Content: . Communication: Practical Skills . Computer Aided Draughting for Engineers . Dynamics . Economics of Manufacture . Engineering Principles . Material Selection . Mathematics for Engineering 1: Mechanical and Manufacturing . Mechanical Engineering: Graded Unit Examination . Pneumatic and Hydraulics . Quality Management: An Introduction . Statics and Strengths of Material . Thermofluids
Certificate in Financial Planning (Levels 1-5)
Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Cost: 190 per level plus assessment fee
Aims: The Financial Planning Certificate Levels 1, 2 and 3 have been replaced with a new qualification known as the Certificate in Financial Planning.
Duration: For start dates contact the Business School.
Content: Level 1: Purpose and Structure of the UK Financial Services Industry. Different financial asset classes and product types. Process of giving advice and the main areas covered. Ethics, regulatory processes, rules and legislation underpinning UK financial services. Use of the FSA's regulatory powers and responsibilities to protect the market's integrity and the impact on individuals and firms of the FSA's regulatory powers. Level 2: Economic and other factors affecting investment returns. Key features of the different asset classes and product types and the role of ethical investment in financial advice. Risks involved in investment, how risks affect returns and the risk profile of investors. Taxation considerations in the investment process. Importance of asset allocation in investment decisions. Effect of other issues on investment planning. Level 3: Purpose and scope of financial protection products and how they interact with State Benefits. Main features and functions of the different types of contracts and how they are arranged in order to meet the individual client's protection needs. Main protection needs of businesses. Level 4: The effect that retirement planning has on clients before, at and after retirement. Impact that taxation and legislation have on retirement planning. Different types of individual, occupational and state pension schemes. Main options for drawing benefits at retirement. Use of alternative investments in retirement planning. The effect of divorce on retirement planning. Level 5: At the end of this unit candidates should be able to apply: Their knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry and its regulations. Their knowledge and understanding of the products and processes tested in CF1 - CF4. Each course is run by a qualified Financial Advisor and prepares candidates for the external examination set by the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Articulation: Successful candidates may progress through levels 1 to 5 at Anniesland College.