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Overview

Our market leading Ofqual accredited qualifications are the only courses of their type in the country.

Finance professionals working in educational establishments today need to have stronger business, finance and accountancy skills than ever before. Our qualifications are suitable for all staff working with finances within a school setting.

  • Learn practical skills you can implement immediately
  • Learn online at your own pace or as part of a tutor group
  • Increase your confidence in your role
  • Gain a recognised qualification for your CV
  • Gain skills applicable to both LA and Academy school finance

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Studying for any qualification is a commitment, both in terms of time and funding. We have taken care to ensure our online and tutor-led learning packages provide you with the training and support needed to pass the qualification, at the same time as providing value for money.

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

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.

Bookkeeping in Education Qualification (level 2)

This Level 2 qualification is suitable for people with GCSEs and those already working in a finance role within an educational establishment. How to manage the books, including the foundations of double-entry bookkeeping and associated documents and processes. Find out more about the Bookkeeping in Education qualification.

Administering Finance in Education Qualification (level 3)

this qualification is most suitable for people with A levels and/or those already working in a finance role within an educational establishment. Units cover bookkeeping, costing, procurement, preparing financial accounts, VAT, internal control systems and budgeting. Find out more about the Administering in Education qualification.

Managing Finance in Education Qualification (level 4)

(Please note: this course is not currently being delivered.) This bespoke qualification is ideal for anyone responsible for the management of finances in schools and academies, and is suitable for those already working in, or aspiring to work in, a finance management role within an educational establishment.

Units cover managing assets, managing budgets, financial statements, managing projects, managing cash, generating income, managing procurement - available as tutor led. Find out more about the Managing Finance in Education qualification.

What our learners have said

"Not only is the course providing excellent personal development, I have been able to use my newly learnt knowledge to implement improved procedures at my school" - School Business Manager

"This course is suitable for those with or without previous financial training or qualification ... All modules take basic accounting and financial concepts and relate them purely to all types of educational establishments. I would highly recommend this course to those already working in an educational establishment." - School Business Manager

"The course has been very informative, interesting and has provided a good understanding of finance procedures required as we move towards becoming an Academy. I would thoroughly recommend this course." - School Finance Officer

"The course has really consolidated the theory behind the practical work we undertake in school. It's been a journey of learning - you think you have a good grasp until you start the course!" - School Business Manager

"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

Download our 2023-2024 brochure for Finance in Education qualifications (PDF) [182KB].


For an informal chat about which option is best for you please call us on 01603 306407 or email financequalifications@norfolk.gov.uk.

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