Financial Studies IFS Level 3 Diploma at Durham Sixth Form Centre
This Level 3 course enables students not only to learn how to manage their money effectively, but also learn about financial products such as credit card, loans, mortgages and pensions, helping them to prepare for financial independence and to make informed financial decisions throughout their lives.
The DipFS is a two year A Level equivalent qualification. The qualification enables students to make informed and confident decisions regarding their finances and helps them to become responsible borrowers, sensible savers and financial planners. In addition, it develops an understanding of issues beyond their own perspective; including that of the providers of financial servicse and to appreciate the consequences of decisions and their impact upon personal financial footprints.
- Unit 1: Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short Term
- Unit 2: Financial Capability for the Medim and Long Term
- Sustainability of the Individual's Finances
- Sustainability of the Financial Services System
There are a range of courses and pathways available to you at Durham Sixth Form Centre depending on your GCSE results and academic profile. In order to enrol with us as a student, you must have the minimum of 5 A*-C GCSE grades (or equivalent). In addition, individual subjects have specific entry requirements, which will be discussed with you during the application and enrolment process. Students who do not achieve a grade C or above (or numerical equivalent) in GCSE English and/or mathematics will be required to continue studying these subjects at Durham Sixth Form Centre.
If you do not meet our entry requirements but are still keen to study at Durham Sixth Form Centre, please contact us to discuss your options.
Each unit will be assessed as follows:
- Multiple-choice questions 35 x 1 mark for each correct answer (total marks: 35/100)
- Pre-release case study requiring essay responses to 5 questions (total marks: 60/100)
- Spelling, punctuation and grammar to be marked through the essay responses (total marks: 5/100)
These financial qualifications offer a seamless progression from further education into higher education and a career in the financial services industry by providing a thorough grounding in the workings of the financial system. Financial Studies is ideal for those students who wish to pursue careers in accounting, business, investment banking, management and finance, but financial acumen can support a wide number of other careers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Durham Sixth Form Centre directly.