Students from the College’s Sixth Form are celebrating after receiving awards from The London Institute of Banking and Finance. The awards mark the completion of the Institute’s Certificate in Financial Studies, which students studied alongside their A Levels.
David Anderson, Relationship Manager from the institute visited the College to award the highest achieving students a £500 scholarship to study at their university in central London.
The Certificate in Financial Studies is designed to encourage students to become responsible borrowers and sensible savers, and to also appreciate the need for financial planning throughout their life.
On presenting the awards, David said: “I am delighted to have been able to present these awards for the outstanding results achieved by these students. It is fantastic to see that financial education and this qualification is offered at the College, especially in this day in age where it is not just about gaining a qualification, but also about providing students with the necessary skills for life.”
Elle Lucas who is currently studying in her second year of A Levels said: “Studying this qualification has broadened my options, especially as I am now deciding on subjects to study at university next year. It is a great addition to my UCAS statement!”
Deivid Moulder who is now studying towards a Level 3 qualification in Business and Enterprise said: “I really enjoyed this qualification. I have always enjoyed Finance and being able to study it alongside my course was great.”
Luke Howell is now on a gap year before starting university next year. He said: “The course taught me lots of valuable skills such as budgeting. These are skills that I can take forward throughout my life.”
Natasha Vincent who is now studying a Business diploma said: “The qualification has really helped to develop my practical skills, and as I am hoping to study Finance at university, the qualification shows my commitment to the subject.”
To see the range of A Level subjects we offer, visit our Sixth Form subject page here.