As an Applied General qualification, the DipFS is mainly designed for students aged 16 to 19. It provides an in-depth exploration of the important concepts of financial education and how to apply them in achieving longer-term financial stability.
The DipFS builds on the skills and knowledge students gained when completing the Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS). It extends these to include areas such as sustainability in the wider financial services system, and the long-term effect of debt.
As with the Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) this qualification can further develop a greater understanding of financial planning, to support entry to university on finance and banking courses and a wide range of other disciplines. It also supports progression to a wide range of entry level occupations within finance, ensuring that learners understand the sector and a have range of transferrable skills and knowledge.