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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 2022
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

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Financial Studies at The Leigh Academy is covered by the London Institute of Banking and Finance DipFS. The course comprises the Certificate (CeFS) in Year 12 followed by the Diploma in Year 13. The DipFS prepares students for further study by developing their core skills of independent thinking, critical analysis and evaluation, verbal communication (through classroom discussion) and written communication. During the two years, students explore aspects of day-to-day finances and medium to long term personal financial planning, and then move onto areas such as sustainability in the wider financial services system, and the long-term effect of debt. 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.

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5+ GCSEs 9-4, to include Grade 4 English and Mathematics

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External Assessment 100%Unit 1 and Unit 2, Year 12Part A: 45-minute exam - 35 multiple choice questions. Part B: 105 minute essay response exam based on pre-release case study.Unit 3 and Unit 4, Year 13Part A: 1-hour exam - 35 multiple choice questions.Part B: 2 hour essay response exam based on pre-release case study.Part B will also assess spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) through the essay responses.

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Name The Leigh Academy
Address Green Street Green Road
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Phone 01322 620400
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