4 SEC/O level passes. Compulsory: English Language and Mathematics
This course leads to a qualification which provides
knowledge about the local and the European financial services sector. Students develop and learn how to apply specialist knowledge within particular areas of banking and finance and on the financial services environment.
Students will learn about and acquire skills in how to handle financial transactions, how to deal with customers and how to use and manage available information. They will also acquire the necessary knowledge on available services for customers and how to market and sell them. The course provides a solid base enabling one to find employment in this sector or continue with further studies.
The course will be assessed as follows, depending on the module of study
Time Constrained Assignments
Role Play and Interviews
Programme Learning Outcomes
Develop analytical and evaluation skills and understand the relevant moral, ethical, social economic and environmental issues in financial services.
Understand the need for and the value of effective customer service within the sector
Develop an awareness and understanding of the ways in which regulation and legislation impact on and are relevant to an organisation and the financial services industry in general.
Develop technical and management skills for a managerial career in financial services and for strategic decision making.
Core Study Units
The Local Financial Services Environment Financial Accounting Financial Markets Office Software Applications Office Administration Skills English proficiency Skills Work Based Experience Communicating Effectively Within Financial Services Management Accounting Marketing Financial Services IT in Financial Services The Retail Environment in Financial Services Customer Relations Soft Skills Training For Financial Services The Business Environment Basic Quantitative Techniques
Supporting subject: English for Business
Progress After Completion
Following the successful completion of the course, students may be eligible to apply for the
Level 5 Diploma in Financial Services
On completion of this course students may find employment across the financial services sector including Commercial and Specialist Banks, Fund Management and Administration, Investment Services, together with related entities.