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Finance

T Level (Level 3)

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Availability & Details

Finance – T Level SF-FINATL-D(0000)000

Venue
South Downs Campus

Type of study
Full Time, T Levels, Vocational

Dates
Academic Year 2023-24 (2 years)

Examination board
Pearson

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Overview

Finance has a hand in running nearly everything you consume within your daily lives in a multitude of areas. This course will allow you to develop an understanding of financial disciplines and prepare you for working in this important industry.

Your lessons will take place in our high-spec business classrooms with access to the latest industry information and topics in the finance sector. You will spend time in the classroom, learning the basic principles and theory of the finance industry, and in the process develop your professional and technical skills. You will also spend a minimum of 45 days on an industrial placement, either every week or on a block placement. The industry placement will be with a leading employer and will help you develop the right knowledge, technical skills and professional behaviours for working in this sector. This course ensures you can rival all students with a unique blend of both academic and industry experience with a work placement giving you the real-world skills you require for future employment.

Grade 4 or above in English Language GCSE, grade 6 or above in Mathematics GCSE and three additional GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

The Finance T Level includes the following core units:

  • The business environment – the role of business in society and the types of business organisations private, public and voluntary
  • Careers within finance – roles and responsibilities of various professionals involved in the financial sector and how those roles and responsibilities relate to and interact with each other
  • Regulation – the role of Regulators and their purpose and authority as licensing bodies
  • Professionalism and ethics – an understanding of professional conduct and responsibilities in the workplace, and in different financial contexts
  • Security and risk – the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of company information
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion – an understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion requirements
  • Fundamentals of financial accounting – different types of financial data, their origins and reliability and how they are presented 
  • Technology – digital and emerging technology and associated benefits, risks and potential new services
  • Data-driven innovation/analytics and design thinking
  • Defining data architecture and its layers and recognising trends, including an understanding of how data flows and is processed across an organisation’s IT systems.

In Year 2 you will potentially have the choice of which occupational specialism you study. The occupational specialism is made up of specialist units to develop specific knowledge and skills in either retail and commercial banking analysis or insurance practition.

You will be taught on campus three to four days a week with a full time programme of lessons in our business rooms. We provide the specialist knowledge and industry expertise to prepare you for employment with some of the best companies and employers. Throughout the course, you will also work with our partner employers, each one a leader in their field, who will help you apply the theory and skills learnt in college to real industry applications.

You will be assessed through an exam, industrial placement, work-based project and
synoptic assessment.

On completion of the Finance T Level, you could secure jobs such as senior financial services, customer adviser, mortgage adviser or insurance practitioner.


Everyone at the College was really helpful, and there’s lots of facilities, meaning it’s very easy to get your work done on time, and get good grades. The teaching and support was excellent, they were always on top of it, and made sure you got work done on time and you were challenged. Everyone is friendly and its really diverse, meaning you can get involved in lots of different things.

Conor Ward, BTEC student

My experience at the College was great, it’s very different to school, and I think it’s a good step to going to university. The support was amazing, I loved all of my teachers, they helped me through everything. The College is friendly and you will succeed.

Heidi Adamson Brattland, A Level student

There are lots of people at the college, each studying a diverse range of courses, people from all different areas come to study here, it creates a sense of community, there is a huge social aspect to college life across all courses.

Lee Backhouse, BTEC student