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.

Qualification: National Certificate in Financial Markets and Instruments (SAQA ID: 50481)

NQF Level: 6

Credits: 121

Duration: 12 months

Target market: 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

Entry requirements: Communication literacy at NQF L4, Mathematical Literacy at NQF L5 and Economic competency at NQF L5


At the end of this programme the learner should be able to:

  • Evaluate companies based on their financial statements
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the functioning of the international financial markets within the South African context
  • Identify and control risk within the financial markets
  • Analyse and evaluate the financial markets
  • Apply basic economic principles to the financial services sector
  • Explain the structure and mechanics of Financial Markets
  • Justify the risk implications of trading associated within a treasury in a banking environment
  • Enhance work practices within a treasury by the application of market knowledge in a banking environment
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