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Financial Studies - Level 3 Certificate at Bristol Brunel Academy

Course description

A comprehensive introduction to personal finance. It develops the knowledge and skills required for you to make informed financial decisions by introducing you to the risks and challenges involved in finance.

Course content

Unit 1: Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short Term By studying FCIS you will gain an appreciation of why money is important through focusing on what money is; attitudes to it; and how it can affect life choices. The unit introduces you to the financial services industry by focusing on the interaction between money, personal finance and the financial services market place. 

Unit 2: You will gain the ability to plan and manage your financial needs in the medium and long-term, with particular reference to the importance of the need to budget for future aspirations and life events. You will consider the changing priorities attached to needs, wants and aspirations as individuals progress through the personal life cycle and the role of financial services in assisting lifelong financial planning.

Entry requirements

Grade B in Maths


Both units are assessed through an external exam.

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Future opportunities


The skills and knowledge developed in CeFS can be extended by taking two further units to form the Diploma in financial studies, or by other options for further or higher education study.


Business and financial sectors.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
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