Financial Management Courses

Financial Management
for Beginners

Nature of Programme

This training programme is aimed at any learner who needs to demonstrate an understanding of finances and financial planning. The learner is able to plan for their financial needs and display responsible behaviour towards money.

Programme Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of money and the need to keep it secure
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to priorities spending
  • Demonstrate skills needed to put together a family budget
  • Demonstrate skills needed to make wise purchases
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of debt and how to avoid it
  • Know and describe the characteristics of a financial scam
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the perils of gambling and how to avoid it
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need for saving and the benefits thereof
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the values of hard and smart work and the need to improve one’s skills and, consequently, one’s income

Financial Management for Agricultural Enterprises

Course Aim

After completion of this module, trainees should be able to:

  • Conduct a financial viability study on the basis of certain elements
  • Point out financing methods through which funds can be assessed
  • Identify certain cost concepts
  • Calculate and interpret certain financial ratios
  • Keep records of farming activities
  • Conduct bookkeeping practices


  • Determine factors of the financial viability of the farming enterprise
  • Describe the objectives of your enterprise financially
  • Describe the range of the agricultural enterprise’s capital needs
  • Determine the purpose for which credit is needed
  • Describe the importance of farm record keeping
  • Describe the contents of a farm record system
  • Compile a balance sheet of liabilities and assets
  • Calculate gross farming income, nett farming income, and nett farming profit, spendable and nett spendable income
  • Compile a farming budget
  • Describe guidelines for obtainment of credit
  • Compile a practical financial plan for your farming enterprise (livestock and horticulture) – case study
  • Describe office organization practices (record keeping)