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“Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive.” CPD Website

HB Publications/ HB Consulting have CPD membership, and a number of our courses and learning resources have CPD accreditation. We are also able to award CPD points and certificates. See below for the range of CPD training and resource materials we have available.

Budget Setting; Management and Control

This course is targeted at public sector managers (and those working in a non-profit environment) who have to take budget management extremely seriously; particularly in the current climate of budget reductions and increasing demands on public sector services. The course covers all aspects of budget setting; management and control; including key techniques such as variance analysis and commitment accounting. This course, typically one day, can be made bespoke for organisations, or individuals can attend our open courses.

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Costing and Pricing Public Sector Services

This is a self-development programme in the area of costing and pricing public sector services. It comprises our book and an online assessment. It is aimed at public sector managers (and those working in a non-profit environment) who have to understand the cost of the services they have to provide. This is important to ensure they achieve value for money from the resources under their control. Costing and pricing is particularly relevant for services that are being charged for; or are being compared with other public and private sector providers.

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Managing the Devolved Budget

This is an innovative approach to self-development of skills and abilities in the area of managing budgets. It comprises our book and an online assessment. It is aimed at public sector managers (and those working in a non-profit environment) who have responsibility for managing and controlling budgets. These managers are often non-financial professionals who have to manage budgets as part of their overall management responsibilities; or within their job specification. The programme aims to improve the financial competence of learners in the area of managing budgets and to enhance both the underpinning knowledge of the subject and the ability to practically implement budget management techniques in the workplace.

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Finance for Non-Financial Public Sector Managers

This is an innovative approach to self-development of skills and abilities in the area of finance. It comprises our book and an online assessment. It is aimed at public sector managers who are non-financial professionals who have financial-responsibilities and would benefit from an understanding of financial accounts. This programme covers financial terminology and the key financial statements; the income and expenditure account and the balance sheet.Public and non-profit organisations must ensure they are viable and deliver value for money services. The principles of accounting and finance covered will assist managers to understand the organisation’s financial position.

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Managing Budgets in the Public and Non-Profit Sector

This online course will assist managers in monitoring and controlling budgets. It
focuses on the importance of delivering objectives with the funds available; and
achieving value for money

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