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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

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Organisation Phone Number Email
City and Guilds 0844 543 0000