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.

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-based 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?

We offer three different formats of training, based on the requirements of the client.

  1. Face to face
  2. Live virtual classroom
  3. Self-study

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:

  • Wealth Management consultants and relationship managers
  • Certified Financial Planners (CFPs), brokers, broker consultants and business development managers
  • Private, personal and business bankers and transactional bankers
  • Internal and external Audit
  • Risk Managers
  • Asset and portfolio Managers
  • Finance and accounting staff
  • Structured and Corporate Finance
  • Legal consultants
  • Individual investors
  • Treasury staff (Front, middle and back-office)
  • IT staff involved in financial institutions

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