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The need for a learnership in financial markets

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In the 2008/2009 strategic planning session Fasset's board provisionally allocated an amount for the development of such a learnership but requested an objective research report on the need for the learnership before the money would be made available. The research aimed to answer the following questions: Is there (still) a need for a structured learning programme such as a learnership in the financial markets? If so, is a learnership the type of programme that will render the optimum results or are there other options that need to be considered? What is the potential uptake of such a learnership (or other learning programme)? At which NQF level should the learning programme be pitched? Which qualification is most suitable? How should the learning programme be structured and how should it tie in with existing programmes and examinations - for example the Registered Persons Examinations (RPEs) of the JSE? How should the learnership model be structured in terms of the roles of the professional bodies? The research also aimed to identify possible pitfalls and factors that may influence the successful implementation of a learnership.

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