Financial Markets Practitioner

Financial Markets Practitioner


Financial Markets Practitioner


12 Months | 18 Virtual Sessions

Entry requirements

NQF Level 6 qualification in any financial field

Total number of days out of the office

18 Days, 9h00 – 16h00

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare students to analyse individual securities, industries, and the economy; provide investment advice to clients in respect of securities and other financial instruments; and execute transactions in securities with/on behalf of clients and/or for an exchange member.
EISA (External Integrated Summative Assessment) exam to be booked directly with SAIS once NVO programme is completed.
Exam fee payable directly to SAIS (exam fees to be found on the SAIS website). The Novia One mock examination will be venue based to simulate examination conditions as applied by the Board Examination.

Module 1: Introduction to Financial Markets
Module 2: Equities Securities
Module 3: Interest Bearing Securities
Module 4: Derivative Securities
Module 5: Alternative Securities
Module 6: Economics and Foreign Exchange
Module 7: The Regulations of Financial Markets
Module 8: Clients Needs Analysis
Module 9: Trading
Module 10: Settlement of Financial Markets Transactions
Module 11: Corporate Actions
Module 12: Investment Vehicles

Written workbook, project and work experience assignments required.

The work experience module provides the student with an opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of the organisation’s environment, regulatory responsibilities and direction with strong analytical skills, as well as the ability to apply market practices and regulatory requirements to the organisation. This includes formal responsibilities to colleagues and the business.

Work experience evidence must be endorsed by the student’s supervisor/mentor. Students can register for a professional designation with SAIS (costs apply).

1. Analyse, evaluate, and review information on securities and market conditions on behalf of clients and/or an exchange member.
2. Critically analyse the profile and related investment needs of clients to advise accordingly.
3. Execute buy and sell orders (trading) by applying the ethics, principles, values and processes as prescribed.
4. Conclude financial market transactions (settlement) according to accepted practices.
5. Calculate and record corporate events to indicate their effect on the market, as well as client portfolios.

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