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Financial Studies

The 1st year of this qualification is the Certificate in Financial Studies. This covers the core disciplines of individual financial capability. Students are taught how to become responsible borrowers and sensible savers. They look at the products and services that are available to them, such as mortgages and investments Whilst also considering the wider economic environment. They will consider how these factors can influence the sustainability of ones’ financial life cycle.  

The  2nd year of this qualification is the Diploma in Financial Studies. This is designed to provide an in-depth exploration of the important concepts of financial capability. Students will then learn how to apply them in achieving longer-term financial stability. The second year builds on the skills and knowledge students gained when completing the first year. Students will also learn more about sustainability in the wider financial services system, and the long-term effect of debt.