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Financial Education, Level 2 Certificate at The Marsh Academy

Course description

CeFE introduces students to the impact of finance on the economy and encourages them to consider how this can affect businesses and individuals. Through this it develops knowledge and a valuable range of applied and transferable skills. It provides a foundation for further study in business and finance-related disciplines.

Course content

The course is made up of three mandatory units, which need to be successfully completed in order for the student to achieve the certificate:  
Unit 1: Finance, the Individual and Society
Unit 2: Practices of Managing Money
Unit 3: Financial Capability, Work and Enterprise

Entry requirements

Students must be enrolled in the Marsh Academy Post 16, there are no academic entry requirements.


All components and units are mandatory and assessed. Each unit is assessed via the following method: Unit 1: 20 stand-alone multiple-choice questions and 5 sets of stimulus material each with 3 associated questions; Unit 2: 15 stand-alone multiple-choice questions and 5 sets of stimulus material each with 4 associated questions. Unit 3: pre-release case study requiring written responses. Spelling, punctuation and grammar to be marked through the written responses.

Future opportunities

The financially related content and skills of this qualification provide an initial foundation for continued study within accountancy, finance and business-related qualifications at Level 3. The transferable skills of research, communication and independent study developed through this course are also valuable for further study in many unrelated disciplines. The CeFE it is primarily designed to provide a solid foundation in personal finance which underpins employment in any field of endeavour; this foundation is across a wider range of opportunities than would be found within a single apprenticeship standard. It develops initial knowledge, skills and understanding of financial management and enterprise, which are valued in most organisations, particularly the financial services sector, and are especially valuable in terms of self-employment, but it does not qualify students for direct entry to an occupational role.

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: 13 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September