THIS COURSE IS SPECIFICALLY FOR SENIOR PHASE SCHOOL PUPILS WHILE STILL AT SCHOOL.
This course will give you an understanding of the financial services industry and developing key communication skills vital for working in the sector. You will combine your College study with work experience in a relevant financial services organisation such as Black Rock Finance and Virgin Money.
This is a two-year course. In year one you will complete a National Progression Award (NPA) in Financial Services (SCQF Level 6) attending Edinburgh College two afternoons per week along with a one-week work placement. In year two, you will be on placement with an employer, which will complete your qualification in the workplace.
- Financial Services: An Introduction
- Financial Services: The Regulatory Framework
- Financial Services: Communication
- Financial Services: Promoting Positive Customer Relationships
- Financial Services: Personal Finance Awareness
- Work Placement
- The college and employer will work in partnership to outline what is expected of the learner during the work placement. A college assessor will make scheduled visits to work placement companies to assess and verify the learner's work
- The work placement tasks may include Preparing financial statements
- Achieved or working towards Higher (A-C) in relevant subject areas – e.g. English, Business by the end of S6
- NPA Financial services
- The ability to work towards SCQF level 6 (Higher) qualifications
- Interested in or considering a career in the Financial Sector
- Positive behaviour and school attendance report
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
- If your application is successful you will be invited for an interview at Edinburgh College to assess if this is the correct course for you.
Progression And Articulation Routes
On successful completion of this course you can move onto
- HNC Accounts
- HNC Business
- HNC HRM
- Various jobs with the financial sector or in a related industry such as business .
- Year 1: 2 afternoons per week
- Year 2: 2 afternoons/1 day per week (subject to school, learner, employer needs)