Financial Markets and Instruments (NQF 6)


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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.
  • Financial Administrators.
  • Portfolio Managers.
  • Financial Analysts.
  • Compliance officers.
  • Brokers and relationship managers in the banking environment.
  • Risk Assessors/Managers.
  • Treasurers
  • Financial Traders.
  • Corporate financiers.
  • Structured financiers.

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.

Is this qualification for me?

This qualification is specifically for those employees who have extensive experience in the financial services environment.

The National Certificate in Financial Markets and Instruments is intended for those who:

  • Have attained a National Certificate: Banking Services Advice NQF Level 5 and wish to continue on a path of life-long learning specialising in Financial Markets.
  • Have attained a National Certificate: Financial Services: Wealth Management NQF Level 5 and wish to continue on a path of life-long learning specialising in Financial Markets.
  • Have worked in the sub-sectors of the Financial Services industry for many years but have no formal Qualifications in their area of specialisation.
  • Want to extend their range of skills and knowledge of the industry so that they can become knowledgeable workers in the industry.
  • Require a Level 6 Qualification for licensing purposes with the Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA)

What is the assumed learning to be in place for this qualification?

It is assumed that learners are competent in the following:

  • Mathematical literacy at NQF level 5.
  • Communication literacy at NQF level 4.
  • Economic competency at NQF level 5.

Learners who select the RPL option for this qualification will complete their RPL assessment electronically, so will need a PC or tablet with sufficient internet connectivity to download videos, readings 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 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.