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This course enables you to make informed decisions regarding your finances. It will also help you to become a responsible borrower, sensible saver and to have an appreciation of the need for financial planning throughout your life.

In the second year, the Diploma explores the financial services marketplace from the point of view of the provider and considers the methods that providers use in order to satisfy customer needs, wants and aspirations whilst operating competitively and profitably.

Whether you choose to progress to a career in the finance industry or not, the skills developed on this course will stand you in good stead for life.

Former students have found work in a variety of jobs from financial advisers, mortgage brokers to trainee accountants. There is also the possibility to win scholarships to attend the LIBF University in the heart of the City of London.


Each of the four units is assessed by means of a two part exam. Part A is an online multiple choice exam and Part B is a written exam based on a pre-released case study.

Entry Requirements

At least a Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and a Grade 3 in GCSE Maths.

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.


Fancy a career in money? Perhaps you like the idea of working in Banking or Accountancy. Or do you dream of making a killing on the stockmarket? Then this course could be for you. But if you simply want to know how to make better decisions with your money. To understand what APR means and how to check the tax taken from your wages, then this is definitely the course for you!

There are four units over the two years:

• Financial capability for the immediate and short term

• Financial capability for the medium and long term

• Sustainability of an individual’s finances

• Sustainability of the financial services system


Successful completion of the first year is rewarded by the granting of the ‘Certificate in Financial Studies’ students are then eligible to progress to year 2 which leads to the award of the ‘Diploma in Financial Studies’. Both carry UCAS points equivalent to an AS/A2 and can lead to further study or on the job training.

Should students be interested in studying in London at the LIBF’s own University then scholarships are available for suitable candidates. Other Universities also offer courses in Banking, Finance and Investment management which can lead to well-paid careers in the financial services sector. Alternatively many careers follow the apprenticeship route with specialised training taking place alongside your paid employment.

Inspirational Link:

My Financial Career

Course Information


Level 3 Certificate

Course Work