Certificate in Offshore Administration (COA)

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Certificate in Offshore Administration (COA)

Who is this course for?

The Certificate in Offshore Administration (COA) is aimed at administrators in the Finance Industry and people looking to join the sector.  It provides a broad introduction to the sector, its regulations and services, and develops the essential knowledge and skills required by those in administrative roles.

Jersey is a premier International Offshore Centre offering world class expertise.  The COA is designed to be relevant to Jersey’s financial sector and is supported by local professionals who are leaders in their field.

Highlands College Certificate in Offshore Administration is relevant for Category C trust company business employees. It is a “Table 5” qualification.

Completion of the COA will provide students with a firm foundation to progress to Diploma level (ICSA and STEP) and degree level.

 

 

What are the entry requirements for the course?

The programme is open to anyone with an interest in finance. 

To pass the programme you will need to successfully complete four modules within 3 years.

 

How long is this course?

The programme is part-time, one weekday evening session per week (18:00 – 20:30) and one Saturday revision day (09:00 – 15:00).  Each module runs for one term (normally 10 weeks) over 3 terms in an academic year.

Autumn Term 2081 dates:

Regulations and Compliance – Start date Wednesday 22 August 2018.

Trust and Company Administration – Start date Thursday 23 August 2018.

Spring Term 2019 dates:

Offshore Finance Industry – Start date Wednesday 9 January 2019

Investment and Fund Administration – Start date Tuesday 8 January 2019

 

To register your interest in any module please email hp@highlands.ac.uk.


 

What will I study on this course?

Four compulsory modules:

  • Trust and Company Administration
  • Regulations and Compliance
  • Offshore Finance Industry
  • Investment and Fund Administration

 

What Qualification will I gain?

On completion of the programme students will receive a completer’s Certificate recognised by Jersey Financial Services Commission as a Table 5 Qualification under the Trust Company Business Codes of Practice. 

On completion of the full qualification students are usually exempt from the ICSA Certificate and STEP Foundation Certificate enabling direct access onto Diploma Level (this needs to be checked with ICSA and STEP at the time of completion).

 

How is the course assessed?

All modules are assessed through an end of module examination, lasting two hours. 

 

What does this course lead on to?

The COA continues to be recognised as the benchmark standard within the Jersey Offshore Finance Sector. 

 

How much will it cost?

2018 – Full cost per module £500.00 – Registered ISE (GST) exempt companies £476.49.

2019 – Full cost per module £512.00 – Registered ISE (GST) exempt companies £487.90

Exam resit cost per module £70.00.

 

How can I find out more?

For further information please contact 608708 or email hp@highlands.ac.uk.

 

 

 

 

 
 

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