Education That Adds Up; JUST THE JOB;Financial Courses

By Ledger, Wendy | The Evening Standard (London, England), July 1, 2002 | Go to article overview
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Education That Adds Up; JUST THE JOB;Financial Courses


Ledger, Wendy, The Evening Standard (London, England)


Byline: WENDY LEDGER

WITH its high earnings and demand for qualified people, the financial sector has always been an attractive employment option. Financial courses offer a gateway into a potentially lucrative and successful career. For those who want to fly in the financial world, the diversity of courses is growing, from degrees and postgraduate courses to specialist and professional programmes.

AAT, the professional body for accounting technicians, provides an ideal starting point for people who take a career in finance seriously.

Courses are available in more than 550 UK centres with study methods including day release, correspondence and evening classes. AAT is sponsored by the four major UK accounting bodies.

An AAT qualification will make the next step easier as both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants take AAT qualifications into consideration when accepting potential students.

Accounting, however, is not the only route to finance. For anyone holding a degree, there is now an enormous choice of postgraduate qualifications which can help steer students into specialist financial areas.

These include: The European Business School London offers an MSc in Global Banking and Finance, designed for students looking for a career on the world financial stage.

The Institute of Financial Services offers a range of courses with specialisations, such as the Certificate in Bank Card Management for those working within the credit card sector.

The Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice and the Diploma in Financial Services Management (DFSM).

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