Financial Services


City of Glasgow College, City Campus


SCQF Level 6


Year 1
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Plus 1st week in June, if required (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4.00pm)

Year 2
Thursday 9.30am – 4.30pm shared between work placement and college
(*May be subject to change)

Course Outline Entry Requirements Course Content Progression

Course Outline

Starting in S5, the Foundation Apprenticeship in Financial Services at City of Glasgow College takes two years to complete.

In S5, students will attend college two afternoons per week to complete part of the National Progression Award in Financial Services. The course is classroom based and is enhanced with a programme of employer engagement workshops and activities, including The Investment Challenge.

In S6, students will be matched to a suitable employer and will attend work placement one day per week. Whilst on work placement, they will complete the National Progression Award in Financial Services and attain the mandatory units of the Scottish Vocational Qualification in Providing Financial Services.

Entry Requirements

Candidates intending to leave school at the end of S6 with minimum of one or more Highers in relevant subject areas. Essential criteria as follows:
• Achieved or working towards Higher (A-C) in relevant subject areas – Economics, Accounts, Business etc. by end of S6
• Credit Check Required

Course Content

National Progression Award in Financial Services
• Financial Services: An Introduction
• Financial Services: The Regulatory Framework
• Financial Services: Communication
• Financial Services: Promoting Positive Customer Relationships
• Financial Services: Personal Finance Awareness
• Work Placement

SVQ in Providing Financial Services (Part of)
• Develop yourself to improve and maintain workplace competence in a financial services environment
• Develop productive working relationships in a financial services environment
• Ensure you comply with regulations in the financial services environment


• Modern Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Services
• HNC/D in Financial Services
• University