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Ready To Invest?

(SCQF level 6)

Accounting, Education and Humanities

Mode of Study


Start Date

18th Apr 2023, 8 weeks




18:00 - 21:00

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City Campus


£ 80


  • Do you want to know more about shares, bonds and investments? 
  • Would you like to be able to analyse company performance? 

This short course will help participants to apply investment theories and data to given situations by examining the theoretical and practical aspects of investment. 

The course will introduce the use of share capital within companies and examines the types of shares issues, the operation of the stock market and the methods used for trading shares. 

Finally, the unit will look at the use of accounting statements and company information as a means of interpreting current and future share performance.  

PLEASE NOTE: The course is for general interest and will provide a general overview of investment.   There will be no investment advice provided.  You should seek an appointment with an independent financial advisor to discuss your individual circumstances.   This course will provide you with the knowledge to understand investments in a little more detail than ‘the average person’ but will not provide you with the qualifications required to become an investment advisor.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

Numeracy and Communication (at National 5 level) would be advantageous.

Additional selection requirements

You may be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area. This will take place via a video meeting platform such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams. 

What you study

You will learn about the following topics: 

  • Use and types of government and corporate bonds.
  • Understanding costs & yields of purchasing bonds. 
  • Understanding shares, market issues, rights and bonus issues. 
  • Operation of the secondary share market (The London Stock Exchange). 
  • Analysis of shares.
  • Calculating accounting and investment data and ratios.

After the course


Our students have been recognised by Glasgow's International Financial Services District (IFSD) for achieving top marks in their studies. With experience and training, you could become an accounting technician and take on more complex work. 

Continuing Study 

After successful completion of any three of the following courses and a positive tutor reference you can apply to study HNC Financial Services: 

  • Ready to Move On? 
  • Ready to Invest? 
  • Ready for Retirement? 
  • Ready for Business? 
  • Ready to Employ? 

After successful completion of Ready to Employ and Ready for Business as well as one option (below) and a positive tutor reference you can apply to study HNC Accountancy: 

  • Ready to Move On? 
  • Ready to Invest? 
  • Ready for Retirement? 


How the course is taught

The Ready to Invest course is intended to be delivered on-campus in a face-to-face learning environment*.  You will attend City of Glasgow College on a Tuesday evening for 8 weeks from 6-9pm.  

Learners will also be provided with additional learning resources via an online learning platform to practice in their own time. 

*Subject to and operating within Scottish Government Covid-19 operating procedures. 

Assessment methods

This course will be assessed through a mixture of timed assessments, essays and portfolios of work in an open book environment.  The assessment will take place on the completion of the teaching of each unit.

Alternative Dates and Times

Days(s) Time Dates Duration Duration Course
Tuesday 18:00 - 21:00 15th Nov 2022 - 17th Jan 2023 8 weeks 8 weeks View »
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    18th Apr 2023, 8 weeks
  • Day(s):
    18:00 - 21:00
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 80