Postgraduate Certificate in Global Capital Markets
Level 9 About NFQ
Sinéad DochertyEmail Phone
01 472 7101
Irish Times Training, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2
The Postgraduate Certificate in Global Capital Markets, delivered in conjunction with Ulster University, is designed for graduates from any and all disciplines who want to pursue a career in the financial services sector.
The programme concentrates on the development & application of key skills and knowledge including principles, concepts and theories and techniques pertinent to a key subject area in the financial services sector through a Regulation & Compliance specialism pathway.
This programme reflects the ethos and objectives of IFS 2020 "A Strategy for Ireland's International Financial Services Sector 2017/ 2020" by contributing to the skills pipeline of graduates who wish to pursue and advance a career in the financial services sector and related IFS sub-sector areas.
The programme consists of 4 modules over 2 semesters and is expected to be delivered on as classroom learning 2 evenings per week, from 6-9pm, from January 2021.
The first two modules in Semester 1 will introduce participants to the theory and tools required to understand market and institutional structure and assist in developing a range of interpersonal and other transferable skills necessary to work within the sector. Participants will then be required to complete two further modules relevant to their chosen specialism of Regulation and Compliance in Semester 2.
This course is also available with a specialism in Financial Risk Management: Risk Management Practices and Mathematical Foundations of Risk Measurement. This Risk Management course will begin in Sept 2020 - please search Irish Times Training courses within Springboard for more information.
Assessment is via a combination of individual and group assignments and open book tests.
(a) have gained: (i) a degree from a university in the Republic of Ireland or the United Kingdom, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard;
(ii) an equivalent standard in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification;
(b) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English.
In exceptional circumstances, as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b), where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.
All participants may be required to submit a letter / statement signed by a Commissioner for Oaths confirming their recent employment history.
The programme is free to those who not in employment or who are “Returners”. A cost of €450 which represents 10% of the total cost of the programme is payable for those in employment.
Students are required to complete 4 modules with a total of 30 Credit Points.
MODULE 1: PROFESSIONAL & ACADEMIC SKILLS
This module is designed to help you identify the transferable skills gained through personal, social and voluntary activities and demonstrate how these are applicable to employment. The module encourages you to produce an employability skills profile and enables you to better articulate your skills in an interview scenario. In addition, the module will address areas such as business and global acumen; professional relationships; technical capabilities specifically related to Financial Services; excel modelling; and social media.
MODULE 2: FINANCIAL THEORY, PRODUCT & MARKETS
This module aims to provide students with the tools required to understand market and institutional structure and its operation and behaviour in preparation for a career in the financial services industry. A major focus of the module is to glean an in-depth understanding of operations within a financial services organisation.
SPECIALISM: REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE MODULES:
MODULE 3: REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE
In order to ensure confidence in financial markets and products, the role of financial regulation has become ever more increasingly important. Without such confidence, in extremis, financial markets would fail to function. Therefore, it is critical that the practitioners of the future are educated in the role of the regulatory function and have an understanding of the principal areas of regulation and compliance.
MODULE 4: CASE STUDIES AND STANDARDS OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, CONDUCT AND ETHICS
An integral part of the study of the financial services industry is the lessons to be learned from failures that have occurred globally. Corporate scandals in recent years followed by the credit crunch and resulting global economic downturn, have led to standards of corporate governance, conduct and ethics attaining a new prominence in the financial services industry. This module will consider transparency, accountability and integrity, and how they are translated into practice effectively and ethically as possible.
Assessment will be in the form of online assessments over the course of the 2 semesters.
*PLEASE NOTE MODULES MAY BE DELIVERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER THAN LISTED ABOVE & SPLIT OVER MULTIPLE SESSIONS.
Graduates of the programme will be readied for a career in a number of sectors including Funds, Banking and Payments, Insurance and Reinsurance, Compliance & Regulation.
This course is delivered in 2 semesters. Classes will take place in Irish Times Training classrooms 2 evenings per week, 6-9pm.
Irish Times Training, The Irish Times Building, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2
It is expected that this course will be delivered in Irish Times Training classrooms based in Dublin. There will be a significant online support element to include live online lectures, assessment support and support clinics.
In exceptional circumstances, as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b), where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route through recognition of prior learning. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.
Step 1: Register for an account on springboardcourses.ie or log in to your existing account using the “Login” section on the website.
Step 2: Log-in on Springboard website and click “Apply Now” on this course. You will be asked to complete a short application form.
Step 3: The Springboard team at Irish Times Training will respond to your application and request any relevant documentation.
At this stage you may be asked to present some or all of the following (required documentation differs depending on course):
- Social welfare receipt, letter from social welfare or letter from commissioner of oaths
- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts/college results
- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name
- Any other relevant documentation to support your application, such as a CV or professional certificates.
Step 4: Once your supporting documentation has been received your application will be sent to Ulster University for review.
Step 5: You will receive an email from the Springboard team at Irish Times Training letting you know if your application has been successful or unsuccessful.
Step 6: Log-in to Springboardcourses.ie to accept your offer.
Step 7: You will receive an email from the Springboard team at Irish Times Training with details on how to register as a student on the Ulster University system. This will allow you to access their range of online supports including the digital library and to submit your assignments once the course has commenced.