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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
15.1 Accounting and Finance
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAAQ001645
Price:
£135.00 per learner
Age Range:
19+

Qualification Summary

The Diploma will enable students to develop a good overall view of the world of financial related business covering finance, accountancy, trade and economics. Students will be able to see the links between the areas and understand how they work together and how reliant they are on each other to ensure a company is successful.

The units will allow students to consider their options for further study and then progress onto either business, accountancy, finance or economics undergraduate degrees whilst having given them a flavour of how the elements work together.

The ungraded units have been selected to provide underpinning skills which will support academic study, but will also provide students with relevant skills to continue onto these types of degrees.


Why choose this qualification?

within the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Trading and Finance, learners will cover a range of disciplines such as;

  • Accounting
  • Business Finance
  • Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • Risk Management
  • Trading Psychology

Learners will research into and aspect of trading or finance that interests them and will extend their knowledge of the importance of spreadsheets and statistical analysis within the world of trading and finance.

Access to HE Trading and Finance

Units

Graded Academic Mandatory

Students must achieve 30 credits from this group.

Analysing and Presenting Business Data

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018383
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Economics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU014129
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Introduction to Finance and Accounting

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018385
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Introduction to Financial Markets

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018387
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Introduction to Management Accounting

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU010436
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Introduction to Risk Management

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018380
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The International Trade and Finance Environment

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018605
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Graded Academic Optional

Students must achieve 15 credits from this group.

Banking and the Economic Environment

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018393
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Contract Law and Business Transactions

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007294
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Finance in the Global Economy

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018389
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Financial Business Planning

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018243
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Introduction to Microeconomics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018613
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Macro Economic Policy

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU010440
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Principles of Investment

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018611
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Research: Practical Investigation Project

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018310
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Trading Psychology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018607
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Understand Human Resource Management

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU016673
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Ungraded Units

Students must achieve 15 credits from this group.

Academic Writing Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025276
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Application of Number - Interpreting and Presenting Information

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007486
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Developing Professional Attributes

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025278
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Preparation for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025532
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Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU028487
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Spreadsheets

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU011467
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Statistics And Use Of Calculator

Level:
Level 2
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018419
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Study Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018318
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QAA aim code

40007224

Target Groups

a) Adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances may have achieved few, if any, prior qualifications and wish to progress to HE.
b) Adults who have gone straight into industry (perhaps following apprenticeship routes) who wish to progress to HE


Provider approval criteria

Computers


Successful completion criteria

None

Progression Routes

BA Accountancy and Finance
BA or BSc Economics
BSc Economics and Finance
BA International Economics and Trade
BA Business and Finance


Funding information

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Additional funding information for Access to HE

  • Access to HE is eligible for funding as part of the legal entitlement offer.
  • Access to HE is eligible for funding via Advanced Learner Loans and appears on the Advanced Learner Loans catalogues published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
  • Access to HE Diplomas are designed for adult learners aged 19+ and the ESFA only funds young people on these programmes by exception, as stated in paragraph 149, page 39 of the Funding guidance for young people 2020 to 2021.

We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

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