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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I attend the programme?

The QDC is a practitioner-orientated professional certificate that will enhance the short-term and long-term career prospects of anyone seeking a career or working in quantitative finance.

When will the QDC commence?

Next start date is Thursday 25th April 2024.

How long is the course?

The examined part of the course takes place over 6 months, with the examination and project taking place at the end of the course.

What is the fee & early bird structure?

There is a 20% discount until 2nd February 2024, a 15% discount until 8th March 2024 and a 10% discount until 12th April 2024. There is also a volume discount available. Refer to the registration form in the brochure for full fee information, and you can also register online.

Who should attend the QDC?

This course has been designed to empower individuals who work in or are seeking a career in quantitative finance.

Can I defer my Quantitative Developer educational learning?

At any stage during the QDC you may defer your education until the next cohort (one deferral is permitted). The QDC cohorts run twice per annum: January & June.

Where do I attend the course?

The course will take place globally online with weekly lectures on Thursday taking approximately 2 hours.

When is the final examination date?

Thursday 17th October 2024

Global Timings:

  • UK: 6.00pm
  • UAE: 9.00pm
  • CET: 7.00pm
  • S. Africa: 7.00pm
  • India: 10.30pm
  • EST: 1.00pm
  • Brazil: 2.00pm

How do I access the live global streaming lectures?

The live streaming will be available on Cisco Webex, you will be sent weekly login access details.

What happens if I fail the QDC?

You will have one chance to retake the final examination.

What happens if I miss a lecture week?

All the lectures are filmed and recordings are available for you on the QDC Student Portal for the duration of the course.

Can I stagger my QDC payments?

Yes the QDC offers flexible payment options where candidates can pay for the course by instalments.

Option 1:

  • Pay in full

Option 2:

  • Full course: Pay 50% on registration and 50% in week 12

Option 3:

  • Full course: Pay ¬£1000 on registration, 50% of remaining balance at week 11 and the final 50% in week 21

What happens if I am unable to complete the course in six months?

It is possible for students to defer completion of the QDC to the next cohort at no extra charge.

  • Discount Structure
  • Super early bird discount
    20% until 2nd February 2024

  • Early bird discount
    15% until 8th March 2024

  • Early bird discount
    10% until 12th April 2024

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