CPD Introduction to Crypto Currencies as an Investment Class 21_22


COB Category: Investments | Forex Investments

Accreditation valid until: October 8, 2022

CPD Points allocated:  1.5 hours | points on completion and pass of assessment

FPI approval number: EVT-20210928-0034

Course overview: This course is an introduction to Cryptocurrency (or Crypto Currency) as an investment class. It will address the nature, fees and general risks associated with such investments, with a specific focus on identifying appropriate clients, or group of clients, to this alternative intangible investment class.

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Time allotted for course

The course consists of 4 topics and includes a compulsory electronic assessment. The time allotted for each aspect is as follows:

Topic number Title Word count Level Time allotted
Topic 1 Understanding Cryptocurrencies 5 957 Intermediate 50 minutes
Topic 2 General risks associated Cryptocurrency 994 Intermediate 10 minutes
Topic 3 Cryptocurrencies: fees & costs 1 084 Intermediate 10 minutes
Topic 4 Identifying appropriate Cryptocurrency Investments 2 651 Intermediate 20 minutes


    Total time 1.5 hours


Assessment and certification

After completion of the workshop, the learner is expected to complete an electronic assessment on the learning management platform.

  • Form of assessment: Multiple Choice Questions
  • Number of questions: 10 questions
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Competency mark: 65%

Upon obtaining a competency mark of 65%, the learner will receive a Certificate of Completion, accredited with the Quality Council, and registered on the National Qualifications Framework. [INSETA Provider Nr: 130228.] You are allowed to retake the assessment up to three times. Should you not achieve the competency mark within these three attempts, you must retake the course.