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Financial Studies IFS Level 3 Diploma at Hampstead School

Course description

How financial capabilities affect every aspect of our lives, and understand the internal & external issues that impact on our potential financial prosperity. You will want to become an expert in the range of different financial products that we use to meet our life goals, as well as show a willingness to evaluate the suitability of various financial solutions to the different challenges that people face. You will want to learn how the UK & other countries’ governments’ economic and political policies contribute to a more complex financial landscape, which in turn drives the need for us to be increasingly more financial literate, in order to be effective citizens & sustainable consumers. You will want to gain an understanding of how the financial services industry operates and the link between it, consumers and the country.

Course content

CeFS (Certificate in Financial Studies) Year 12

  • Unit 1: – Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short Term (FCIS)
  • Unit 2: – Financial Capability for the Medium and Long Term (FCML)

DipFS (Certificate in Financial Studies) Year 13

  • Unit 3: – Sustainability of an Individual’s Finances (SIF)
  • Unit 4: – Sustainability of the Financial Services System (SFS)

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language & Maths


All units comprise 2 exams per Unit – 1 MCQ (35%) & 1 written case study (65%)

Future opportunities

Students gaining the CeFS/DipFS will have access to a wide range of career and higher education opportunities. They are professional qualifications in their own right which are highly recognised by employers, some of whom award higher starting salaries as a result. The CeFS/DipFS can also form part of a finance suite of ‘A’ levels, including Economics, specifically geared for those who would like a future in an employed or self-employed business environment, or to go on and study Business or Finance related degrees. Alternatively, the CeFS/DipFS would make an ideal 3rd or 4th ‘A’ level choice as it can combine easily with all other ‘A’ Level subjects for a range of university or college courses. You will be gaining useful, relevant knowledge and skills that will affect the quality of your real-life financial future, as well as gaining the standard UCAS points associated with all other ‘A’ levels that you will need for your chosen course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hampstead School directly.

Last updated date: 17 January 2017
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