Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business and Financial Services)

Start (w/c): 01/09/2020 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Ystrad Mynach

Course Information

This course prepares you for employment in the financial services sector or progression to Higher Education to study Business and Financial Service qualifications.

The objective of the course is to provide a supportive and friendly environment to enable you to develop your potential and to prepare you for University-level study.

What Will I Learn?

You will study units including Customer Services, Ethics in Financial Services, Banking, Communication Skills at Level 3 and Numeracy & IT at Level 2 as well as completing an Investigative Project/Extended Essay.

A range of units are studied for each subject area.

Entry Requirements

You will require GCSE Welsh / English and GCSE Maths/Numeracy grades A*-C or Essential Skills Wales Numeracy and Communication level 2 completed in the last 2 years orSkills for Further Study diploma completion with progression test completed to suitable levels at the end of the academic year or a Level 2 vocational qualification.


You will be continually assessed with at least one controlled assessment in each subject area. Assignments are graded Pass, Merit, or Distinction. You will also be expected to maintain your course files and all portfolios to the required standards.


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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.

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Career Progression

  • On successful completion of this course, you will be able to apply for Honours degree courses in Higher Education in a wide range of Business or Financial Service courses or seek employment.

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • Financial manager or director

    Average salary: £42,744

  • Public relations professional

    Average salary: £30,537

  • Business, research or administrative professional n.e.c.

    Average salary: £38,162

  • Business or related research professional

    Average salary: £35,685

  • Actuary, economist or statistician

    Average salary: £40,970

  • Business or financial project management professional

    Average salary: £33,482


Financial managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate financial information and advise on company financial policy.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-set entry standards, although entry is most common with a relevant degree or equivalent qualification. Professional qualifications are available and are required for certain posts.


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