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Financial Services & Insurance

Course Code(s):  6M5013 FSI
QQI Award Code:  6M5013 Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Blackrock Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 6M5013 FSI
QQI Award Code 6M5013 Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Have you a confident, outgoing personality and good communication skills? Would you like to work in a diverse financial setting where teamwork is important? Do you see yourself working in a challenging fast moving business environment? Are you interested in finding out more about investment opportunities and how the stock market works? Ireland is fast becoming the leading international hub for financial services and insurance and this course is the ideal preparation for a wide variety of emerging career opportunities ranging from banking, and insurance to capital markets and investment management.

What will you Study?

Financial Reporting
Financial Services
Banking and Insurance
Customer Service
Spreadsheets
Administration Practice
Marketing Management
Work Experience
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Progression to CAO Courses

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BAXXX 6M5013

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