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AAT Budgeting Essentials Course

Course Overview

Across all businesses, many senior job roles now require an understanding of costs, estimates and/or budgets. Despite this, it is not uncommon for individuals in these roles to have had no official financial training or accounting experience before taking on these responsibilities.

Whether you are an employer looking to upskill staff, or an individual already in or looking to progress into a role that requires knowledge of costs, estimates and budgets, this AAT budgeting short course will provide you with the essential knowledge required.

Due to the AAT syllabus change in September 2022 please read these changes.

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Key Information

Course Length
4 hours

Awarding Body

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

For Individuals


  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Perfect for an introduction or refresher in a subject
  • A great addition to a CV
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • Internationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • Official AAT provider delivering approved AAT courses
  • No hidden costs

Due to the AAT syllabus change in September 2022 please read these changes.

Read about Q2022

Cost and Funding Information

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Section 1: An introduction to budgeting

Learn what a budget is, the benefits, and the different approaches to budget setting.

Section 2: Preparing operational budgets

Discover the different types of budget that can be prepared, their uses and benefits, and how to prepare operational budgets.

Section 3: Cash flow forecasting

Learn the importance of cash flow forecasting, how to prepare cash flow forecasts and the role of the capital expenditure budget.

Section 4: Budgets as a control mechanism

Explore how divisional performance can be evaluated using budgets, what a variance is, and the possible causes of variances.

For Businesses

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