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Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies at Abbey Grange Church of England Academy

Course description

Certificate / Diploma—Financial Studies

Financial Studies is a popular choice for students wishing to study Finance &

Accounting in the sixth form. The Certificate/Diploma in Financial Studies is awarded by the London Institute of Banking and Finance. This course is suited to students who wish to learn how to make informed and confident decisions regarding their finances or are considering a career in the Financial Sector or a Business or Finance degree course.

What will I learn?

In studying for the Certificate/Diploma in Financial Studies (CeFS), you will be encouraged to think about your lifestyle
aspirations and taught how to apply the appropriate solution(s) from the wide range available within the evolving Financial Services market place.

Course content

Unit 1 – Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short Term

This unit will look at the role financial services can play in assisting life planning in the immediate and short term:

1. The Value & Purpose of Money.

2. Personal Life Cycle

3. Payment Methods

4. Current Accounts

5. Savings Products

6. Borrowing Products

7. Finance Providers

8. Consumer Protection

9. Budgets & Forecasts

10. Unexpected Events

11. Dealing with Debt

12. Earnings

Unit 2 – Financial Capability for the Medium and Long Term

This unit will study the ability to plan and manage money in the medium and long term:

1. Financial Decision Making

2. Financial Aspirations

3. Medium / Long Term Fi-nancial Needs

4. Financial Risk & Rewards

5. Selecting Financial Prod-ucts

6. Getting Financial Advice

Entry requirements

You must have a minimum of five GCSE grades 9-4

Assessment

How will I be assessed?

You will sit one exam in January. Covering Unit 1—worth 50% of the AS qualification:

Part A – 45 minute test - 35 Multiple Choice Questions.

Part B - Pre-release case study (released 6 weeks before) requiring essay responses to 5 questions.

You will then sit another exam in June, covering Unit 2—worth 50% of the AS qualification:

Part A – 45 minute test - 35 Multiple Choice Questions.

Part B - Pre-release case study (released 6 weeks before) requiring essay responses to 5 questions.

The final grades awarded will be an A-E grade.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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