To find out more about our training offer – including long and short courses, and in-house training for local authorities – click here.



Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Finance scrutiny – short course

November 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - November 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Our ‘Finance scrutiny’ short course is designed to be completed remotely over 10 days at your own pace. It will provide a small cohort with the practical tools they need to address scrutiny in their own authorities.

Our short courses involve:

  • Opening 60 min group webinar introducing the course content, key concepts and objectives;
  • Access to a short workbook to carry out self-led exercises;
  • Input and feedback on exercises from your peers;
  • Individual 20 min video session with an expert trainer to check progress;
  • Signposting to further learning including putting together an action plan;
  • Closing 60 min group plenary session to share learning;
  • Award of certificate.

The ‘Finance scrutiny’ short course content will include:

  • An overview of the role scrutiny plays in the development and delivery of the council’s medium-term financial plans, budget and priorities
  • The impact of COVID-19 on council finances and how scrutiny will need to test assumptions
  • Understanding risk and the role of scrutiny in assessing it
  • Scrutinising financial performance and delivery
  • Commercialisation, new models of delivery and the role of scrutiny

Find out more about our training offer here.

Click here to secure a place on this short course.


November 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am
November 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Event Category: