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ifs School of Finance reaches landmark 100,000 Financial Capability qualification registrations in only 5 years

Leading financial education charity, the ifs School of Finance is celebrating its 100,000th student registering for their Financial Capability qualifications.  The ifs is a leading exponent of financial education and the only organisation in the UK which provides financial qualifications from GCSE to degree level and beyond.  The school has reached the milestone in only five years.
The 100,000th student to register for an ifs financial capability qualification is Angela Eastwood, a pupil at Fulston Manor School in Sittingbourne, Kent.  Angela, who has just started her Level 2 Certificate in Personal Finance qualification, said:
"I chose Financial Capability because it looked an interesting course.  It will help me with my current finances and prepare me for the future as well as giving me a recognised qualification.

Head teacher at Fulston Manor School, Alan Brookes added:  
"Having been involved with the ifs School of Finance from the beginning we are delighted that it is one of our students who has passed this significant milestone. The Financial Studies course fits into our Business and Enterprise specialism perfectly and I am very pleased with the continuing high numbers of students who take and subsequently pass the course, usually with outstanding grades.

Rod McKee, Vice Principal at the ifs said:
"Whilst Im delighted to have achieved this milestone, what really pleases me is the knowledge that we have made a positive impact to the financial literacy of so many young people.  These are challenging times we live in and Im proud to be able to say that we have provided 100,000 students with the knowledge and education, as well as recognised qualifications, to make confident and well informed decisions about their finances.

The 100,000th student celebrations coincided with the arrival of the ifss first full-time BSc students at their City of London campus.   Two thirds of the Banking Practice and Management degree students completed Financial Capability qualifications with the ifs.  Commenting on this McKee concluded:
"To have so many of our Financial Capability students amongst our first cohort of full-time degree students proves that students who start with our GCSE and A Level qualifications can and do progress to degree level education with the ifs.  The professional nature of our higher education will give our BSc students every opportunity to progress further into careers in financial services, and that of course is the ultimate aim for us and our BSc students.