The ifs School of Finance has partnered with Edexcel to enhance personal finance education, complimenting Edexcel's 14-19 Diploma total solution offering.
New qualifications will be available to students taking the 14-19 Diploma, as well as non-Diploma students as an equivalent to GCSEs and A-levels.
ifs will offer Personal Financial Management qualifications at levels 1, 2 and 3 for any student studying for an Edexcel Diploma.
In addition, ifs School of Finance is collaborating with Edexcel on the financial content of Edexcel’s Business, Administration and Finance Diploma, which will be available from September 2008.
Course contents include teaching students to manage their money, cope with financial issues, budgeting, opening and accessing accounts and understanding different payment methods.
Commenting on the new qualifications, Gavin Shreeve, chief executive of the ifs School of Finance, says: "We believe that personal financial learning is a vital part of any young person's education, as do Government and numerous other agencies. The aim of offering our qualifications alongside Edexcel's 14-19 Diplomas is to enhance further the financial education of the nation's youth."
Jerry Jarvis, managing director of Edexcel, adds: "By partnering with experts in their fields, such as the ifs School of Finance, we will help Diploma students to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to take them into further and higher education and their adult life and to help them become even more employable.”
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