ifs University College has developed a suite of qualifications for 14-19 year olds, designed to help them develop the knowledge and confidence that they will need to make good financial decisions in the future.
Our Financial Capability qualifications ensure that young people leave school with the skills and understanding to manage their own finances. We also aim to inspire the next generation of finance and banking professionals through these courses and the ifs Student Investor Challenge, an annual stocks and shares trading game.
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Our qualifications provide personal finance education for teenagers and can form a platform for a career in banking and finance.
Information on all our competitions and how our qualifications can help your students to progress in a career in finance.
All of the information teachers and examination officers need to deliver our qualifications effectively.
We offer support to teachers delivering our qualifications, as well as the opportunity for them to develop their skills.
In 2014 we were a founding member of The Youth Financial Capability Group which was formed to monitor the delivery of financial education in the curriculum.
Our annual research project to measure the understanding, attitudes, behaviours and experiences of money management and personal finance.
The first report revealed a concerning, if not unexpected picture of financial literacy among UK teenagers ahead of proposed changes to the National Curriculum, which saw the formal introduction of personal financial education through Citizenship and Maths.
The second itineration of the research was completed in Spring 2015 by research agency ICM among 2,000 teenagers in the UK aged between 15 and 18 and reveals yet another concerning picture of financial literacy across the UK.
Find more information from the 2015 report here.
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