Level 3 Diploma in Finance

Exam Board: LIBF

The qualification is equivalent in size to one A-Level

Why study Finance?

This course aims to equip you with the vital skills in financial awareness. It empowers students to make informed decisions when managing their finances. You will learn how individuals manage their money effectively and how financial services such as credit cards, loans, mortgages, and pensions work.

Second year students will discover how governmental decisions on fiscal policy can impact individuals as well as a greater look at external impacts on the financial sector.

Length of course: The course lasts for 2 years. However, a Certificate in Financial studies can be achieved after 1 year, (equivalent to an AS qualification).

How will I be assessed? All units are examined by an e-test consisting of 35 multiple-choice questions and a written examination based on a case study. You must pass all units to pass the course.

What will you study?

  • Unit 1 Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short Term (Spending, Saving, Borrowing)
  • Unit 2 Financial Capability for the Medium & Long Term (Mortgages, Interest rates, Exchange rates)
  • Unit 3 Sustainability for an Individual’s Finances (Economic crisis, Governmental policies)
  • Unit 4 Sustainability of the Financial Services System (Sustainability in the financial sector)

Who is the course suitable for?

Any students who are interested in progressing into a career in any financial profession. This includes the Banking sector, Mortgage Advisor, Economist and Business Analyst. Alongside the opportunities which come with studying Finance, this course will help you make informed financial decisions about your future career.