Personal Finance Institution of Financial Services at The Petchey Academy
The course is split into four units across the two years with each unit containing a mix of multiple choice, short answer and essay-style questions. The exams are based around applying financial advice to a given scenario.
- The attributes and the functions of money.
- The personal life cycle.
- Financial products and the life cycle
- Savings products
- Personal loans
- Debit and credit cards
- Interest rates and inflation
- Scenario-based case studies of different financial situations
- Giving financial advice for scenarios and recommending financial products
The IFS (Institute of Financial Services) is a professional services body aligned to the banking and financial services industry. Their School of Finance (ifslearning.co.uk) provides qualifications to A Level standard and above that are designed to prepare students for careers in financial services. The Certificate (AS) and Diploma (A2) have full A Level equivalency and carry the same UCAS points as other A Levels.
This would be an additional course to your three principal subjects and is open to all UG students whether doing BTEC, A level or Pre-U.
The IFS course is recognised throughout the financial services industry. Careers it will support are:
- Investment banking
- Independent financial advice
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Petchey Academy directly.