Course Overview

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.

Diploma in Financial Education (BTEC)


Our study suite of Find Your Feet tasks have been designed to give you a taster of college life and the work involved by each subject. We recommend that you complete this work so that you know what to expect in September and to help you to choose the right subjects. There is no limit on how many subjects you can try, so find your feet in our study suite.

  • It is important to note that this work has no bearing on entry requirements and any work completed will not be marked or graded.
  • It is not required for you to bring any completed work with you in September, however, we would love for you to share your hard work.
  • It is a great platform to start your learning conversations with teaching staff and peers in September.

Download your (BTEC) Diploma in Financial Education Find Your Feet task here

Qualifications Available

LIBF Diploma (equivalent to 1 A-Level)

Course Topics

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

Course Features

Online interactive resources

Modular examinations

Class Discussions

Develop Core Critical and Analysis and Evaluation Skills


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

Where Courses Become Careers

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.

Make your mark

How SFC 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.


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:



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