What is it?
You will learn how to manage money effectively using products such as overdrafts, loans, mortgages and pensions. Gaining an understanding of public finance and the economy, helping prepare for financial independence. You will be assessed through exams.
Why study this subject at Blackpool Sixth?
The course is structured and formally assessed to ensure students leave with the necessary skills to make informed decisions about saving for later in life and managing their finances effectively.
What skills will I develop?
Will be able to analyse different financial products and select the best one for an individual given their circumstances.
How will I be taught?
All materials are provided by London Institute of Banking and Finance.
Students have access to their website which contains a range of online activities and revision material.
Students are expected to work on case studies and given material in preparation for the exam.
How will I be assessed?
100% exam-based assessment for the 4 modules. You will sit 2 modules in the first year and gain a
Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) and 2 modules in second year and gain a Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS)
Members of the department have taught the qualification for a number of years.
Field trips, projects and employability opportunities
You will have the opportunity to join our Career Ready academy.
We run annual New York and Paris trips.
Where does it lead?
The qualification can help you pursue careers in banking and financial services. The London Institute of Banking and Finance have their own university and offer a range of higher education courses.
London Institute of Banking and Finance.
- If you have taken a GCSE/BTEC business course at school, then a grade 4 (C) or BTEC pass is required.
What will I study?
Different financial products required in the short and long term: pensions, credit cards, loans, mortgages, insurance.