The level 3 Certificate in Regulated Financial Services Operations develops the essential knowledge and skills needed by those working in administrative and operational roles.
Along with a core unit, candidates are required to study two further option units from a choice of five based on areas of life, pensions and investments. satisfying the FCA qualification requirements for overseers of administration and operational functions.
The Certificate is the ideal next step for holders of the Award in Financial Administration or Certificate in Investment Operations, requiring completion of just one further unit.
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Who’s it for?
- Operational or administrative staff working in financial services
- Anyone moving in to an administrative overseer role needing to comply with FCA appropriate qualification requirements.
Recognition of prior learning
Before studying, check to see whether any of your previous academic qualifications or credits from other professional bodies and institutes can be carried towards completion of the Certificate.
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The Certificate involves completion of three units from the Personal Finance qualification framework, providing a minimum of 35 credits on completion.
See our key information link to the right of this page for details
Members are entitled to use the designation CertCII (FS), subject to membership and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
Certificate level units are assessed by multiple-choice question exam (MCQ). For online MCQ exams, result notification is immediate on completion. For paper-based MCQ exams, results are released five weeks’ following the exam sitting.
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Each qualification unit comes with the essential tools to support core learning. For a single fee, study packages typically include: study text, assessment entry and access to RevisionMate, our online study tool.
We also offer additional study materials to support individual learning. These range from key fact booklets and next-edition study texts, to question packs and Learn interactive tutorials.
For full unit availability, click the unit links to the right of this page.