International Introduction to Securities & Investments


EQF Level 4

This certificate has been specifically designed to provide students with a direct-entry route into the financial services industry. This programme is ideal for juniors starting their career within the financial services sector.

The course programme provides an overview of all the areas of investment and the role of financial services in the economy. 
 

Syllabus

UNIT 1: Introduction to Securities & Investment


Element 1: Introduction — the Financial Services Industry

 

Element 2:  Economic Development — Economic Environment

 

Element 3: Financial Assets and Markets — Cash Deposits, Money Market Instruments, Property, Foreign Exchange Market, Derivatives/Commodity Markets, World Stock Markets

 

Element 4: Equities — Equities

 

Element 5: Bonds — Government Bonds, Corporate Bonds

 

Element 6: Derivatives — Introduction, Futures, Options, SWAPS, Derivatives Uses

 

Element 7: Investment Funds— Introduction, Unit Trusts, Open Ended

Investment Companies, Pricing, Dealing & Settlement, Investment Trusts, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Exchange-Traded Funds, Hedge Funds

 

Element 8: Financial Services Regulation — Financial Services and Markets Act, Financial Crime, Insider Dealing and Market Abuse, Data Protection Act 1998, Breaches, Complaints and Compensation.

 

Element 9: Other Financial Products

Awarding Body:

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments


Study Hours:

Unit 1: 80 hours (Study time)


Registration:

open throughout the year


Assessment:

Exam ( 1 hour ) consisting of 50 MCQ


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