MCAST Advanced Diploma in Financial Services

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Financial Services

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Financial Services
Course Code BC4-04-15 BC4-A4-15 (on apprenticeship)
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years full-time or on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST Diploma in Business or 4 SEC/O-level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes Compulsory: English Language and Mathematics
Other Entry Requirements
Course Description This course leads to a qualification which provides knowledge about the local and the European financial services sector. Students develop and learn how to apply specialist knowledge within particular areas of banking and finance and in the financial services environment. Students will learn about and acquire skills in how to handle financial transactions, how to deal with customers and how to use and manage available information. They will also acquire the necessary knowledge on available financial products and services for customers and how to market and sell them. The course provides a solid base enabling one to find employment in this sector or continue with further studies.
Study/Course Delivery Class based lessons
Assessment Take Home Assignments and Time Constrained Assignments
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Develop analytical and evaluation skills and understand the relevant moral, ethical, social, economic and environmental issues in financial services

2. Apply literacy, numeracy and soft skills which are considered as a necessity to be an effective team player within a Financial Services Organisation

3. Understand the need for an the value of effective customer services within the sector

4. Develop an awareness and understanding of the ways in which regulation and legislation impact on and are relevant to an organization and the financial services industry in general

Core Study Units
  • The Local Financial Services Environment
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Markets
  • Office Software Applications
  • Office Administration Skills
  • English Proficiency Skills
  • Work Based Experience
  • Communicating Effectively Within Financial Services
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing Financial Services
  • IT in Financial Services
  • The Retail Environment in Financial Services
  • Customer Relations
  • Soft Skills Training For Financial Services
  • The Business Environment
  • Basic Quantitative Techniques
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Enterprise
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Financial Services Management




Career Opportunities On completion of this course students may find employment across the financial services sector, including commercial and specialist banks, fund management and administration, investment services, together with related entities.