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This course is designed to help you manage and understand finances. You will learn about the various sources of money including earned income with tax and National Insurance calculations, inheritance benefits and borrowing.

You will also learn how to organise your money through personal budgeting, the use of bank and building society accounts and the concept and consequences of overspending.

You will look at the qualifications and opportunities in the banking/financial sectors in terms of employment.


Three online exams, multiple choice answers, all building to a final grade, either a level 1 certificate or a level 2 certificate.

Entry Requirements

Level 1 - Usually an E/F/G GCSE profile.

Level 2 - Low grade GCSE performance or evidence of academic potential. Completion of the Level 1 LiFE Certificate.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.


There are three units in total for the full qualification:

• Your personal finances

• Money management for your generation

• Your future, your career


    Upon successful completion of the course there is the opportunity to progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies. This is an AS equivalent course with UCAS points and can be extended to the A2 equivalent Diploma in Financial Studies.

    If further study is not your plan then the course will also stand you in good stead for work as you will be equipped with the tools to manage your money and check your pay

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