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Certificate in Financial Capability and Careers Development (CeFCCD)

The Certificate in Financial Capability and Careers Development (CeFCCD) is a level 2 qualification that has been designed for people who are, or who will shortly be, reaching a life stage when they no longer depend on others for their financial provision.

About the qualification


Students taking this qualification will gain knowledge about the practical and legal constraints on the sources and uses of money, the methods of organising their money through personal budgeting, the considered use of appropriate bank and building society accounts and the concepts and consequences of overspending or payment default.

The qualification also provides a valuable insight into a range of career opportunities within the financial services sector, gives guidance on methods for enhancing individual employability skills.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland the CeFCCD has been accredited by Ofqual at Level 2 into the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).


What progression does our CeFCCD qualification offer?

Once completed, students will be in a good position to study the LIBF Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) or the LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS).

CeFS has been designed to encourage students to be inspired to meet their lifestyle aspirations and teaches students to become responsible borrowers, sensible savers and have an appreciation of the need for financial planning throughout their lives.

DipFS has been designed to inspire students to meet their lifestyle aspirations through applying appropriate solutions from the wide range available within the evolving financial services marketplace


Unit 1 – Personal Financial Encounters (PFE)

PFE aims increase students' understanding of the sources of money and the importance of budgetary control, enabling them to make informed decisions about their finances.

Unit 2 - Money Management Solutions (MMS)

The aim of MMS is to develop students' understanding of the banking systems available to them. This will enable them to make informed choices about their bank accounts and spending decisions.

Unit 3 - Personal Finance Management (PFM)

The aim of PFM is to increase students' understanding of personal finance, taking into account affordability, choice and protection.

Unit 4 - Careers in Finance (CIF)

CIF aims to provide students with an understanding of the careers available in financial services and the key entry routes, providing them with ways of enhancing their employability.

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is a prediction of the total time the typical student may need to complete the course. TQT consists of two elements, Guided Learning Hours (GLH) and all other hours. The CeFCCD(601/3723/X) has a TQT of 180 and is split between GLH of 132 and other hours of 48.


All four units can be assessed by paper based examination or or by ifs  e-test™ electronic testing system.

Unit 1 is assessed by a single 30-minute objective test that consists of 30 questions.

Unit 2 is assessed by a single 30 minute objective test that comprises 20 questions

Unit 3 is assessed by a single 30 minute objective test that comprises 20 questions.
Unit 4 is assessed by a single 30 minute objective test that comprises 20 questions. 


The qualification will be graded A*-C. Students must pass each unit to achieve the certificate.


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