civil servants. Imagine how better the Civil Service would operate if all of us understood finance. It’s not just about how those skills would make us better at spending money, but how much better they’d make us at handling all the costs of running our organisations. Because even if we’re not in charge of budgets we’re often in charge of things that cost money.
Who is it for?
It’s for all civil servants. If all of us have the financial training that fits our job and responsibilities and we make better decisions, the benefits it will have for us, our organisations and the taxpayer are unarguable.
About Finance Skills for All
The foundation level training is a free e-learning programme which is interactive, straightforward and easy to use. It’s made up of eleven modules and you can choose the ones most relevant to you, your job and also your personal development. The modules focus on key areas such as: Financial Planning & Control; Interpretation of Accounting Data; Strategic and Business Planning; Performance Indicators; and Budget Management.
The training can be accessed via the Civil Service Learning portal (core skills section) at https://civilservicelearning.civilservice.gov.uk/
Accessible from work or home, you can stop and start and record your progress as you go along. It all fits around you.
The e-learning training can be completed in less than eight hours and is available free of charge.