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Investment operations specialist

Carrying out investment transactions on behalf of individuals or organisations.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

None specified.

What apprentices will learn
  • the structure of the financial services industry, the purpose of markets and the process of investing
  • financial sector regulation and compliance
  • technical, investment and settlement characteristics of the main investment products
  • IT skills, systems and processes needed to carry out their role
  • client service and relationships

Apprentices will take one of the following qualifications, chosen by the employer:

  • Investment Operations Certificate, Certificate in Investment Management, Investment Advice Diploma, Managing Operation Risk in Financial Institutions (Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment)
  • Investment Management Certificate (Chartered Financial Analyst Institute)

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

Completion of the one of the qualifications listed above will enable apprentices to apply to the relevant professional organization.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
City and Guilds 0844 543 0000
NOCN 0300 999 1177
DSW Consulting 01302 760 008
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.