Financial Studies - LIBF Certificate/Diploma


What does this programme have to offer?


Ifs has been designed for students who are, or will shortly be, starting on a period of life when they can no longer depend on others for their financial provision. Therefore this essential course will teach students:


  • To make informed and confident decisions regarding your finances.
  • To explore recent developments in financial services products; help to become responsible borrowers & sensible savers. To have an appreciation of the need for financial planning throughout your life.


Course Content includes the following and more:





The Certificate in Personal Finance consists of two units:

  • Unit 1 – Financial Capability for the Medium and Short Term
  • Unit 2 – Financial Capability for the Medium and Long Term

Once completed you have the option to progress onto the Diploma course in year 13




  • The 2 units are exam based via a multiple choice exam and a further exam based on a pre-release case study. You can achieve the following grades which are also equivalent to UCAS points for university:
  • A* = 70 POINTS
  • A = 60 POINTS
  • B = 50 POINTS
  • C = 40 POINTS
  • D = 30 POINTS
  • E = 20 POINTS


 Student study materials


There are a number of good revision websites that are available such as:


Learning Strategies


  • Group work
  • Use of ICT
  • Independent learning
  • Quizzes
  • Working with case study material
  • Research skills
  • Role play
  • Exam skills
  • Visual stimulus
  • Guest speakers


Career pathways


  • Jobs in personal finance include, Banking, Investments, Financial advisory, Insurance, Human Resources, Business related jobs and much more.