Understand the role of a financial adviser when it comes to their clients' financial futures, and assist them with preparing for risks such as sickness or accidents. This course will introduce you to the career of a financial adviser, including the client and adviser relationship, the financial planning process and investment fundamentals, and could spur you onto further study in this field.
Disclaimer: This course is not for the providing of financial advice and is offered for educational purposes only.
What will I learn?
What is involved in working as a financial adviser, including:
Important personal attributes of a professional financial adviser
The key elements of the relationship between a financial adviser and client, including:
How to build rapport with clients
Effective communication skills
Record keeping and confidentiality
A six-step financial planning process, including:
Collecting client data
Carrying out research and analysis
Creating a financial plan
Implementing and reviewing the plan
The principles of investment, including:
Making investment decisions
This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments.
If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.
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MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.