Finance & Financial Services 

These courses are available as Certificate, Higher-Certificate or Diploma study options and there is flexible entry throughout the year, with 6 main entry dates.  The minimum age for entry is 17 years and students must have Intermediate to Advanced level English.

These courses are available in the following 3 categories:

Vocational Fast-Track Courses

For students wishing to improve their professional skills and knowledge for their career before returning to their country to work.

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) weekly in Finance & Financial Services
  • 4 lessons (3 hours) weekly in Professional Skills
  • 10 lessons (7.5 hours) weekly in English Language

University Foundation Fast-Track Courses

For students wishing to prepare for a first degree at a UK university.

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) weekly in Finance & Financial Services
  • 4 lessons (3 hours) weekly in Academic Study Skills
  • 10 lessons (7.5 hours) weekly in IELTS Examination Preparation

Pre-Masters Fast-Track Courses

For students wishing to prepare for a Postgraduate course in the UK.

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) weekly in Finance & Financial Services
  • 4 lessons (3 hours) weekly in Advanced Study Skills
  • 10 lessons (7.5 hours) weekly in IELTS Examination Preparation

The specialised topics on all our Finance & Financial Services courses are as follows:

Accounting

  • nature & role of accounting
  • rights issues & scrip issues
  • identifying user groups
  • profit & loss account
  • financial ratios

Investment

  • macroeconomic issues
  • equity finance
  • Central Banks
  • the work of a fund manager
  • types of business structure

Preparation for the ICFE examination

  • reading, writing, listening & speaking concentrating on financial English terminology
  • presenting arguments or expressing opinions on financial situations
  • asking questions or requesting clarification about financial information
  • producing letters, reports & interpreting fact-based correspondence

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