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Certificate in Financial Education

The Certificate in Financial Education (CeFE) is a Level 2 Technical Award

This is primarily designed for students aged 14-16 and provides an introduction to, and preparation for, further study through developing an understanding of the economy, financial management skills, employability and enterprise.

CeFE introduces the student to the impact of finance on the economy and encourages them to consider how this can affect business and the individual.  Through this it develops knowledge and a valuable range of applied and transferable skills and provides a foundation for further study in business and finance-related disciplines, as well as a wide range of other fields that are encapsulated in programmes of study related to social enterprise and vocational professional development (e.g. self-employed hairdressers, taxi drivers, garden landscapers).

The content covered, and skills developed, within the qualification ensure that it is a valuable part of a broad programme of study at Key Stage 4, particularly complementing GCSEs in Mathematics, Citizenship and Business Studies.  Beyond Key Stage 4, it can also complement A Level programmes or vocational programmes at Level 2 or 3 as an additional course of study that broadens and deepens understanding of the financial context of other content areas.