National Certificate: Financial Markets and Instruments (NQF 6) RPL
The National Certificate in Financial Markets and Instruments is registered on NQF level 6. It is quality assured and awarded by BANKSETA. Chartall Business College is a BANKSETA accredited provider for this national certificate, which is intended for financial advisors, planners or intermediaries. The RPL methodology is for people who already have the competencies to be assessed without attending formal training.
The qualification is structured in such a way that it exposes learners to different kinds of investments with a view to enabling them to make an informed recommendation involving financial investments, funding requirements and economic interaction.
The achievement of this qualification enables the learner to utilise specialised financial instruments such as futures, options and other derivatives for trading, funding and investments. Investments could be in an individual capacity or in the corporate environment. It will enable the learner to understand and apply risk measures in the market.
How is this qualification delivered through Recognition of Prior Learning?
This qualification is offered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). (Note that face-to-face training is also offered at selected workplaces. You can request face-to-face training here.)
Only learners who have been working in a financial advisory role for over ten years should apply to complete the qualification through RPL. This is because there is no training and no training materials with the RPL option. You simply complete the assessment.
What are the entry requirements for RPL?
RPL learners should have been in a financial advisor role for at least ten years and been exposed to all aspects of investment products and the investment environment. This will provide you with sufficient workplace experience to complete the RPL successfully.
Learners should also ideally be employed in a financial advisor role as this will make it easier for you to use real-life experiences in your assessments. However, many people who are not working have been able to successfully RPL the qualification by using the simulations and projects provided by Chartall.
RPL learners must note that there is no training offered with the RPL enrolment option, as all assessments are completed using your existing learning as the basis for your assessments.
Learners will complete their RPL assessment electronically, so you will need a PC or tablet with sufficient internet connectivity to download and upload the assessments.
Is this qualification accredited?
The National Certificate in Financial Markets and Instruments (NQF 6) is accredited and certificated by BANKSETA. It is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a 120-credit qualification at NQF 6 (SAQA ID 50481 – see www.saqa.org.za). Chartall Business College is accredited by the BANKSETA to train and assess this qualification.
How will I be assessed?
Learners are assessed using a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE). Chartall Business College has set questions and assignments that are completed over the duration of the qualification. You complete these assessments in your own time. This portfolio will be assessed by a registered assessor and feedback will be provided.
The advantage of the portfolio as a mode of assessment is that it can be used after the learning to support the learner’s CV as it showcases what they can do practically (you will need to keep a copy of it for this purpose.
Learners may also be required to write a Final Summative Assessment when they have successfully completed their portfolio. Chartall will keep enrolled learners up-to-date with the SETA’s decision on this possible assessment.
Can I earn exemptions?
Exemptions are governed by the BANKSETA’s policies. At this stage the only exemptions granted are for existing unit standards already achieved.
- Lectures 13
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 30 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 32
- Assessments Yes
Skills Programme 1- Basics of Financial Markets
This programme has been clustered into four skills programmes. Learners are expected to complete all fundamental and core unit standards and must select elective unit standards to the minimum value of 27 credits.
Skills Programme 2 - Basics of Economics
Skills Programme 3 - Application of Financial Market Principles in the Banking Environment
- Enhance work practices within a treasury by the application of market knowledge in a banking environment
- Identify the risk implications of trading associated within a treasury in a banking environment
- Operate within the ethical, professional and legal limits of the South African and international legislation and codes of practice regulating the financial markets
- Identify and control risk within the financial markets
- Complete and submit reports within the financial markets sector as required by legislation and by company policy
Skills Programme 4 - Financial Calculations & Analysis