Awarded by the London Institute of Banking and Finance this course can be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as the first year of the Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS). As an Applied General qualification, the Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) is a comprehensive introduction to personal finance. It develops the knowledge and skills required for young people to make informed financial decisions by introducing them to the risks and challenges involved in personal finance and to tools for effective planning. Through developing core skills of critical analysis and evaluation, synthesis and written communication, CeFS provides a foundation for further study in business and finance-related disciplines, as well as a wide range of other fields.
Certificate in Financial Studies (CertFS) (equivalent to half an A Level)
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The financially related content of this qualification serves as an excellent grounding for undergraduate study within finance and business-related disciplines, with many students going on to study accounting, business, finance and banking. The skills developed and enhanced during the course provide valuable study skills appropriate for these disciplines and others, and students have pursued a wide range of other undergraduate courses following this qualification.
The financially related content of CertFS provides a solid foundation for continued study within business and finance-related disciplines. However, the core skills of critical analysis and evaluation, synthesis and written communication, and independent learning are transferable and provide a strong grounding for further study in other fields; typical examples include engineering, technology or not for profit style organisational occupations.
You must be eligible to study A Levels or the Level 3 Business Diploma or Extended Diploma courses.
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You will study IFS with a highly experienced team who will ensure you are learning skills that are essential to life, business and your future careers. You will have hands on experience of business and will have opportunities to collaborate with students on a wide range of courses including business, maths and accountancy. Apply Now »
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