Professional Diploma in Capital Markets and Investment

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Professional / Short Course
12 Weeks x 1 Evening (6pm-8pm)
Validated by
Griffith College
Part-Time / Online
Dublin Main Campus
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Course Overview

Gain insight to how markets function, operate, and how risk can be managed.

This course is validated by Griffith College. This course focuses on the development of professional skills and does not sit on the national framework.

Why Study Capital Markets & Investment at Griffith College?

The Professional Diploma in Capital Markets & Investment course is offered part-time over 12 weeks. 

The course provides an overview of capital markets, how they function and the different products and financial instruments that are available to structure a portfolio. As a trader or an investor, it is vital to be able to assess investment opportunities and interpret financial data. Building a process to assess the various options available also requires an appreciation of the psychology, tax and financial planning and risk management involved.

Intake Dates

  • Dublin - Part-Time - October 2024
  • Dublin - Online - October 2024
  • Dublin - Part-Time - February 2025
  • Dublin - Online - February 2025

What Our Students Say

'I recently completed a professional diploma in capital markets & investments with Griffith College. From the outset they have been professional and proactive in helping me achieve a dream I’ve had for many years. I’ve enjoyed working with the staff at Griffith College. Thanks to them for their support and patience. I would highly recommend that anyone who wishes to achieve some college life experience put their faith in Griffith College. They can do it! A special thanks to my tutor, Paul Merrigan.'
Tony McCarthy
Professional Diploma in Capital Markets and Investment

Course Details

Course Content:

  • Introduction to Capital Markets and Investment
  • Identification of Your Trading and Investment Strategy
  • Equities and Fundamental Analysis
  • Bonds and the Role of Interest Rates
  • Foreign Exchange and Commodities
  • Alternative Investments and Structured Products
  • Portfolio Management and Evaluation
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Investment Vehicles
  • Private Equity Investment
  • Tax
  • Compliance and Regulation

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


This part-time evening course will run one evening per week from 6 pm to 8 pm over 12 weeks; see the course dates outlined below.​


On-Campus  - Classes will commence on Monday, 21st October 2024.

Year 2024 - 2025

  • Oct: 21
  • Nov: 04, 11, 18, 25
  • Dec: 02, 09, 16
  • Jan: 06, 13, 20, 27


Online Delivery - Classes will commence live online using Zoom on Thursday 31st October 2024.

Year 2024 - 2025

  • Oct: 31
  • Nov: 07, 14, 21, 28
  • Dec: 05, 12, 19
  • Jan: 09, 16, 23, 30


Contact [email protected] for further information.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Mature Students

Direct Entry - If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form. 

Under 23 Years

Minimum of 2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include Maths and a language (English, Irish or another language) in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award


FETAC Level 5 Full Award with 3 Distinctions

It is recommended that applicants have a good understanding of both written and spoken English.

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College 


Please note that not all study modes may be offered at all times; for confirmation, refer to the Intake dates on the Overview tab.

Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 1,490.00

Early Booking Discount: Pay a €250 deposit before 30th June and receive a 10% discount. 


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