Certificate in Financial Studies

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to personal finance. It provides a solid basis for creating financial inclusion, by exploring social-economic trends and their relationship with an individual’s circumstances and attitudes.

Learners are encouraged to become responsible borrowers, sensible savers, and have an appreciation of the need for financial planning throughout their life. This will prepare students for further study through the development of core skills in critical analysis and evaluation, synthesis, verbal communication (through classroom discussion) and written communication.

Course Content

Year 1
Purpose of money
Everyday banking
Budget and forecasts

Year 2
Financial sustainability
Good and bad debt
Global events
Financial ethics



100% Exam.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs (4-9)
Maths (6)
English Language (6)


Course Outcome

The Certificate in Financial Studies is equivalent to one A Level.