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Financial Studies (LIBF Certificate and Diploma) - Block C @ The Leigh Academy at LAT16 Leigh

Course description

This course aims to help young people make informed and confident decisions about their finances. In year 1, students will gain knowledge about the concept of “money”, develop understanding of the typical financial needs and the range of services available.

Additionally students will be able to gain an awareness of risk and reward and the overall scope of the financial services industry. In year 2 students then apply this to a broader financial environment. In depth studies into various financial products extends students awareness of the financial environment in which they live.

Course content

Certificate (CeFS / Year 1)

  • Financial Needs
  • Financial Service Products
  • Awareness and Appreciation of Risk and Reward
  • Role of Financial Services Industry

Diploma (DipFS / Year 2)

  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Financial Service Prospective
  • Current Accounts, Credit Cards, Loans, Stocks and Shares
  • Insurance products and pensions




Entry requirements

  • 5+ GCSEs A*-C (9-4)


Multiple choice online tests and written examination for each unit.

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for an Undergraduate degree course at University.

Careers could include:

  • Finance
  • Business
  • Accountancy
  • Retail
  • Banking
  • Administration

Further information

Bradley Keys, Co-ordinator of Business

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: 03 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years