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Stonebridge Associated Colleges UK


This course is a guide to finance and budget planning, and covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Financial planning and control
  • Survival budget
  • Start-up costs
  • Gross and Net profit
  • Fixed and Direct costs
  • Break-even point
  • Costing and pricing
  • Sales forecasting
  • Start-up and seasonal adjustments
  • Cashflow forecasts
  • Cashflow forecast example
  • Profit and loss forecasts
  • Capital requirements
  • Asking for a loan
  • Glossary of financial terms
  • Self assessment questionnaire


On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Finance (Skills Course) Certificate

Finance (Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, entitling you to use the letters SAC Cert after your name

NCFE Level 1 Finance (Skills Course) Award

This Course leads to an NCFE Level 1 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 1 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the program at level 1, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 1 national qualification.

This award has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning program has been scrutinized and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9014
cost $117.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
365 Days