Investment Operations (7418)

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2019

Product code 7418

The level 2, 3 and 4 Investment Operations Apprenticeships are designed for apprentices in looking for a career in specific investment roles. Investment Operations Apprentices will show excellent skills and understanding of their chosen area, as well as the behaviours to deliver strong product and service competence. 

The 3 standards under 7418 are Investment Operations Administrator Level 2 7418-12, Investment Operations Technician Level 3 7418-13 and Investment Operations Level 4 7418-14.

For more information about the Investment Operations Apprenticeships, view our handy factsheets in the ‘documents’ tab under the ‘Additional documents’ tab.

Summary of our offer:

1. Our range of digital teaching and learning resources for Investment Operations Apprenticeships gives you the flexibility to choose the tools you need to support apprentices through their on-programme learning, build their confidence and competence and ensure a quality learning experience in preparation for EPA.
  
2. Our teaching and learning resources for Investment Operations Apprenticeships will give you the tools you need to support apprentices through their on-programme learning, build their confidence and competence and ensure a quality learning experience in preparation for EPA.  

3. We are on the register of end-point assessment organisations for Investment Operations Apprenticeships.  Our high-quality, rigorous end-point assessment (EPA), can be delivered at a convenient time for your apprentice.  Our EPA service includes a suite of guidance documents and preparation tools to get you ready for EPA. 

 

On-programme

Training and development takes place during this part of the apprenticeship which may include a qualification if it is identified as a requirement in the standard. Formative assessment of skills, knowledge and behaviours is required in the delivery of the standard and this will be outlined in the assessment plan. Maths and English are required (level varies according to the standard).

The On-programme for the Investment Operations Technician is Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) – Investment Operations Certificate.  The On-programme for the Investment Operations Specialist is either Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment – Investment Operations Certificate; Certificate in Investment Management; investment Advice Diploma; Managing Operational Risk in Financial Institutions or CFA Institute/CFA UK – Investment Management Certificate.

• Induction learning content: Extensive content including handouts and e-learning modules meets the mandatory requirements for any apprenticeship programme of learning:
• Health and safety
• Safeguarding and Prevent
• Equality and diversity
• British values

• Maths & English: Our Functional Skills qualifications cover the core maths and English requirements for this standard.  Our support package, e-Functional Skills is an online teaching and learning platform that guides learners from an initial diagnostic assessment, through to meeting the requirements for this standard.

End-point assessment

EPA product code:  Investment Operations Administrator Level 2 7418-12, Investment Operations Technician Level 3 7418-13 and Investment Operations Level 3 7418-14.

City & Guilds is open for registrations for the end-point assessment for Investment Operations.

As one of the biggest EPAOs in England, we pride ourselves on our first rate customer service.  Our EPA team is on hand to support you every step of the way, guiding you through gateway and ensuring your apprentice has all the tools they need to prepare for the assessment.   Our assessment and grading is standardised and all our assessors have industry experience and receive on-going training, so you can trust that we will deliver a fair and robust assessment.

 

Assessment events for this standard are:
• Professional Discussion
• Portfolio of Evidence

For further guidance, please refer to our end-point assessment pack. The handbook provides more detail behind the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the standard and the range of content within the standard. The end-point assessment pack includes detailed guidance on grading criteria for the EPA and the evidence you’ll need to produce for knowledge, skills and behaviours at gateway.  You’ll find this in the documents section above.  
 
EPA preparation and gateway guidance for this standard: 
Upon registration for EPA, you will have access to a range of support material for Actuarial Technician to help prepare for end-point assessment.  All the materials can be accessed through SmartScreen on one user-friendly platform. 

• EPA preparation tool: Our platform guides apprentices through online content to help them feel ready for their EPA experience. User-friendly technology takes the apprentice through a series of questions, to suggest material personalised to their apprenticeship standard and their confidence levels.  The content is curated from across the web and covers areas like revision and exam skills, multiple choice test strategies, professional discussion and interview skills. You can watch our short video to learn more.

• Recording forms: supporting you to complete key stages of EPA readiness, we have prepared forms to give you peace of mind and confidence that everything is covered.  These packs include a gateway declaration form that is needed during the booking process and assessment forms, if required, that apprentices might need during assessment.

• LIEPA reports - Investment Technician & Investment Specialist only: Our lead independent end assessors (LIEPAs) produce an annual report with insight into the EPA results and findings across all centres.  These reports can help you refine your apprenticeship delivery to improve success rates. 

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Apprenticeship certification
As well as receiving their Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) apprenticeship certificate, the apprentice will receive a City & Guilds statement of achievement for end-point assessment.

 

How to register

If you’re an existing City & Guilds centre or interested in becoming a centre, make sure you’ve read our EPA manual and guidance. This will explain the process and all our terms and conditions. Our short ‘how-to’ guides and videos are a great start to help you get to grips with what to expect and how to stay on track when booking EPA and preparing apprentices for assessment. You’ll find these resources in our EPA document library.

To use our quality-assured on-programme materials or end-point assessment service there are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need:

1. If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver if you don’t yet have approval for that standard.)

2. Get in touch with directsales@cityandguilds.com. Our team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements.

3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of apprenticeship.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

Interested in delivering this apprenticeship?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form