Banking Practice and Management West Suffolk College


Awarded by: The London Institute of Banking & Finance

This degree aims to develop a student's understanding of banking practice and management, including concepts, theories and analytical tools. It will work to develop abilities to critically analyse, interpret, solve problems, draw independent conclusions and communicate effectively, both individually and as part of a team. It is designed to meet employers’ needs and to create graduates who have a sound grasp of business and good transferable skills. The first year will provide a strong foundation in a set of subjects that will help to build a successful career in the financial services industry, including looking at the core concepts of the monetary system and the principles and regulations governing financial institutions. The second year looks at financial services in both the retail and commercial sectors, and encompasses a work based learning module for students to gain some valued experience and commercial awareness in the field. The final year focusses on risk and wealth management, gaining insight into relationship management, portfolios and taxation planning.
This course is validated by London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF) and as such they are involved in the review of applications for the course. By completing your application you are agreeing to your information being shared with the LIBF.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    West Suffolk College Main Campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Examples of Level 4 and 5 modules:
Financial Markets and Risk
Marketing in Financial Services
Assessing Financial Performance
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management
Financial Services: The Commercial Environment
Organisational Management in Financial Services
Retail Financial Services
Commercial and Corporate Financial Services

Assessment method

Examinations, written assessments, reports and projects, case studies and business proposals

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code BPM1
Institution code W46
Campus name West Suffolk College Main Campus
Campus code A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD - DDM
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Old grading New grading
Maths B 6
English C 4
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 - 28 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,150 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,150 Year 1
Scotland £6,150 Year 1
Wales £6,150 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.