Frequently Asked Questions

The following are the most frequently asked questions that we receive regarding our training and courses?

Does AFM offer qualifications?

Yes. AFM offers qualification courses registered on the National Qualifications Framework Levels 5 - 6. Refer to the qualifications section of this website for more detail.

Does AFM offer skills programmes?

No, but AFM offers a wide range of non unit standard-based (in other words, not registered with the South African Qualification Authority) workshops. 

What about customised courses?

AFM does offer non unit standard-based (in other words, not registered with the South African Qualification Authority) customised courses, skills programmes and workshops tailored to suit the needs of the client. Give us a call for more information. You can find our number on the contact details section of this website.

Does AFM have any Seta accreditations?

Yes. AFM is accredited by the BankSeta. Our accreditation number is 557 022. You can visit the BankSeta website on

What about international comparison?

AFM's material is outcomes-basesd and is comparable to international standards. Various training courses. Various AFM courses are used as preparation for international qualifications such as the CFA. AFM has also run successful training courses internationally.

Are AFM's courses known and accepted in the financial industry?

Yes. AFM has provided solutions to many of the major financial services companies in South Africa and is well known for providing quality and reliable training. You can see a list of some of our corporate clientele by clicking the link.

What format does the training take?

Training takes the format of face to face lectures, usually one day each, during which the candidates are exposed to financial media, discussions and simulations. Our training also includes simulated share trading, practical case studies and assignments and interactive group discussions.

What is the duration and cost of the course?

Qualifications normally run for one year. Skills programmes may differ in their duration. Refer to the timetable and costs section of this website for more information.

What career paths can I enter once completing a course in financial markets?

We find that our students tend to enter (or work in) the following fields:

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