Financial Advice - QFA

Institute of Banking


Course Name Financial Advice - QFA
Course Provider Institute of Banking
Course Code 99273 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Diploma (Level 7 NFQ)  More info.. Special Purpose University College Dublin Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment This programme enrols three times a year.
Summer Trimester
Start date: 06 June 2022
Application Date Summer Trimester
Closing date: 08 July 2022
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Duration 3 trimesters
Delivery: Online.
Course Fee €330 per module, plus an annual study fee of €50.
Entry Requirements

The minimum second level educational requirements for entry to the Professional Diploma in Financial Advice are as follows:
• Five passes in the Leaving Certificate, including English and Mathematics
• Five O Level/GCSE passes, in...


• Professional Diploma in Financial Advice from UCD
• This is a level 7 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications and carries 30 ECTS
• Invite to the Qualified Financial Adviser designation

Once members...

Course Content

At a glance
The Professional Diploma in Financial Advice is a six module level 7 qualification and is a must for all those pursuing a career in Financial Advice, Wealth Management and Financial Planning. It is the industry recognised, prem...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Modules and learning outcomes
To enrol for Financial Planning, candidates must be enrolled for, passed or be exempt from the first five modules: Regulation, Life Assurance, Loans, Investment and Pensions.

QFA Regulation (NFQ Level 7, 5 ECTS)

Assessment Method Assessment
• Two-hour exams for each module at the end of the trimester
• For the modules Regulation, Life Assurance, Loans, Investment and Pensions, the exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions. For the Financial Planning module, the exam consists of written case study and essay style questions.
Number of Credits 30
Further Enquiries For more information please contact

Institute of Banking
Phone: +353 (0)1 6116500
Fax: +353 (0)1 6116565
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