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CFA Level 1

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“I would never have done it without them. They're interested in every student and know each one by name. Willing to go the extra mile to ensure understanding and keep you motivated. Highly, highly, highly recommend.” - Delia Adams

“I managed to get an overall result above the 90th percentile of all candidates. I cannot imagine attempting the CFA Program without the help of FTS!” - Willem le Roux


COURSE TOPICS

FTS will work with you though each one of the 360+ learning outcomes required by the CFA Institute, covering:

  • ethics
  • quantitative methods
  • economics
  • financial reporting & analysis
  • corporate finance
  • equity
  • fixed income
  • derivatives
  • alternative investments
  • portfolio management

LEARNING OPTIONS

Offered online and in-person.

Online classes are designed to cater for distance learning. The classes consist of 75 hours of training, are archived in your online account, and can be accessed at any time.

In-person classes consists of 16 lectures of 4 hours each, providing a total of 64 hours of interactive training. The venue is Killarney Country Club, 60 5th Street, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg.

Everyone will receive: 

  • Schweser Masterclass OnDemand Classes, which guide you through the entire CFA Program curriculum. The classes are pre-recorded and archived in your online account, and can be accessed at any time.
  • Schweser Masterclass Workbooks, a 2-volume set of workbooks containing the class content presented at the in-person and online classes. The workbooks contain concise but thorough coverage of the CFA Program curriculum, examples, and practice questions to guide you through the lectures.
  • FTS’s own material covering areas that are pre-requisite for the 2024 exams. These areas are not part of Kaplan Schweser’s offerings, but are essential for candidates to know.

Those who supplement the course with the Schweser Essential Study Package will receive the following extra resources. Each is described more fully in the downloadable PDF near the bottom of this page, below the testimonials.

  • SchweserNotesTM (physical books and ebooks)
  • Module Videos
  • SchweserProTM QBank
  • CFA Institute Question Review Videos
  • CFA Mock Exams 1-4
  • Checkpoint exams
  • Schweser’s QuickSheetTM 
  • InstructorLink
  • Kaplan Schweser community 
  • Schweser’s PassProtectionTM

COSTS PER OPTION

  • Online classes, incl. Schweser Masterclass + Package: R14,375 incl. VAT
  • Online class, incl. Schweser Masterclass: R9,775 incl. VAT
  • Weekly in-person classes, incl. Schweser Masterclass + Package R18,975 incl. VAT
  • Weekly in-person class, incl. Schweser Masterclass: R14,375 incl. VAT

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH FTS

FTS’s packages for 2024 all include Kaplan Schweser’s outstanding material. By working with FTS rather than purchasing directly through Kaplan Schweser, you will enjoy major benefits.

Firstly, FTS provides candidates with more than they would receive by buying directly from Kaplan Schweser, because FTS also includes training on prerequisite material, and offers its own extensive replies to any questions from candidates. The CFA instructor at FTS, Tim Davies, is highly responsive and available to assist via Zoom, phone, or email.

Secondly, FTS is very competitively priced, after shipping costs and customs duty are taken into account.

Flexible payment options are available by arrangement. Please contact Skillfully for further information.

Prices do not include CFA Institute registration and exam fees. You'll need to register on the CFA Institute website (www.cfainstitute.org), and pay registration and exam fees to the Institute.

For a more detailed course overview on all three level courses click “download more info” at the bottom right corner of this page. 

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Level 1 - Online, incl. Schweser Masterclass + Package
  • Hours of instruction: 75
  • Note: Includes Schweser Masterclass OnDemand Classes, Schweser Masterclass Workbooks, and the full Schweser Essential Study Package, as outlined above.
  • Course fee: R14,375 incl. VAT. Best price guaranteed
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Level 1 - Online, incl. Schweser Masterclass
  • Hours of instruction: 75
  • Note: Includes Schweser Masterclass OnDemand Classes and Schweser Masterclass Workbooks. Does not include the Schweser Essential Study Package.
  • Course fee: R9,775 incl. VAT. Best price guaranteed
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04 Apr 2024 - 18 Jul 2024
Level 1 - In person, incl. Schweser Masterclass + Package
  • Start date: 04 Apr 2024
  • End date: 18 Jul 2024
  • Hours of instruction: 64
  • Timing information: Thursdays, 17h00-21h00.
  • City: Johannesburg
  • Address: Killarney Country Club, 60 5th Street, Houghton Estate
  • Note: This option includes Schweser Masterclass OnDemand Classes, Schweser Masterclass Workbooks, and the full Schweser Essential Study Package, as outlined above.
  • Course fee: R18,975 incl. VAT. Best price guaranteed
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04 Apr 2024 - 18 Jul 2024
Level 1 - In person, incl. Schweser Masterclass
  • Start date: 04 Apr 2024
  • End date: 18 Jul 2024
  • Hours of instruction: 64
  • Timing information: Thursdays, 17h00-21h00.
  • City: Johannesburg
  • Address: Killarney Country Club, 60 5th Street, Houghton Estate
  • Note: This option includes Schweser Masterclass OnDemand Classes and Schweser Masterclass Workbooks. It does not include the Schweser Essential Study Package.
  • Course fee: R14,375 incl. VAT. Best price guaranteed
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FTS is the best decision I ever made. They made huge efforts in their lectures and additional materials. I would never have done it without them. They're interested in every student and know each one by name. Willing to go the extra mile to ensure understanding and keep you motivated. Highly, highly, highly recommend.

- Delia Adams


Tim, Jaco and the rest of the team at Financial Training Solutions are phenomenal, and truly go the extra mile to help candidates succeed. Extremely well-organised classes and notes provide the much-needed edge to fully grasp the CFA curriculum. The team is professional and super quick to respond to any queries.

- Nicole Abrunhosa


I am very pleased to let you know that with the guidance and help from the team at Financial Training Solutions, I managed to get an overall result above the 90th percentile of all candidates. I cannot imagine attempting the CFA Program without the help of FTS, and would recommend FTS to any person wishing to make the most of the opportunity to attempt the Level 1 CFA Program exam! I am very grateful for your help and look forward to seeing you in Level 2!

- Willem (Wim) le Roux


I passed the CFA Level 1 exam, will see you for Level 2. I couldn’t have done it without FTS.

- Benedatta Kalu


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