The Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) covers the core disciplines of individual financial capability. Students are taught how to become responsible borrowers and sensible savers, by looking at the products and services that are available to them in the Financial Sector, such as mortgages and investments. Whilst also considering the wider economic environment and how these factors can influence the sustainability of an individual’s financial life cycle.

The Diploma in Financial Studies is designed to provide an in-depth exploration of the important concepts of financial capability and how to apply them in achieving longer-term financial stability. The DipFS builds on the skills and knowledge students gained when completing the Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) and extends these to include areas such as sustainability in the wider financial services system, and the long-term effect of debt.