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Maltese Financial Regulation

Certificate in Home Loan Finance

Maltese Financial Regulation (MFR)
EQF Level -

The ifs Malta Maltese Financial Regulation has the main aim to give a solid background on the local regulatory framework. It enables participants to better understand the implications and the regulatory envionrment in which they operate. This module is design to be studies in conjunction with any other qualification that lacks material relevant to the Maltese legislation. The module covers the following topical issues: (i) The Regulation of Financial Services; (ii) Law Relating to Investment Services; (iii) Law Relating to Banking; (iv) Law Relating to Insurance and (v) Financial Markets Act & Ancillary Legislation.


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Certificate in Home Loan Finance (CeHLF)
EQF Level -

The ifs Certificate in Home Loan Finance is a qualification in its own right, updates to cater for the need of the local financial services environment. The key focus of this Certificate are the different characteristics of home loan financing and mortgage advice that are of particular relevance to the Maltese market. The course has been designed to enable candidates to attain and maintain competence in becoming proficient in providing mortgage solutions and avice within the Maltese regulatory and ethical framework. In so doing one will be able to: (i) analyse consumers circumstances; (ii) apply mortgage solutions; (iii) identify consumers needs and make suitable recommendations and (iv) understand the avice process and the different types of mortgage solutions.


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ifs School of Finance (UK)

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Certificate for Financial Advisers

Certificate for Mortgage Advise & Practice

Certified Documentary Credit Specialist

Certificate in International Trade and Finance

Certificate for Financial Advisers (CeFa)
EQF Level 4

Achieving the ifs uk Certificate for Financial Advisers (CeFA) will enable you to gain a thorough understanding of the principles of good advice and the financial services industry. CeFA is designed to ensure that wherever a financial adviser is located, they will have access to the same high quality educational input and assessment opportunities. Employers from across the sector have been involved in its development. CeFA comprises 4 modules, each with a 12-month registration window opportunity to sit for the exam and complete the module. It is a self-study programme and thus it is up to you, how quickly you progress through it. You can register and sit for the exam at any time throughout the year, and the result is instantly in your hands.


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Certificate for Mortgage Advise & Practice (CeMAP)
EQF Level 4

The Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice is the industry benchmark qualification, providing learners with the qualification they need to be licensed to practise (in the UK). CeMAP is designed to ensure that wherever a mortgage adviser is located in the UK they have access to the same high quality educational input and assessment opportunities. Employers from acrossthe sector have been involved in its development . This ensures that the content provides students with the knowledge they require in order to meet the current and future career /regulatory requirements. The CeMAP comprises 3 modules each with a 12-month registration period. Since this is a self-study programme it entirely up to you how quickly to progress through it. You can register for CeMAP at any time during the year.


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Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS)
EQF Level -

The Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS) is the professional certification that enables documentary credit practitioners to demonstrate specialist knowledge and application of the skills required for competent practice. The CDCS programme has been developed in consultation with industry experts to ensure that the certification reflects best practice. It has been developed in parnership by the ifs School of Finance (UK) and the BAFT-IFSA. It is also endorsed by the International Chamber of Commerce. 



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Certificate in International Trade and Finance (CITF)
EQF Level -

The ifs Certificate in International Trade and Finance (CITF) is a professional qualification for trade, export and commodity executives who need to gain and demonstrate a thorough understanding of key procedures, practices and legislation in trade finance on an International level. CITF combines the acquisition of technical knowledge with the skills to apply that knowledge to real situations. It has been developed in consultation with industry experts to ensure that it focuses on the essential areas of knowledge that those involved in trade finance must need to understand to be effective and successful.


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Professional Certificate in Banking

Professional Certificate in Banking (PCertB)
EQF Level 5

The ifs UK Professional Certificate in Banking is an industry benchmark qualification for those starting out in, or aspriting to, a management career in financial services, particularly in retail and commercial banking. Fully awarded and examined by the ifs School of Finance, this course programme is a widely recognised and valued qualification in its own right, but also forms the first stage of the ifs degree programmes, culminating in achievement of the BSc (Hons) in Banking Practice and Management. The PCertB will enable you to: (i) gain a thorough grounding in the workings of the sector both from an organisational point of view and in respect of financial markets through the core module 'Financial Markets and Risk'; (ii) appreciate the essential concepts of risk that underpin financial decision-making at every level; (iii) provide assurance to industry employers that the knowledge developed is based on comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles on which the industry is built; (iv) gain the abaility to further develop general financial services knowledge; (v) focus on a particular area of interest that is specific to your existing role.


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Central Law Training - International

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Diploma in Fund Administration

Diploma in Fund Administration (Dip Fund Admin)
EQF Level 6

The CLT Diploma in Fund Administration is designed for fund practitioners, the Advanced Certificate and Diploma provides detailed knowledge and practical skills. Awarded in association with the University of Manchester Business School, it is a certificated, professional education programme demonstrating excellence. It is suitable for fund practitioners who are relatively new to the industry as well as those who already have some practical experience and want to improve their knowledge. Individuals who complete the programme will gain a practical insight into the funds industry and be able to fulfill their responsibilities with confidence. By drawing upon international best practice, the course helps prepare fund practitioners to adapt and change to meet the challenges of a constantly evolving external envionrment.


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International Compliance Association/Training

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ICA Advanced Certificate in Cyber Security

ICA International Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering

ICA International Diploma in Compliance

ICA Certificated Financial Crime Awareness - Betting & Gaming

ICA Advanced Certificate in Cyber Security (Adv.Cert.CS)
EQF Level

Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities in the world that has surpassed illegla drug trafficking as a criminal money maker. It covers a wide range of illegal acitivty including financial scams and computer hacking and costs business millions of dollars each year. Criminals exploit both the general public and organisations to steal money, commit fraud and undertake other criminal activities such as identitiy theft, whilst others by ideology and the prospect of bringing down institutions from the inside. Enhance security precautions and increased awareness of the issues can help prevent cyber attacks. The ICA Advanced Certificate in Cyber Security has been designed to equip risk, compliance, AML and fraud prevention professionals with the knowledge they need to combat these sophisticated crimes and mitigate the risk they pose.


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ICA International Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering (Dip AML)
EQF Level 5

The ICA International Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering is unique, as it is designed for Anti Money Laundering professionals who have already have a degree of experience. The Diploma provides detailed and comprehensive knowledge as well as practical skills in order that financial services practitioners can undertake their responsibilities more efficiently and effectively. By drawing upon international best practice, it helps prepare individuals to adapt to the external environment. Written and delivered by experienced industry practitioners, the Diploma is both relevant and topical. Subjects included in the programme are explored in-depth with extensive course material that can be used in the workplace. The Diploma will help you develop best practice initiatives and prepare you to face present and future challenges, which in turn minimises risk for your firm.


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ICA International Diploma in Compliance (Dip Comp)
EQF Level 5

The ICA International Diploma in Compliance is suitable for those compliance professionals who already have some practical experience in Compliance and who want to improve their knowledge. Individuals who complete the Diploma will be able to undertake their responsibilities more efficiently and effectively. By drawing upon international best practice, the Diploma helps prepare you to adapt and change to meet the challenges created by the constantly evolving external environment. Those who have already graduated from the Diploma find that their performance in the workplace improces and opportunities for career progression are enhanced. By undertaking this Diploma you develop your knowledge and you help secure your firm. Those who have completed the qualification say it has been worthwhile.

 



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ICA Certificated Financial Crime Awareness - Betting & Gaming (CFCA (BG))
EQF Level -

The ICA International Certificated Financial Crime Awareness Training (in Betting and Gaming) is a unique certificated education programme, as it provides practical knowledge and useful skills that can be used in the workplace; enhancing performance and reducing risk. The course manual and support reading texts form a source of reference for the future. The course contents equips individuals with the necessary skills to enable them to adapt to present and future challenges and ultimately, it will help with any fraud prevention career aspirations. Undertaking this course programme as part of a blended learning strategy will not only ensure staff have the required knowledge and skills but provide verifiable proof of learning.


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ICA Certificated Financial Crime Awareness - Financial Services

ICA Certificated Anti-Money Laundering - Financial Services

ICA Certificated Financial Crime Awareness - Financial Services (CFCA (FS))
EQF Level -

The ICA International Certificated Financial Crime Awareness Training (in Financial Services) is a unique certificated education programme, as it provides practical knowledge and useful skills that can be used in the workplace; enhacing performance and reducing risk. The course manual and support reading texts form a source of reference for the future. The course contents equips individuals with the necessary skills to enable them to adapt to present and future challenges and ultimately, to help with any fraud prevention careers aspirations. Undertaking this course programme as part of a blended learning strategy will not only ensure staff have the required knowledge and skills but will provide verifiable proof of learning.


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ICA Certificated Anti-Money Laundering - Financial Services (CAML (FS))
EQF Level -

The ICA International Certificated Anti-Money Laundering Awareness Training (in Financial Services) is a unique certificated education programme, involving the study of course materials and an invigilated assessment. The course provides detailed information, as well as practical skills in order for staff working in the financial services sector can undertake anti-money laundering responsibilities more efficiently and effectively. By drawing upon international best practice, it helps prepare individuals to adapt and change to the external envionment. The programme is an excellent introduction to Anti-Money Laundering as it covers fundamentals of prevention, telling staff what they need to know in order to understand their responsibilities so that they may approach their roles with confidence. It provides a good basis on which to develop further knowledge.


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Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments

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Certificate for Introduction to Securities & Investment

Combating Financial Crime

Diploma in Investment Advice

Global Financial Compliance

Certificate for Introduction to Securities & Investment (CertISI)
EQF Level 3

The Certifcate for Introduction to Securities & Investment is designed to provide students in full time education with a basic introduction to the financial services industry with a focus on investments. It aims to help develop their awareness of career opportunities, as well as their own personal financial knowledge. 


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Combating Financial Crime (CFC)
EQF Level 4

Combating Financial Crime has been developed by international specialists and focuses on how laws, regulations and best practice continue to evolve across the entire spectrum of associated activities. It covers the background and nature of financial crime, predicate offences, money laundering, terrorist financing, corruption, combating financial crime, bribery and the role of the private sector. The scope of the syllabus makes the qualification suitable for compliance officers and money laundering reporting officers, those involved in regulation, law enforcement, trade and commerce and individuals from bi-lateral development institutions and civil society organisations. The qualification was developed by the CISI in collaboration with QCo. QCo is a Washington DC registered company and corporates on all aspects of financial crime policy and control with particular focus on Money Laundering, Corruption, Fraud, Security, Terrorism Finance, WMD Proliferation and Economic Sanctions.


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Diploma in Investment Advice (Dip IA)
EQF Level 5

This Investment Advice Diploma has been developed to provide employees advising and/or dealing in Securities or Derivatives, advising on  Packaged Products and/or Managing Investments with the knowledge and skills required for their job roles. This Diploma is the CISI's new qualification specifically developed to comply wiith the new examination standards of the RDR. It appears on the FSA's Appropriate Qualification tables and is a Diploma to reflect the amount of learning required.


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Global Financial Compliance (GFC)
EQF Level 4

The Global Financial Compliance qualification addresses techniques used to implement a successful compliance function in a firm. It provides a comprehensive introduction to all the issues a global Compliance Officer may encounter. It addresses international issues including the international regulatory environment, managing the risk of financial crime, governance, risk management, ethics, integrity and fairness. This programme is suitable for all compliance staff and will be especially relevant to Compliance Officers. This course can be studied stand-alone ot combined with a regulatory paper for students to obtain a Certificate in Global Financial Compliance.


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International Certificate in Wealth Management

Risk in Financial Services

Investment Operations Certificate

Islamic Finance Qualification

International Certificate in Wealth Management (ICWM)
EQF Level 3

The International Certificate in Wealth Management meets the needs of those firms who want to ensure that their staff are able to provide high-quality advice. The qualification will ensure that wealth managers and advisers understand the range of assets and investment products that are available in the market. It will equip them to provide financial advice and find appropriate solutions to meet the investment, retirement, protection and estate and tax planning needs of their clients.

Syllabus:

Element 1: The Financial Services Industry and Economic Background
Element 2: Fiduciary Relationships
Element 3: Financial Advice and Risk
Element 4: Financial Assets and Markets
Element 5: Investment Funds
Element 6: Investment Planning
Element 7: Retirement Planning
Element 8: Protection Planning
Element 9: Estate and Tax Planning


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Risk in Financial Services (RFS)
EQF Level 3

Successfully managing risk is a fundamental requirement for any effective business. In financial services it is a critical component. Part of the responsibility for the credit crisis is widely arributed to a poor understanding of risk. The CISI Risk in Financial Services qualification is a comprehensive global introduction to all the major risk areas in financial services, providing a sound grounding in: (1) Principles of the risk management framework; (2) Corporate Governance and risk oversight and (3) Operational, Credit, Market, Investment & Liquidity Risk. The qualification has been developed to provide candidates with a broad understanding of the key risks that arise within the financial sercies industry and is aimed at Risk and Compliance teams, Branch management, Corporate lawyers, Finance officers, Senior managers of all disciplines and existing and aspiring non-executive directors.

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Element 1 - Principles of the Risk Management Framework
Element 2 - International Risk Regulation
Element 3 - Operational Risk
Element 4 - Credit Risk
Element 5 - Market Risk
Element 6 - Investment Risk
Element 7 - Liquidity Risk
Element 8 - Corporate Governance and Risk Oversight
Element 9 - Model Risk
Element 10 - Enterprise Risk Management

This course programme is offered in joint collaboration with the MARM.


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Investment Operations Certificate (IOC)
EQF Level 3

This Certificate in Investment Operations is a global practitioner-led programme for administration and operations staff working in both wholesale and retail firms. It equips individuals with an iverview of the financial services industry and its regulation as well as providing a detailed picture of their particular industry sector. It incorporates a range of exams that represent different technical activities within the industry and is taken by over 10,000 candidates a year. Completing the IOC demonstrates professionalism and commitment to high standards and offers progression to higher-level qualifications and career progress.

CORE

Introduction to Securities & Investments

REGULATORY UNITS

FSA Financial Regulation (or)
Principles of Financial Regulation (or)
Maltese Financial Regulation

TECHNICAL UNITS
Administration of Settlement & Investments
Asset Servicing
Collective Investment Schemes Administration
CREST Settlement
Exchange-Traded Derivatives Administration
Global Securities Operations
IT in Investment Operations
ISA Administration
Operational Risk
OTC Derivatives Administration
Risk in Financial Services



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Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ)
EQF Level 3

This IFQ is a ground-breaking qualification that covers Islamic Finance from both a technical and a sharia's perspective, providing the first international benchmark in the area of Islamic Finance. It provides candidates with an understanding of the influence of sharia in a business context and prepares candidates to hold key positions in the Islamic Finance and takaful (Islamic Insurance) industries. The qualification is approrpaite for existing and new employees and those seeking a career in Islamic Finance. Since its launch, the exam has been taken in over 40 countries.

Syllabus:

Element 1: The Basis of Islamic Banking and Finance
Element 2: An Introduction to Islamic Banking and Finance
Element 3: Islamic Law of Contracts
Element 4: Financial techniques Applied by Islamic Banks
Element 5: Islamic Asset and Fund Management
Element 6: Sukuk Market
Element 7: Islamic Insurance - Takaful
Element 8: Financial Statements for Islamic Banks
Element 9: Islamic Corporate Governance


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 Bangor University

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Masters in Business Administration

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
EQF Level 7

This MBA is awarded by an internationally renowned Business School for Banking in partnership with the worlds oldest professional Institute of Bankers. It is a new, innovative masters course for the global banking industry. It combines high level skills and professional competencies that will be increasingly necessary for the post-crisis banking environment. It is a ground-breaking qualification that allows students to gain a dual award of a top MBA together with "Chartered Banker" status.

Full CBMBA  = £ 15,750
Accelerated = £ 7,750
Super-Accelerated (holders of MBA) = £ 5,000
Super-Accelerated (non-holders of MBA) = £ 5,000

Postgraduate Diploma = £ 9,250
Postgraduate Certificate = £ 5,250


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