Diploma in Financial Education (BTEC)

By taking this course  you will gain an appreciation of why money is important through focusing on what money is; attitudes to it; and how it can affect life choices You will learn how to become responsible borrowers and sensible savers, and to appreciate the need for financial planning.

The duration of the course is over 2 years;  with year 1 covering the Certificate in Financial Studies and Year 2 the Diploma in Financial Studies.

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Course Insight Subject Highlights

 Topics you will study

Year One

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

Year Two

  • Comprised of two units, which build on the skills gained from the first year
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

You will develop a strong  grounding for undergraduate study within finance and business-related disciplines, with many students going on to study accounting, business, finance and banking.  The skills developed and enhanced during the course provide valuable study skills appropriate for these disciplines.


Each unit is assessed through a combination of Multiple Choice Questions (Part A) and a written paper (Part B). Part A can be sat via an electronic testing system or via a paper-based MCQ examination. Part B will always be sat via paper-based examination.
A total of 200 marks are available from both units comprising 100 marks per unit.

Awarding Body:

London Institute of Banking and Finance

Key Features
  • Online interactive resources
  • Modular examinations
  • Class Discussions
  • Develop Core Critical and Analysis and Evaluation Skills
Stoke 6th Graduate Attributes
How we will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

You will developing the core skills of critical analysis and evaluation, verbal communication (through classroom discussion) and written communication.

This course is  also supportive of the personal and financial skills that underpin clear decisions about progression options and life as an undergraduate. The
qualification carries the maximum UCAS points available which can be counted towards university applications