CFA Institute

16-Week Live Class      2020 ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN!

(For Levels I and III select from the CFA® Program 16 Week Courses menu above)


CFA® Program Overview

The CFA Program, administered by CFA Institute, sets the global standard for investment industry knowledge and ethical behaviour. CFA Institute determines the curriculum, administers the exam, and awards the charter. Known as the “gold standard” amongst financial industry professionals, the CFA charter is recognized as a significant benchmark within the financial community. A quote from The Financial Times reads: “Among the countless finance degrees around the world, the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification has become the gold standard.” The CFA Institute describes its program as a “globally recognised, graduate level curriculum that links theory and practice with real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills.” The program focuses on portfolio management, asset valuation, financial reporting and corporate finance.

The CFA Program consists of a series of three examinations (Levels I, II, and III) that are offered annually in June, with the exception of Level I candidates who also have the option of sitting for the exam in December. Only one level can be written per year.


Kaplan Schweser

Level II CFA® Program: 16-Week Live Course – Johannesburg, South Africa

Financial Training Solutions is proud to partner with Kaplan Schweser! With over 25 years as the proven global leader in CFA Program review, Kaplan Schweser is uniquely qualified to show you the way. Kaplan Schweser has constructed the most effective and comprehensive study packages in the industry and has helped hundreds of thousands of candidates prepare for CFA Program exams. Financial Training Solutions and Kaplan Schweser are members of the CFA Institute Approved Prep Provider Program.

With Kaplan Schweser’s weekly classes (totaling 72 hours), you will be guided through the entire CFA Program curriculum with an expert instructor. The classes will take you through all the important topics and drive the key concepts home to help you retain vital information. Structured, focused, motivated… this traditional in-class experience can help you pass the CFA Program exam – The First Time!

Lecture Details
Thursdays, 30 January – 23 April 2020 (please see schedule below)
5:00pm – 9:00pm

The Wanderers Club
21 North Street (corner Rudd Road)

Your success on the CFA Program exam depends on quality instruction…and Schweser’s classes are presented by the best of the best in the business. Our Live Weekly Class instructors are CFA charterholders with years of experience teaching CFA Program courses. Tim Davies, CFA, is a co-founder and a partner of Financial Training Solutions in Johannesburg, where he conducts financial market training courses. Apart from academia, he has experience in banking, stockbroking and portfolio management with leading global financial institutions.


2020 Johannesburg Weekly Schedule, January – May class – Level II

1 30 Jan Quantitative Methods 2
2 3 Feb Quantitative Methods 2, 3
3 6 Feb Economics 4
4 13 Feb Financial Reporting and Analysis 5
5 20 Feb Financial Reporting and Analysis 5
6 24 Feb Financial Reporting and Analysis 5, 6
7 27 Feb Financial Reporting and Analysis /
Corporate Finance
8 5 Mar Corporate Finance 7, 8
9 12 Mar Fixed Income 12
10 19 Mar Fixed Income 13
11 25 Mar Equity 9, 10
12 30 Mar Equity 10, 11
13 2  Apr Equity 11
14 8 Apr Derivatives 14
15 16 Apr Derivatives 14
16 20 Apr Alternative Investments 15
17 23 Apr Portfolio Management 16, 17


We have 3 training options:

16-week Live Class and
Schweser Essential
Study Package,
including Schweser Videos
16-week Live Class and
Schweser Essential
Study Package
16-week Live Class
and no Schweser
16-week Live Class
Schweser Class Slides
Schweser Video Lectures
SchweserNotes™ (5-volume set)
4 Full-length Practice Exams, Vol 1
4 Full-length Practice Exams, Vol 2
Checkpoint Exams
SchweserPro™ QBank
Schweser’s QuickSheet™
Price excl. VAT: R16 500 R15 200 R8 600
VAT R2 475 R2 280 R1 290
Price incl. VAT: R18 975 R17 480 R9 890

If you are selecting Option 1 or 2, our recommendation is to enrol early so that you can receive your Schweser study material as soon as possible so that you can begin your preparations. The Schweser study material is currently available.

Flexible payment options are available by arrangement. However, full payment secures your place. The prices do not include CFA Institute registration and exam fees. You need to register on the CFA Institute website ( and pay them the registration and exam fees.

To enroll for the course, you need to download the enrolment form below, complete it and email it to us with your proof of payment. The banking details are on the enrolment form. We do currently have space for the course.


Description of Schweser products:

CFA Level II Study Packages

  • Schweser Class Slides
    The Schweser Class Slides contain printouts of all PowerPoint slides presented at the lectures. The Class Slides contain coverage of all Learning Outcome Statements (LOS). LOS and CFA Program text references are included on all slides.
  • Schweser Video Lectures
    The Schweser Video Lectures (totaling over 52 hours) are recorded classes by expert international Schweser instructors covering all the Learning Outcome Statements (LOS) of the curriculum. These are available to view at any time, and are there to cover any sections not covered in class, to reinforce any points covered in class, or if you miss any lectures.
  • SchweserNotes™ (physical books and eBooks)
    This 5-volume set contains complete coverage of all Learning Outcome Statements, exam tips and strategies, end-of-reading concept checkers, end-of-topic self tests and formula sheets.

    • Book 1: Ethical & Professional Standards, Quantitative Methods, and Economics
    • Book 2: Financial Reporting & Analysis and Corporate Finance
    • Book 3: Equity
    • Book 4: Fixed Income and Derivatives
    • Book 5: Alternative Investments and Portfolio Management
  • 4 Full-length Practice Exams, Vol. 1 & 2
    Each exam mimics the length, format, and difficulty of the actual CFA Program Exam, and provides detailed solutions. Each volume contains 4 full-length practice exams.
  • Checkpoint Exams
    Checkpoint Exams assess your knowledge at 1/3 of the way through, 2/3 of the way through, and the end of the study program. These checkpoint questions mimic the difficulty and format of the actual CFA exam.
  • SchweserPro™ QBank
    QBank reinforces your knowledge and understanding of the CFA Program curriculum with a powerful question bank that allows you to review thousands of multiple choice questions, build full-length exams and take practice exams.
  • Schweser’s QuickSheet™
    This foldable, 6-page, laminated document includes key formulas, definitions, and concepts for a quick review of every major topic in the CFA Program curriculum.


Some comments from candidates on our courses:

The quotes below are reproduced with permission. Should you wish to obtain the contact details of any of the candidates below, please let us know, and we will pass them on to you after the candidate gives us the necessary permission.

“I was one of your students last year who wrote and successfully completed Level II of the CFA Program, thanks to your amazing lecturers. I would like to take up the Level III classes this year.”

– Palesa Moletsane

“The team at Financial Training Solutions provided me with guidelines on how to approach my CFA Program studies and based on their advice, I was able to score in the top 10% for CFA level I as well as Level II of the CFA Program exam. Financial Training Solutions provided experts-in-their-field to lecture the Level II CFA Program group for the different topic areas. This gave extra insight into real-life applications of the theory and made understanding and remembering the work so much easier. This made all the difference.”

– Willem (Wim) le Roux

“I passed the Level II CFA Program exam ! Thank you for all your help and guidance! I can’t recommend your courses enough!”

– Arieh Esra

“I just wanted to let you know I passed, and thank you once again for all the words of wisdom, constantly pushing us and ultimately preparing us for the exam. I will definitely be registering for your Level III CFA Program classes.”

– Refilwe Moroka

“Just to let you guys know, I passed the Level II CFA Program exam! I could not do this without you guys and the Kaplan program (and all the lecturers as well!).”

– Carlo Tong

“A BIG thank you to you and the team ☺, studying with you made a huge difference. I’m really grateful for your contribution to my success.”

– Thenjiwe Nkwashu

“Just wanted to let you know that I made it through the Level II of the CFA Program exam! Thanks for all the help. Don’t think it would have been possible without the lectures, slides and exam tips! :-)”

– Patrick Dredge

“Thanks again to you and the team! I passed Level II. Couldn’t do it without you!”

– Delia Adams

“Just wanted to extend my thanks to you and the team for your assistance on preparation for the Level II CFA Program exam. I have passed and will be making use of your services for Level III.”

– Nathaniel Pillay

“I am happy to inform, that thanks to you guys at Financial Training Solutions, I passed my Level II CFA Program exam this year and just registered for CFA Level III!”

– Nerine Gouws

“Thanks for all the help regarding Level II of the CFA Program, helped me pass it at first crack so figured I would continue with the winning recipe…I would like to enrol for Level III.”

– Mini Dumisa

“I passed the Level II CFA Program exam. Thank you very much for the support and for the good product that you offer.”

– Mouton Olivier

“Just wanted to let you know that I passed. Many thanks for all your guidance and assistance in this process.”

– Aveshen Pillay

CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, or warrant the accuracy or quality of the products or services offered by Financial Training Solutions or Kaplan Schweser. CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

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