Financial Studies

Level 3 Diploma Financial Studies

Did You Know?

The average total debt per UK household, including mortgages, was £59,552 in January 2019.

Key Information

Level 3 Diploma

Two Year Course - Equivalent To One A-Level

Examination Board

"Financial Studies is an enjoyable subject, and I am learning about financial products and services that will be of use to me now and in the future. If you are looking into a career in finance or accounting, I would recommend taking financial studies". - Sara Tewolde, upper sixth student


Level 3 Diploma

What do I need to study this course?

You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths

What will I study?

In year one, you will find out why money is important. You will focus on what money is and how it can affect life choices. You will gain the ability to plan and manage your financial needs in the medium and long-term. You will learn about the importance of budgeting and financial planning to fulfil your future aspirations. In the second year, you will study the importance of financial sustainability for the individual, to enable the development of skills to make sure that an individual’s financial planning is adaptable. You will learn about external factors that might affect financial plans. You will also study the financial services system. You are assessed through external examination of four units over two years.

What next?

This course is a stepping stone to careers in the financial services industry, such as banking, accountancy or insurance.

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