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Diploma in Financial services

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Finance
Code Fin012
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The London Institute of Banking and Finance, Financial Services courses have been delivered very successfully here at NPA for a number of years: last year at Diploma level students achieved a 100% pass rate with 80% at grade C or above. As well as being an academic qualification it is also recognised in the Financial Services world as it is delivered by the London Institute of Banking and Finance, which is the main professional body for the financial services sector. To complete the Diploma you must first study the Certificate which can be a standalone qualification (attracting UCAS points) or form 47.5% of the Diploma. A key aspect of the course is that it introduces students to the world of financial services which will be invaluable to them in later life when making decisions from choosing car insurance to applying for a mortgage. So it is not only a good academic qualification but a personal development tool as well.


The CeFS key content, and in addition: � Personal and external factors that lead to change � Maintaining financial sustainability and avoiding long term debt � The financial services system and financial sustainability (individual and general); and Marketing techniques. A major theme throughout the 2 years of the course is applying the knowledge gained to real life situations and both courses are designed not just to check for knowledge of the subject but also for the ability to apply that knowledge and to make decisions about financial services. These London Institute of Banking and Finance, qualification brings together both halves of the teaching world; academic knowledge and real world application. It is a dual purpose course helping students to understand the world around them as well as successfully take them further on their chosen academic pathway.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment of both the Certificate and Diploma is through an online multiple choice paper and a 2 hour written paper for each unit of the qualification: Units 1 and 2 for the Certificate in year 12 with the addition of units 3 and 4 in year 13 for the Diploma.�

Entry requirements

Standard (English resit considered)

Your next steps...

Students who have studied Finance, Business or both at A level had gone on to study a wide range of courses at University as well as into Apprenticeships and positions in Companies both locally and nationally. Students have regularly followed Degree courses in Business itself, Marketing, Accountancy, Fashion, Banking and Law. For non-university students Accountancy and Business Management apprenticeships have proved popular with companies including KPMG, EY, BAE and other more local companies such as BGL. Completing their course or apprenticeship before successful careers with their chosen employer.


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