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Financial Studies IFS Level 3 Diploma at Garibaldi College

Course description

This course aims to equip you with the vital skills in financial awareness. It empowers people to make informed decisions when managing their finances. You will learn how to manage your money effectively and about financial products such as credit cards, loans, mortgages and pensions. This is a very topical course providing you with an important awareness of debt and debt management.

You will study:
Unit 1: Financial Capability for the Immediate & Short Term (FCIS)
Unit 2: Financial Capability for the Medium & Long Term (FCML)
Unit 3: Sustainability for an Individual’s Finances (SIF)
Unit 4: Sustainability of the Financial Services System (SFS)

You will need the following skills:
* An interest in how to manage your money and how money impacts on your life choices
* An ability to research and analyse information
* The ability to handle simple numerical problems

Entry requirements

At least 5 grade C’s or above including Maths and English (both at Grade 4)


Units 1 - 4 are examined by an e-test consisting of 35 multiple choice questions and a written examination based on a written cast study. You must pass all units to pass this course.

Future opportunities

You can progress into careesr in any profession as this course will help you make financial decisions about your future career, whether you are going to university or taking a gap year. 

If you are interested in a career in the financial profession then you will find this course invaluable.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Garibaldi College directly.

Last updated date: 16 January 2017

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