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Foundation Diploma

Finance Pathway

Why study finance?

Accounting and Finance are two subjects which are amongst the most popular university choices around the globe as every existing business in the world will always need accountants and/or finance staff to plan and record their financial assets.


Both subjects work hand in hand to give students professional practical skills as well as business awareness and therefore offer students access to graduate schemes and high employability prospects.

Which elective subjects

to choose?

In order to be accepted on a Finance course you should choose the following to elective subjects in the second part of your International Foundation Diploma course:

  • Further Mathematics

  • Introduction to Accounting and Economics

University Spotlight

By studying on the International Foundation Diploma programme you can benefit from NCC Education’s extensive network of partner universities. The IFD qualification taught at Find Education is recognised by over 70 Universities worldwide. Choosing the right university is always a challenge, we have selected a few UK universities for you to consider. 

Click here to see the full progression booklet including the list of all universities that recognise the International Foundation Diploma and their individual entry requirements.

Nottingham Trent University

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Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is based in the student-friendly and safe city of Nottingham that also has a low cost of living. NTU has been named University of the Year 2019 by the Guardian. 


In terms of the quality of our teaching and learning, NTU has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

NTU welcomes applications from students who completed the International Foundation Diploma as the NCC Education qualification satisfies the university entry requirements.


of Greenwich

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Based on a world heritage site by the bank of the Thames, the University of Greenwich has two campuses in London and Kent hosting around 20,000 students from over 100 countries. 


The University of Greenwich has won three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and is continuing to expand its campuses and facilities with a further £150million of improvements currently under way.

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