Level 2

CISI Fundamentals of Islamist Banking and Finance


14 weeks


Rush Green Campus


Jan 2022


Adult 19+
Higher Education



Fundamentals of Islamic Banking and Finance is an ideal qualification for those wishing to launch a career in Islamic banking and finance.

You will learn about the professional sector and commonly used financial products, such as shares, bonds and insurance and it will provide you with an understanding of financial terminology.

You will undertake the following modules:

· Islamic Economics and its Worldview

· The Origins, History and Evolution of Islamic Banking and Finance

· Islamic Business Ethics

· Islamic Banking and Finance Features

· Shariah and Fiqh Principles

· Islamic Banking and Finance Infrastructure

There is a one hour multiple-choice examination where candidates have to select the correct answer from four possible alternatives. There are 30 questions in total and the pass mark for the exam is 70%. The exam is delivered on computers at a CISI accredited test centre.

100 hours of study is required for this exam.

No experience or previous qualifications required.

The qualification’s broad introduction to Islamic finance makes it suitable for a wide audience from employees offering sharia compliance products in the financial industry or to school leavers considering a career in finance.

Learners should have a basic understanding of the English language and literacy skills.

The course offers a comprehensive understanding of financial services and its streamlined structure, including a nominal study commitment, appeals to the busy professional.

In addition, firms can easily include the qualification into staff induction programmes.

The CISI offer a range of qualifications and membership opportunities to suit those aspiring to work in the industry, right through to the most experienced professionals. After successfully completing this qualification we can support you throughout your career to help you demonstrate professional excellence. Alternatively, successful candidates can build on this qualification and progress to higher level CISI qualifications.

More information can be found on http://www.cisi.org

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.