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Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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NSAFS endorsement

The National Skills Academy for Financial Services is pleased to endorse this Foundation Degree, believing it to enhance and develop skills much needed by the industry at large.

The Open University has developed a Foundation Degree for the financial services industry which offers a realistic work-based pathway into higher education for non-graduates. Available across the UK, the degree features the OU's established, successful supported distance-learning method and provides flexibility of study through a modular design. It recognises existing professional qualifications and can incorporate these as well as content specifically developed by employers. This Foundation Degree is also available through some of our NSAFS network of training providers.

The National Skills Academy for Financial Services

Our Foundation Degree in Financial Services is a great opportunity for you to give your career a real boost, whether you already work in the industry or are looking to join. The Foundation Degree in Financial Services is a nationally recognised qualification that is directly relevant to your work performance and career progression. This qualification is also available as a Dip HE in Scotland.

The OU Foundation Degree in Financial Services is the preferred Foundation Degree of the National Skills Academy for Financial Services (NSAFS), the leading body in England for the development and delivery of high-quality education, skills and training solutions for the financial services sector.

A guide for employees and employers

This website explains everything employees and employers need to know about the Foundation Degree in Financial Services at The Open University: what the programme involves, how you'll both benefit and how to register.

For employees

For employers

Contact points and how to register