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This course has been designed to help you develop effective finance and budgeting skills that will help you take control of your money, stay out of debt and begin to generate savings.  The course will develop your knowledge and skills of how to cope confidently and effectively with the types of financial matters individuals are likely to encounter; this course will allow you to develop transferrable, life-long skills in relation to financial decision making and managing of your own personal finances.   

This course is available to study online (with a tutor being allocated to you for support), using our virtual learning environment (VLE) called Brightspace. Learning materials will be provided through Brightspace.  You will work through the learning materials and complete tasks as requested by your lecturer.  During induction you will learn how to use the VLE, which is an integral part of the course delivery.  Weekly engagement with the learning materials is mandatory; students should allow at least 2 hours per week for this. 





Fully Online


Access all of your learning and assessments via Brightspace or Google Classroom, using a mixture of self-directed study and online discussion boards. 

This course can be studied from the comfort of your own home – it is fully online (with tutor support) and our virtual learning environment (VLE) called Brightspace 


1 Year


Course content...

You will study: 

  • Budgeting 
  • Calculating and comparing different costs  
  • Different forms of borrowing 
  • Tax and national insurance 
  • Credit cards 
  • Bank accounts 
  • Exchange rates 
  • Interest and inflation rates 

To achieve this award, you must pass two end-of-unit e-assessment tests using SOLAR (SQA’s e-assessment platform). 

Where you can go...

  • Embrace further educational opportunities in courses related to finance/financial service 
  • AAT accounting and finance qualifications 
  • Skills for work courses

Entry requirements

You will require to have at least 3 passes at National 4 level. You may be asked to participate in a short interview.