Financial Studies

CeFS – IFS Level 3 certificate (1-year course leading to an AS level)

DipFS - IFS Level 3 Diploma (full 2-year course leading to a full A level)


The Certificate in financial studies (CeFS) provides an in-depth exploration of the core disciplines of financial management. Students are encouraged to become responsible borrowers and sensible savers, and to appreciate the need for financial planning throughout their life. It gives students an understanding of the threats to personal financial well-being and the skills to investigate, evaluate, plan and make financial decisions to achieve long-term financial stability


BSc (Hons): Banking Practice and Management; Finance and Accounting for Financial Services; Finance, investment and Risk; Business, Enterprise and Finance; Politics, Finance and Economics.


Business and financial sectors

Additional Entry Requirements

GCSE Maths and English grade 4 or above.


All units are assessed through external exams.

Opportunities for work related activities

Visit to banks and other financial institutions. Understanding how the economy, banks and the financial sector affect jobs, interest rates and inflation.

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