Intro to the course:
This 2 year course is for pupils in S5 it gives students the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to enter a career in Financial Services. The financial services sector remains one of the most important industries in Scotland and the rest of the UK. In 2020, Scotland-based financial and related professional services employed 145,000 people across the nation and generated £13.9bn of local economic output. The UK is widely recognised as a global leader in financial services. Scotland’s vibrant financial sector is an important contributor to this strong economic position, and also benefits from its global reputation.
Scotland is internationally recognised as the most important UK financial centre outside London and the Southeast, with a breadth of services including global custody, asset servicing, banking, investment management, corporate finance, general/ life assurance and pensions. Recent announcements of expansion and investment plans by financial services companies have buoyed prospects for the future, for example Tesco Banking, Barclays, Virgin Money and HSBC all plan to create new jobs in Scotland.