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Personal Finance Diploma at The Maplesden Noakes School

Course description

As an Applied General qualification, the Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) is a comprehensive introduction to personal finance. It develops the knowledge and skills required to engage young people and to help them make informed financial decisions through an understanding of the risks and challenges involved in personal finance and the importance of effective planning. Developing core skills of critical analysis and evaluation, synthesis and written communication, it provides strong foundations for further study in business and finance-related disciplines, as well as a wide range of other fields, in addition to enhancing future career prospects.


Course content

CeFS is made up of two mandatory units which need to be successfully completed in order for the student to achieve the certificate:

i. Unit 1: Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short Term (15 credits)

ii. Unit 2: Financial Capability for the Medium and Long Term (15 credits)

Each unit will be made up of the following components:

Units 1 & 2 - Multiple choice exam paper and 2 pre-release case-study essay response exam papers.

Entry requirements

Grade 4-9 in GCSE English and Maths

Financial information

No cost.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, please contact a school Careers officer

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: 07 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mrs K Noble
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01622759036