MPFC1 – VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Certificate in Managing Personal Finance (RQF)

Qualification summary

This qualification has been developed for the widest range of learners possible: young people, students and adults, those who are entering further or higher education or pre-employment, recently unemployed or between jobs. It has been designed to meet the needs of learners who wish to gain a knowledge and understanding of the principles of saving and borrowing money, sources of income and expenditure, the need to manage income and expenditure, financial products and services, different forms of pay, how to budget and the use of credit.

The range of modules contained in this qualification allow you to learn, develop and practise the financial skills required for life, without requiring or proving occupational competence. This qualification could also prove invaluable toward your own personal and career development.

This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of prior learning. There is no minimum age requirement for this qualification.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress onto the:

  • VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Award in Introduction to Financial Services (RQF)
  • VTCT (Skillsfirst) Award in Computerised Accounting for Business (RQF)
  • VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Award in Payroll for Business (RQF

or similar vocationally-based qualifications

If you feel that you only need a basic understanding of money management then you could chose to do the VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Award in Managing your own Money (RQF).

VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Certificate in Managing Personal Finance (RQF) Handbook


Qualification structure

To achieve VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Certificate in Managing Personal Finance (RQF), you will have to achieve the mandatory modules in Group M.

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 103

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 123

Qualification numberQualification reference

Group M – mandatory module

mod. no.
mod. no.
Module ?titleMod. LevelGLH Value
H/617/4835MPF1Introduction to personal finance141
K/617/4836MPF2Introduction to the principles of money management128
M/617/4837MPF3Understanding the use of credit to borrow money134

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