Why take the Certificate in Finance and Technology Program?

As a technology professional working in financial services, you know how quickly the markets move and technology changes. It’s hard enough to stay on top of technological developments, without having to understand the complexities of the financial products. That’s where we come in.

The Certificate in Finance and Technology (CFT) is a unique pioneering qualification designed by expert industry practitioners to give technology professionals from investment banks, insurance companies and asset managers, a better understanding of the business they support. Using cutting edge methodologies, we’ll help you acquire the knowledge and skills you need to innovate and lead in your industry. The CFT helps you:

  • Develop a strong foundation
    The CFT covers the fundamentals of finance and technology to ensure you thoroughly understand the banking process, how technology assists, the deeper company perspective, the wider industry movements and your role within these.
  • Be empowered to innovate
    CFT tutors are themselves leaders in their fields and share their insights and experiences to help you to make confident, intelligent decisions based on what’s happening in the industry right now and not theoretical knowledge. You will be able to create solutions that are more dynamic and relevant.
  • Show firms you mean business
    The commitment and study time required to gain the CFT qualification shows people in the industry that you are serious about your career.
  • Fast track your career progression
    The knowledge and skills you gain on the CFT program will help you accelerate to positions of increased responsibility and leadership.

CFT in Detail

The CFT program is a high-quality comprehensive course designed for flexible learning. It is divided into three levels. You are required to study and pass each level in succession in order to gain your certification. For a more details explanation of these topics, click here.

  • Level I
    Module 1: The financial services industry
    Module 2: Debt
    Module 3: Equity
    Module 4: Project management
    Module 5: Business analysis
    Module 6: Software engineering
  • Level II
    Module 1: Derivatives
    Module 2: Foreign exchange
    Module 3: Alternative investments
    Module 4: Payments and cryptocurrency
    Module 5: System architecture
    Module 6: UX design
  • Level III
    Module 1: Asset management
    Module 2: Risk and capital
    Module 3: Data science
    Module 4: Enterprise security
    Module 5: Cloud computing
    Module 6: Programming languages
  • Fees: $1,985 (£1,325) includes all course materials and Level 1 examination. You will gain access to:
    – The most comprehensive learning material in financial technology
    – One of the world’s most advanced learning platforms
    – On-demand video tutorials
    – Mock exams and sample questions
    – On-line examinations
    – Online help desk

Exam dates

  • 16th September 2019
  • 16th March 2020
The exams can be taken online anywhere in the world.


Once you enrol, you will have access to your learning portal where you can choose your exam location from the above.

All prices are excluding relevant VAT or sales tax