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The Higher Diploma in Financial Services Technologies is a one-year taught course in technologies which are central to the financial services sector. The course was developed in collaboration with a number of key employers from the financial services industry and also incorporates a work placement.
The Higher Diploma is essentially designed as a conversion course from other disciplines into Financial Services Technologies. The course develops a very employable skill set in mainframe business systems and quality testing for the financial services sector with a strong emphasis on systems development using the business language COBOL.
The course also adds complementary skills in client server business systems development, including databasedriven and mobile platforms. Graduates from the course are strongly targeted to become best-of-class software developers and testers with an understanding of financial services core business processes and technologies. Graduates will also be equipped with the professional skills required to become future technology leaders.
Strongly aligned with industry job requirements regionally and nationally
Skill set transferable to the wider computing and general financial services sectors regionally and nationally
Blended/ flexible mode of delivery
Full access to IBM Mainframe services
Personal and supportive approach to teaching and learning
Non-degree holders with relevant experience may be eligible to apply