Finance and Risk Management


The of skills programme is to provide learners with a set of skills to manage the finances of their unit as if they are running a mini-business. This programmes also covers the devolopement of risk and knowledge management plans. Learners leaving this programme will be able to make critical decisions affecting the financial performance of thie unit and the organisation as a whole. The skills programme forms a critical element of the middle management developement path.

Learning outcomes

 Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of managerial finance

 Interpret financial statements

 Draft financial forecasts

 Draft budgets according to the operational plans of a unit

 Supervise the financial management of a unit against given requirements

Learning Methodology

This course is unique in that it follows a new approach to leadership development, by building in a challenging, relevant and interactive manner the following pillars:

 Character

 Competence

 Behaviour

Who should attend?

This programme is dedicated to those who find themselves in middle management positions:

 First line supervisors acting as middle managers

 Middle managers

 Specialists with management accountabilities 


Learners who successfully complete the portfolio will be awarded a skills programme certificate with the unit standards listed.

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Kathy McCartney
Course Details

Unit Standard: 

US 252025, US 252040, US 252044, US 12761

NQF Level: 

Level 4
Level 5


Total 30 credits

Course Delivery Method: 

In Class In Class

Course Duration: 

5 interactive days