The course aims to prepare public sector managers to handle financial responsibilities and manage resources effectively and efficiently in the increasingly competitive public services environment. It will meet the professional needs of middle managers and provide the benefits of a course emphasising everyday budgeting and financial decisions in the provision of public services. Students will learn the theory andtechniques that are necessary to perform effectively within the context of their own working environment. The course also offers increased knowledge and skills in the areas of Financial Management, Information Technology and Resource Management. The structure of the programme will enable students to improve their communication skills through project and group work and enhance their confidence in general management. Career advancement and improved job prospects are direct benefits of successful completion of the Diploma.