Subject Title: Certificate in Financial Studies
Level : 3
Grade ranges: A*-E
Exam Board: IFS University College
Method of assessment: Modular Exams taken in January and April
Length of course: 1 Year
Information about the course to include units covered
The course comprises of two units.
Unit 1: Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short term (FCIS)
Purposes of money
The personal life cycle
Budgets and forecasts
Dealing with unexpected events
Dealing with debt
Unit 2: Financial Capability for the Medium and Long Term (FCML)
Needs, wants and aspirations
Savings and investment products
Dealing with long-term risks
Dealing with unforeseen events
Sources of information and advice
Each unit is composed of four 1 hour sessions per week.
Entry requirements: There are no specified entry requirements. However, individuals need to be satisfied of their ability to study in English at Level 3.