Voc Lvl 3
Leading to a Diploma in financial studies (DipFS), this is an interesting and challenging introduction into personal finance. You will develop the knowledge and skills required to make informed financial decisions.
Your studies will include learning about many different risks involved in personal finance and the tools for effective planning. You will explore social-economic trends and their relationship with an individual’s circumstances and attitude.
This two year course is equivalent to one A level.
This programme enables you to gain a critical understanding of personal finance management, forecasting, the risks and rewards, and impact of external influences. You will not only learn how to manage money effectively but also about income and expenditure, financial products and how public money is raised and spent.
You will be carrying out a number of activities such as group work, individual research and analysis, discussing issues, problem solving and interpreting financial information. You will also be making use of information technology to help you complete activities.
Each unit is assessed through a combination of multiple choice questions (part A) and a written paper based on a pre-released case study (part B).
All aspects of the course are subject to external examination.
Students can take additional one year courses such as a BTEC or an A level.
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You can find the prep work for this course at prepwork.farnborough.ac.uk.