Online course
£1,012.00 + VAT


Prerequisite Courses

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Financial Communications Toolkit – Online Course

12-18 Hours Introductory Skills

This course bundle contains ten of our courses in one: The Macro-Economic Backdrop, Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets, The Basics of Business Finance, Adjusted Profits, Understanding Cash Flows, Leverage & How Much is Too Much?, How to Analyse a Company, Understanding Shareholder Value, Understanding DCF Valuation & Understanding Valuation Using Multiples, for which you can view the full programmes below.

Courses forming this bundle

The Macro-Economic Backdrop – Specialist Short Online Course

In this course we help you understand the major factors affecting the global economy – growth, inflation, interest rates, currencies and more… We show you how they all fit together and consider the likely implications for companies.

Approximately 40 minutes.

Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets – Essentials Online Course

This course covers the basics of financial markets and instruments; how the capital markets work and the role of key participants; how companies access the capital markets and what it means to be a listed company.

The Basics of Business Finance – Essentials Online Course

This course is designed to give you a good understanding of the basics of business finance. You will learn how businesses are funded and what the money’s used for; how they make profits and generate cash; how to measure business performance; where to find the information you’ll need.  You’ll see how income statements and balance sheets work and you’ll also understand key financial jargon, concepts and commonly used financial metrics. 

Adjusted Profits – Specialist Short Online Course

This course will give you a good understanding of what companies mean by “adjusted” or “underlying” profits and the advantages and pitfalls of using these numbers.

Approximately 40 minutes.

Understanding Cash Flows – Specialist Short Online Course

In this course we cover the difference between profits and cash flows, we look at cash flow statements and we consider the impact of working capital management on cash generation.

Approximately 40 minutes.

Leverage & How Much is Too Much? – Specialist Short Online Course

This course looks at leverage (gearing). We cover what makes a company suitable for high leverage, how to measure it and we consider how much is too much, using real examples.

Approximately 50 minutes.

How to Analyse a Company – Coffee Break

Learn how to analyse a company in just 20 minutes with a series of 6 steps that will give you a quick and easy view of how a company’s doing.

Whether you’re looking from the point of view of a supplier, a lender, an investor or a potential employee, by the end of the course you’ll be in a good position to make an assessment of how the business is performing, whether it is financially sound and what the future is likely to hold. 

Understanding Shareholder Value – Essentials Online Course

By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of shareholder value, including what it means from a shareholder’s point of view; what it means from a company’s point of view; the levers a company can pull to create more value; making the link with strategic actions that drive value creation and communicating shareholder value.

Understanding DCF Valuation – Specialist Short Online Course

Learn how companies are valued using discounted cash flow techniques. We look at the principles, the maths and a real company example.

Approximately 60 minutes.

Understanding Valuation Using Multiples – Specialist Short Online Course

Learn how companies are valued using multiples. We cover P/E ratios, P/B, dividend yield and ratios using enterprise value. 

Approximately 60 minutes.

How you will learn

Our online financial training courses are written and designed in-house to be practical, concise and engaging.  They are great as a stand-alone learning tool, as a pre-course requirement or to consolidate your previous learning.

  • We break down each course into bite-sized chunks so that you can do 5 or 10 minutes at a time on your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you like so long as you have an internet connection and headphones.
  • You will find plenty of visuals, audio and interactivity to keep you interested and alert. You can control the pace and can recap at any point.
  • Our personalised approach means that you can email or phone your tutor if you have questions.
  • We will monitor your progress &  send reminders when necessary.
  • You will have 4 months to complete your course (longer if required).