This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make informed and sensible financial decisions and have an understanding of the role of larger financial organisations. Furthermore, your studies within this course will give you the tools to effectively plan your personal finances, as well as explore the socio-economic trends which impact on individual financial circumstances.
Your core skills will be developed over the duration of this course focussing on improving independent thinking, critical analysis, evaluation and verbal and written communication. This course will set you up for careers in banking, insurance, administration, voluntary work and many others, as well as awarding you with A Level equivalent UCAS points for entry to university or an apprenticeship.
This course will give you a Certificate or Diploma (depending on which units are taken) in Financial Studies.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics. No prior knowledge of Financial Studies is required.
On this full time course at HSDC Alton, you will cover the following units –
Taught mainly in a classroom environment through the use of worksheets, booklets and past papers. Dynamic use of IT and appropriate visits and guest speakers.
Each unit is examined externally through a multiple choice question exam and an exam based on a pre-release case study.
This course has equal status with other A Levels courses for entry into higher education and is worth UCAS points. The course can also help with entry into careers such as Insurance, Banking, Administration and the Voluntary Sector.
My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.Edward Smith, BTEC student
This is a really good college, and it is definitely somewhere you can achieve your dreams.Yolanda Stemp, BTEC student
I got into both of the universities I wanted to. It happens so fast and it’s an amazing feeling when you think that all of the work you’ve done has paid off in the best way possible.Anton Sukhorukov, A Level student