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Level 3 Financial Studies at Dartford Science & Technology College

Course description

The objective of this course is to enable students to make informed and confident decisions regarding their finances. Students will cover a range of topics such as: Importance of financial capability in the immediate, short, medium and long term. Financial services and products, including sources of help and advice. Borrowing, budgeting, financial planning and cash flow forecasting. The impact of external influences at different stages in the personal life cycle. Risk and reward in managing personal finance.

Course content

In order to complete the award, students must complete two mandatory units: Unit 1: Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short Term Students will gain an appreciation of why money is important through focusing on what money is, attitude towards it and how it can affect life choices. Unit 2: Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short Term Students will gain the ability to plan and manage their 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.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades 9-4 including English and Maths.


Part A: 35 multiple choice questions in a 45-minute examination. Part B: pre-release case study requiring essay responses in a 105-minute examination.   Part B will also assess spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG).

Future opportunities

Higher Education and Career Opportunities: Level 3 Financial Studies can lead on to Further or Higher Education in courses such as Finance, Economics, Business Studies and Management. This can also lead on to a variety of careers in the banking and finance sectors such a Financial Advisors, Financial Journalism and Accounting

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: 14 November 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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