Finance in Education Qualifications

Our new market leading Ofqual accredited qualification is the only course of its type in the country.

The Administering Finance in Education and entry level Bookkeeping in Education qualifications have been developed specifically for school finance officers and school business managers. Each unit builds practical operational skills and accountancy knowledge that will help you in your job straight away and achieve better financial administration for your school.

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There are seven individual units within our qualification covering:

Bookkeeping How to manage the books including the foundations of double-entry bookkeeping and associated documents and processes.
Costing How to extract costing data and perform calculations to provide essential information used to inform decision-making processes.
Procurement How to obtain value for money using the procurement cycle when purchasing goods and services in educational establishments.
Preparing Financial Accounts How to account for fixed assets and make end of year adjustments to the financial accounts.
VAT How to account for VAT in order to comply with legislation and how to perform the calculations needed to complete a VAT return.
Internal Control Systems How to identify typical internal controls that are implemented to protect educational establishments against financial fraud.
Budgeting How to set a well-informed, balanced budget and identify variances between budgeted and actual figures.


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Download your prospectus for the Finance in Education Qualifications.

There are three ways you can pay for our online qualification learning:

Purchase the online Bookkeeping in Education qualification £200
Purchase the whole of the online Administering Finance in Education qualification learning package £1250
Split the cost of the Administering Finance in Education qualification by paying for Bookkeeping unit upfront and paying for the remaining online units when you have completed the bookkeeping unit.

£200 Bookkeeping package

£200 for the individual units


Our easy to use online learning packages - study whenever and wherever you choose.


"The course tutors have been a great support. Quality of materials and layout has been great. Workbooks and assessments clear. I would definitely recommend the course as it has been invaluable since converting to an academy."


Academy Finance Officer April 2018


Managing Finance in Education Qualification


Additionally we offer a bespoke Managing Finance in Education qualification. This qualification is ideal for anyone responsible for the management of finances in schools and academies. There are no entry requirements to take this qualification, although undertaking the Administering Finance in Education course would be beneficial. The Managing Finance course is suitable for those already working in, or aspiring to work in, a finance management role within an educational establishment. Find out more about our Managing Finance in Education Qualification here.


Our Finance in Education Qualification training is also available as tutor-led sessions.


 Bookkeeping in Education - Tutor-led  £600
 Administering Finance in Education - Tutor-led £1950
 Managing Finance in Education - Tutor-led £2250


Download your prospectus for the Finance in Education Qualifications.


For an informal chat about which option is best for you please call our professional development team on 01603 222543 or email


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