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Financial Studies IFA Level 3 at John Cabot Academy

Course description

Were students are encouraged to become responsible borrowers, sensible savers, and have an appreciation of the need for financial planning throughout their life. 

The financially-related content from studying this course serves as a strong grounding for undergraduate study within finance and business-related disciplines, with many students going on to study accounting, business, finance and banking.  The skills developed and enhanced during the course provide valuable study skills appropriate for these disciplines and others, and students have pursued a wide range of other undergraduate courses following this qualification.

Course content

Year 1

Year 1 Certificate in Financial Studies:

Unit 1: Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short Term

Unit 2: Financial Capability for the Medium and Long Term

Assessment:  For each unit the assessment is an external exam: 45minute multiple-choice questions. 1 hour 45 minute pre-release case study requiring essay responses to five questions, spelling, punctuation and grammar to be marked through the essay responses.

Year 2

Year 2 Diploma in Financial Studies:

Unit 3: Sustainability of an Individual’s Finances

Unit 4: Sustainability and the Financial Services System

Assessment: For each unit the assessment is an external exam: 1 hour multiple-choice questions. 2 hour pre-release case study requiring essay responses to five questions, spelling, punctuation and grammar to be marked through the essay responses.

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English grade C or above.

Assessment

Both units are assessed through an external exam.

Future opportunities

BSc (Hons): Banking Practice and Management; Finance and Accounting for Financial Services; Finance, investment and Risk; Business, Enterprise and Finance; Politics, Finance and Economics

Careers

Business and financial sectors.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

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