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Financial Studies, IFS Level 3 Diploma at Longfield Academy

Course description

This course aims to help young people make informal and confident decisions about their finances. In year 1 students will gain knowledge about the concept of "money", develop understanding of the typical financial needs and the range of services available. Additionally students will be able to gain an awareness of risk and reward and the overall scope of the financial services industry. In year 2 students then apply this to a broader financial environment. In depth studies into various financial products extends students awareness of the financial environment they live in.


Entry requirements

Overall requirement for Post 16:

5 A* - C at GCSE (English and mathematics grade 4). Max 2 BTECs at merit can count. 


Multiple choice online tests and written examination for each unit.

Future opportunities

University courses in finance, business and accountancy. Careers in retail, banking, administration.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Longfield Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years