As an Applied General qualification, the Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS) is a comprehensive follow-up to the Certificate in Financial Studies. 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, DipFS provides a foundation for further study in business and finance-related disciplines, as well as a wide range of other fields.
Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS)
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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 DipFS 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.
City 6 Entry Requirements for 16-18s: • The most important entry requirement is that you are committed and determined to do well • You must achieve a minimum 2 Grade B's and 3 Grade C's at GCSE (including English) or equivalent (this equivalency will be discussed at our information evening and then in further detail at interview) • Students taking the Sciences must also obtain at least a grade B in Maths. • Students applying to study Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Spanish, Maths at A-level must obtain a grade B in the subject at GCSE. • All places are conditional on results, subject to interview in June/July and a suitable reference from your school. Applicants who are 19 or over will only be accepted onto evening provision for these particular courses.
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