Business credit analysis
(NQF Level 5 – 66 credits)
This short course is targeted at individuals working in the financial services sector, as well as employers who wish to sponsor these individuals. When combined to earn a minimum of 120 credits, the learner will be awarded with the National Certificate Banking, one of the FSB recognised qualifications for Category One institutions. The course can be delivered either using a blended model of distance learning combined with online resources and a coach, or through workshops delivered at the premises of a company (with a minimum of 8 students).
This course is targeted at individuals required to assess a credit application for a business, club, association or trust, as well as finalise the credit recommendation and documentation and monitor the credit risk.
- Upon completion of the course, the candidate will know how to:
- Conduct pre-screening: ensure relevant documentation is received and applicant is eligible and has contractual ability; conduct initial credit checks
- Analyse the customer’s financial information to establish solvency, liquidity, and repayment ability
- Analyse the customer’s business micro-environment to establish potential business specific risks
- Analyse the security offered by the customer in relation to the credit facility required
- Match the customer’s needs with the relevant products
- Determine the risk associated with the credit
- Apply the principles of risk return in pricing the credit facility
- Conclude a credit recommendation, including any documentation and security to be requested, covenants to be maintained, and any other specific conditions
- Monitor, review and manage the credit risk
Unit Standards awarded on successful completion of this course:
- SAQA ID: 7343 (50 credits); 7355 (16 credits)