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Financial Studies LIBF Level 3 Diploma at The Sixth Form at Cornwallis Academy

Course description

LIBF are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. Additionally, they are popular and effective because they engage learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace and University. These skills include: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively; researching and referencing. The financially-related content of DipFS serves as a strong grounding for undergraduate study within finance and business-related disciplines, with many students going on to study accounting, business, finance and banking. When considering the options for further study in Higher Education students may like to consider full-time undergraduate degrees. Financial capability is also supportive of the personal and financial skills that underpin clear decisions about progression options and life as an undergraduate. The qualification carries UCAS points which can be counted towards university applications. LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies  DipFS builds on the skills and knowledge acquired through successful completion of the Certificate in Financial Studies and extends this to include areas such as financial sustainability within the wider financial services system, and the long-term impact of debt. The skills developed and enhanced during the course provide valuable study skills appropriate for these disciplines and others, and students have pursued a wide range of other undergraduate courses following this qualification.

Course content

LIBF are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. Additionally, they are popular and effective because they engage learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace and University. These skills include: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively; researching and referencing. The financially-related content of DipFS serves as a strong grounding for undergraduate study within finance and business-related disciplines, with many students going on to study accounting, business, finance and banking. When considering the options for further study in Higher Education students may like to consider full-time undergraduate degrees. Financial capability is also supportive of the personal and financial skills that underpin clear decisions about progression options and life as an undergraduate. The qualification carries UCAS points which can be counted towards university applications. LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies  DipFS builds on the skills and knowledge acquired through successful completion of the Certificate in Financial Studies and extends this to include areas such as financial sustainability within the wider financial services system, and the long-term impact of debt. The skills developed and enhanced during the course provide valuable study skills appropriate for these disciplines and others, and students have pursued a wide range of other undergraduate courses following this qualification.

Entry requirements

Mathematics GCSE minimum grade 4

English GCSE minimum Grade 4

An advantage- study at level 2 certificate in personal finance but not essential  

Future opportunities

ONWARD ROUTES:

Will build foundations to study for accounting, business, finance and banking at higher education institutions or through further vocational training and University. 

Further information

CONTACT E-MAIL: dglover@cornwallisacademy.com

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: 06 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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