Finance

Course content, course specifications, outlines, teaching and assessment resources for the Finance T Level. 

Core content

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including: 

  • the business environment – a general understanding of business models, tax laws, fundamental business principles and drivers for change
  • fundamentals of financial accounting – an understanding of elementary financial principles, concepts and practices and how this content links to relevant accounting, bookkeeping, and business mathematics requirements
  • professionalism and ethics - an understanding of professional conduct and responsibilities in the workplace and ethical dilemmas for the individual, organisation and professional
  • data driven innovation and analytics and design thinking – an awareness of key requirements of a data governance framework and understand the main contemporary visualisation tools and when they are best used to support decision making

Options to specialise

In addition to the core content, each student will also complete at least 1 module of occupation-specific content:

  • Retail and commercial banking analyst
  • Investment banking and asset and wealth management analyst
  • Insurance practitioner
  • Financial compliance/risk analyst

Awarding Organisation resources

Pearson has developed a wide range of resources to help providers to deliver the Finance T Level.

Approval and quality assurance

  • Support to help providers through the approval process can be here in the provider approval section

Registration, entries and results

  • Information on how to register learners for their T Level as well as how to make bookings for the correct assessment series can be found here  in the key dates schedule section

Administrative support

  • Details about fees, quality assurance and assessment and support guides can be found here

Specification and specimen assessment materials

  • Specimen assessment materials for the core exams, employer set projects and occupational specialist components can be found here

Assessment guidance found here

  • Past papers mark schemes and chief examiner reports for core and occupational specialisms
  • Example Employer Set Projects, with briefs, tutor guidance and mark schemes
  • Exemplification materials can be found here

Teaching and learning materials found here

  • For both the core component and occupational specialist component, including curriculum planners, case studies, lesson plans, worksheets and industry resource links

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