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Financial Technologies (FinTech) (Level 5 Higher Level Apprenticeship)


Course Overview

Fintech is an emerging industry within the economies of the UK and Ireland. It integrates financial services and technology to improve the user’s experience. The FinTech sector provides professional employment and globally recognised skills. This programme enables potential or existing employees to undertake a Foundation Degree qualification validated by Ulster University in 2.5 years of part time study. The course combined computing and business modules focusing on their application to the financial services industry. It is delivered as a day release programme one day each week with the other 4 days working with a Northern Irish employer. Employees also benefit from formal workplace and academic mentoring. This course is open to career-changers, school-leavers, recent graduates and mature learners in Northern Ireland, exploring a career in accounting through applied learning. It is also open to current employees with a Northern Ireland based company, moving into a new job role and who wish to upskill.
  • Start Date
    2 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2.5 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Ulster University Level 5 Higher Level Apprenticeship Financial Technologies (FinTech)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024

You may be eligible for funding on this course *

If you are an employer or employee of a NI based company

If you are an individual based in NI that needs to upskill

* Terms and Conditions apply

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Awarding Body
Ulster University logo

Course Modules

  • Programming 1
  • Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
  • Database Systems
  • Business Analysis 1
  • Work-based Learning 1
  • Programming 2
  • Financial Mathematics and Statistics
  • Financial Modelling
  • Business Analysis 2
  • Work-based Learning 2
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Behavioural Sciences
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

64 UCAS Tariff Points plus a minimum Grade C in GCSE Mathematics and Grade C in English, or equivalent. Prior Learning may provide an entry route for applicants who do not meet any of the above criteria, contact admission for additional information

ROI Requirements

64 UCAS Points plus a Grade O4 in Maths and Grade 04 in English. Prior Learning may provide an entry route for applicants who do not meet any of the above criteria, contact admission for additional information

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required
Attendance at Information Session

Work Placement

You will be employed within a company relevant to your chosen career to gain valuable industry experience. You can be an existing employee upskilling and moving to a new job role or a newly recruited employee taking up a permanent contract of employment.

What's Next?

Further Study

Graduates can use their qualification to progress to the BSc(Hons) at Ulster and achieve the full qualification in 2 years full time study.

Career Prospects

This course provides a pathway to a career Financial Technologies.


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    I progressed from NWRC directly into final year of a degree programme at Glasgow School of Art, along with my twin sister.
    Tipsudar Cochrane
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    The support I received from my lecturers at NWRC was incredible. They always pushed me to my full potential and gave me the confidence to open my own beauty salon.
    Vanessa Canning (Hair & Beauty)
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