Financial analysis

(NQF Level 5 – 4 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 any individual who needs to perform financial statement analysis, applying ratios to determine the financial health of an organisation, including profitability ratios, liquidity ratios, activity ratios, leverage ratios, and debt coverage ratios.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the candidate will know how to:

  • Identify company stakeholders and users of financial statements and financial analysis
  • Understand and apply basic principles of accounting
  • Read and interpret financial statements
  • Understand the concept of profitability and how to interpret key profitability ratios
  • Understand the concept of liquidity and working capital and how to interpret key liquidity ratios
  • Understand the concept of leverage and solvency and how to interpret key leverage ratios
  • Apply financial analysis for different industries; trade businesses, service businesses, and manufacturing businesses

Unit Standards awarded on successful completion of this course:

  • SAQA ID: 15236 (4 credits)

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