Skills Academy Subject Certificate in Budgeting

Setting up a budget can really help you in many aspects of your life, not just your career. Budgeting can help you to save money by cutting costs and spending your money wisely.

For a business, this means securing better product prices, travel costs, manufacturing costs or production lines. This course can help you get a good understanding of how to budget effectively.

Course Information:

 Course Skills Academy Subject Certificate in Budgeting
 Programme Type Provider Programme
 Partner Institute Not Applicable
 Award Type Skills Academy Subject Certificate
 Award Issued By Skills Academy
 Accredited By Not Applicable
 SAQA ID Not Applicable
 NQF Level Not Applicable
 Course Duration 3 Months
 Entrance Criteria
  • Grade 10 AND
  • Learners must be at least 16 years of age AND
  • Learners must be able to read and write in English

What is Included in your Course Fee

All your study material, textbooks and study notes

All the study notes and textbooks you need to pass your course is included in your course fees. There is no list of books to buy at a bookstore. No extra hidden costs for textbooks. The price we give you includes everything you will need to complete your course.
When there are external costs like institute membership or exam fees, we will warn you about that before you register. So you are able to budget your monthly study costs.

Courier Fees

The courier fees are included in your course fees. No waiting on the Post Office. You don’t spend weeks waiting on your next package with study materials. On average we deliver in a week or less.


All your Tutorial Services

We have a dedicated team of tutors and administrators to help you with each and every query you might have on your course.


Online Study Group with Together We Pass

Skills Academy students get free access to the Together We Pass (TWP) online study groups. The study groups are facilitated by your own Skills Academy lecturers and tutors. This is where you get the best help with your studies! And when YOU have the answer, you can even help your classmates!


Limitless access to your Lecturers and Tutors (in Office Hours)

Together We Pass, in association with Skills Academy, offers free online study groups for all of their students.  That means that within two days of signing up you will be registered in your online study group and you can start engaging with your classmates and your lecturers.

This is key to the Skills Academy strategy of high contact, supported learning so all students are encouraged to use the study groups as much as possible.

Students should also remember that these study groups are facilitated by their own Skills Academy lecturers, which means they can answer any question you might have.  We hope you find the study groups useful in your studies!


What is NOT Included in your Course Fee?

  • Writing materials
  • Envelopes to send assignments to us

In fact, you can upload your assignments here through our Learner Portal, and cut out the price of envelopes out as well!


How Will My Study Material Look?

Once you have successfully enrolled with us, we will send you a package within the first 1-2 working days. In this package, you will receive a Skills Academy Welcome Pack as well as the first set of study material for the Subject Certificate in Budgeting Short Course. Look at the image below to see what you can expect from us.

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Our Tutors Will Make Sure You Pass!

Here at Skills Academy, we want to make sure you pass on your first try. That’s why we have a team of smart and helpful tutors that will assist you every step of the way. You can call them during the day for any assistance or Whatsapp them in a group if you need a quick answer to a tough question.

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1. Introduction to Business English

Business English is something you will use in almost every work environment. This course will teach you how to communicate on a professional level, the language and register you should use. These skills will be helpful for your entire career, no matter where you go.

2.  Budgeting Fundamentals

 Setting up your budget can take time, and in most cases, research. You need to know where you are spending money before you can try and plan where to save money. Completing this subject can help you determine these and help you create a strong budget.

3.  Reviewing Budgets

When you review the company or team budget, there are a few things to keep in mind. Did you reach the goals that have been set out at the start, or did they fail because of certain issues? There are many factors to take into account when reviewing your budget, and after you are done with this module, you will have a better understanding of them.

4.  Operating Budgets

Learning the different types of budgets can also help understand how they work and how to set them up effectively. An operating budget is all the expenses and revenues over a period of time. This information can be used in many ways to benefit the company financially.

5.  Manufacturing Budgets

Your manufacturing budget is actually a combination of three budgets: cost of direct materials, direct labour, and overhead for predicted number of units to be produced. Basically, how much a product will cost to be produced. Knowing how this budget works, can help a business to cut unnecessary costs and streamline production.

6.  Variance, Forecast and Action Plans

Forecast is the general numbers that have been anticipated in the budget, variance is the difference in the actual spending. A budget often forecasts excess funds, taking variance into account to make sure that everything will be covered. As you finish this module, you will learn how all of this works, as well as creating plans to implement them.

7.  Capital Budgets

A capital budget is major potential projects or investments that a company plans for. Knowing how these work is essential for the future growth and success of a business.

8.  Capital Budget Analysis

Analysing the capital budget can help to forecast future budgets and help plan for variances in the budget. This is also a great skill to have, as it can really benefit a company in the long run.



Skills Academy will require you to complete the recommended assignments. The assignments are designed to help you through your learning to make sure that you completely understand all the topics covered and that you can apply this to your working environment. There are absolutely no exams for this course.



This course is a Provider Programme. It is not Accredited.
Provider Programmes are quality assured and certified by the provider, that means by Skills Academy. They are not registered on the NQF, do not carry any national credits; and do not lead to a National Qualification.
Provider Programmes exist to help develop your skills. They are usually short courses, and professional career development courses. If you need to learn skills that you can apply in your work fast, then often a provider programme or short course is the fastest way to get there.



You will be awarded a Skills Academy Subject Certificate in Budgeting Short Course.

As Skills Academy values education and cares about our students, your completion award will be

sent to you via courier so that you receive it as soon as possible and without any delays.

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Last updated: April 30, 2019

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