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Qualification name Diploma in Financial Studies
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation The London Institute of Banking and Finance
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2023
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

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Moving into Sixth Form means taking your first steps into the ‘real’ world. You will likely get a part time job, open a bank account if you don’t already have one and take out your first insurance policy in your own name. You may start to use a debit card and, if you go to university, you’ll certainly get into debt! How will you navigate your way through the financial minefield of bank accounts, credit cards, mortgages, loans, insurance policies etc? How will you ensure your financial sustainability over the short and long term? On 6 September 2018, the BBC news reported that up to 8.3 million people in the UK are unable to pay off debts or household bills. The consequences of this can be devastating. The Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Financial Studies (AS and A Level equivalent) will equip you with a financial understanding that many adults lack, ensuring you are prepared to tackle important financial decisions as you go through life.

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Sixth Form entry requirements are Five 5s. Students do not need to have studied Business previously but, where they have, they should have achieved Grade 4 or L2P

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Modules 1. Financial Capability for the immediate and short term. 2. Financial Capability for the medium and long term. 3. Sustainability of an individual’s finances. 4. Sustainability of the financial services system.

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Certificate: 2 x 45 min, 35 mark m/c questions 2 x 1 ¾ hr exam pre-release case study Diploma: As above plus: 2 x 1 hour 35 mark m/c questions 2 x 2 hour exam pre-release case study 1. Financial Capability for the immediate and short term. 2. Financial Capability for the medium and long term. 3. Sustainability of an individual’s finances. 4. Sustainability of the financial services system.

Financial Studies is widely recognised by universities and carries the same UCAS points as any ‘A’ Level. The LIBF itself offers full time undergraduate banking and finance courses. Students who have studied the Diploma in Financial Studies are ideally equipped to progress to careers in the financial world, particularly in the field of financial adviser, mortgage broker, banking, etc.

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Name Hinchingbrooke School
Address Brampton Road
Huntingdon
PE29 3BN
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