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Short course in Personal Financial Skills - E-learning

Interests: Finance


As part of its journey to become a fundamentally different, disruptive and digitally led bank; Absa Group Limited (Absa), has taken the business decision to become even more of an active force for good in society. As part of the implementation of this new strategy, Absa together with Foundation for Professional Development as its training partner offers Consumer Education.

Absa is committed to uplifting and empowering youth and communities through their Consumer Education Programme by offering this sponsored course on Financial Literacy to you.

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Who Should Enrol

This course is open to students from grade 10 and anyone earning less than R20 000 per month.

Course Design

Offered as an easy online e-learning programme structured in short modules that can be done in your own time.

Included are presentations, videos, activities, quizzes and reflecting exercises. The outputs of some activities will give you the tools to manage your personal finances

Approximately 10-14 hours is required to complete all the modules.

Exit Level Outcomes

On completing this course, a learner will be able to:

  • Create a personal budget and demonstrate the ability to manage a personal budget.
  • Evaluate their financial position including recognizing the signs of financial distress.
  • Interpret how credit and debit orders work and explain how to manage them.
  • Identify how to navigate an increasingly complex financial world.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of long-term financial planning and wellbeing.
  • Develop an investment plan.

Course Content

These modules have been developed by financial literacy teachers and experienced financial experts./p>

The modules covered in the course are:

  • What is a budget and why you need one?
  • Creating a budget
  • Understanding your financial position
  • Signs of financial distress
  • How credit can help you
  • Debit orders
  • Credit rights and responsibilities
  • Banking scams
  • Knowing your consumers rights
  • Financial well-being
  • Tax
  • Insurance
  • Estate Planning
  • Investment Planning


Self-assessments are done as well as interactive quizzes to build your financial knowledge.


The maximum period for completion is 1 month.


Foundation for Professional Development will award successful participants with a certificate of completion for this course.

When Can You Enrol

Delegates can enrol for this course immediately

Course Fee

No fee – this course is fully accessible to all South Africans from Grade 10 -up.