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Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)

Overview of the Courses
DSW supports the attainment of the skills, knowledge and behaviours that underpin the range of The CISI Professional Qualifications Framework. The CISI is the largest professional body for the securities and investment profession in the UK and has a growing number of financial centres globally.

The breadth of curriculum supports learners at every stage of
their career; from those new to the industry at foundation level to those who acquire enhanced knowledge, skills, behaviours, and competence to carry out highly specialist roles at postgraduate level.


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Range of Qualifications and Job Functions Involved

The framework is made up of curriculum covering The Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Levels 3 to 7 inclusive and categorised as follows:

Foundation (set at Levels 2 & 3 of the RQF)
A range of Certificate qualifications to provide a solid foundation for further progression. Foundation Level courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Financial Services

  • Introduction to Investment

  • International Introduction to Investment

  • Fundamentals of Islamic Banking and Finance

Qualifying (set at Levels 3 & 4 of the RQF)
A range of Certificate & Diploma qualifications designed for enhancing levels of knowledge for the respective career pathways involved. Qualifying Level courses at Level 3 include:

  • International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management

  • Combating Financial Crime

  • Managing Cyber Security

  • Risk in Financial Services

  • Global Financial Compliance

  • Investment Operations Certificate (IOC)

  • IT in Investment Operations

  • Capital Markets Programme

  • Certificate in Corporate Finance

  • Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ)

Qualifying Level courses at Level 4 include:

  • Certificate in International Advanced Wealth Management

  • Investment Advice Diploma

  • Certificate in Paraplanning

  • Managing Operational Risk in Financial Institutions

Advanced (set a Level 5 of the RQF)
An advanced Certificate (degree level) specifically for those involved in global securities operations. Advanced Level course at Level 5:

  • Advanced Certificate in Global Securities Operations


Postgraduate (set at Levels 6 & 7 of the RQF)
A range of postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas designed for those in senior and highly specialist positions that contribute to Chartered status.

The curriculum is designed to support the professional development of individuals involved in various job functions, broadly categorised as:

  • Wealth and Retail

  • Financial Planning

  • Compliance and Risk

  • Operations

  • Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

  • Islamic Finance

Postgraduate Level courses at Level 6 include:

  • Certificate in Pension Transfers & Planning Advice

  • Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice & Management

  • Certificate in Advanced Financial Planning

  • Diploma in Investment Operations

  • Diploma in Capital Markets

  • Diploma in Corporate Finance

Postgraduate Level courses at Level 7 include:

  • Chartered Wealth Manager Qualification

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP) – Diploma in Advanced Financial Planning

Get In Touch Today

If you’d like to find out more about DSW Training Academy, discuss your requirements or simply get a feel for who we are, get in touch.

Contact us

+44 (0)1302 760 008