Financial markets and institutions

(NQF Level 5 – 28 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 all managers and professionals working in the banking or asset management sectors who need to have a broad understanding of the financial service markets, institutions, and compliance requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Define the basic macro economic factors governing the financial services industry.
  • Describe the primary issuers of financial instruments: companies, government, parastatals and financial institutions.
  • Explain the securities markets and how they function: money market, capital markets, and foreign exchange markets.
  • Describe the objectives and key compliance provisions for legislation governing the financial services sector (Banks Act, National Credit Act, Financial Intelligence Centre Act, and Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act)
  • Explain the roles of regulatory bodies in monitoring and supervision of markets and participants

Unit Standards awarded on successful completion of this course:

  • SAQA ID: 117773 (28 credits)

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