Programme Code HCIFS
Programme Duration 2
Programme Level 6
EQF Level 5
EHEA Level Short Cycle
Programme Credits 120
Semester Duration 0 Week(s)
Language of Instruction English
CAO Code; QQI Progamme Code etc
Programme Extra Information *Class Contact Hours for Work-Based Modules are based on a weekly Portfolio Building Tutorial throughout the academic year. This tutorial will not be exclusive to an individual work-based module, but will focus on the preparation and collection of evidence for all first stage work-based modules. At a minimum, apprentices can expect to have at least 15 minutes on-to-one interaction with their supervisor every three weeks in addition to regular group supervision and seminars Pass by compensation is not applicable using work-based modules

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

Demonstrate a practical knowledge across a wide range of key business disciplines with particular emphasis on theoretical and practical integration with the specialist field of International Financial Services.
Recognise and apply the theories, models, concepts, technologies and practices of key business disciplines and appreciate the interactions between same alongside demonstrating a knowledge of the IFS context
Demonstrate a practical knowledge of International Financial Services context, expressing differing regulatory, economic and societal perspectives of the International Financial Services environment.
Comprehend and articulate business problems which arise within the International Financial Services environment and apply concepts and theories in order to plan and develop creative solutions that are appropriate to the context
Determine and action approaches that will enable the investigation and inquiry of foreseen and unforeseen issues in International Financial Services, and propose creative measures that are founded in results of the assessment of inquiry, and are appropriate to the International Financial Services context.
Disseminate and communicate technical and non-technical information within the International Financial Services sector in a range of formats to enable and the transfer information and insight to justify decisions to a variety of audiences, including internal or external customers
Demonstrate resourcefulness, autonomy and self-reliance in the conduct of work, exhibiting accountability for work outputs, decisions made in work and the learning environment.
Exercise independence and professional acumen in conduct and completion of a range of work and learning activities.
Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in heterogeneous groups, visible, and / or virtual teams, take ownership of the evaluation, development and improvement activities in their sphere of work or learning, and contribute to the review and development of performance of other parties including those in the field of work and learning.
Exercise personal responsibility in terms of independent and interdependent learning in order to further personal and professional development
Articulate impressions, perceptions and interpretations from experiences of work and learning, demonstrating an awareness of a range of social, sectoral and contextual issues as appropriate to International Financial Services.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Core Subject
Module Code Title
A6CCR Client Communication and Relationships
A6CPD1 Continuing Professional Development 1
A6CS Customer Service
A6FMI Financial Markets & Institutions
A6PSP Product and Service Proficiency
A6RC Regulation and Compliance

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Core Subject
Module Code Title
A6ICTIFS ICT in International Financial Services
A6MBO Management and Behaviour in Organisations

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Core Subject
Module Code Title
A6AREF Apprentice Reflection
A6CPD2 Continuing Professional Development 2
A6FAR Financial Accounting and Reporting
A6ISF Introduction to Statistics for Finance
A6SPIFS Systems and Processes In International Financial Services
A6WPROJ Workbased Project

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Core Subject
Module Code Title
A6EFP Economics for Financial Practitioners
A6FNDAD Fund Administration