CLT International Certificate in Fund Administration

Professional Qualification


The Certificate in Fund Administration provides a practical introduction to the areas of fund structures and strategies, accounting and valuation, taxation, and regulation for those working in fund administration or support.

Designed for those who are relatively new to the industry or more experienced practitioners who want to refresh their core knowledge, the course will:

  • provide you with strong base knowledge of the fund industry
  • improve your confidence and performance in your role
  • enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills through a certificated qualification
  • provide you with the opportunity to build upon your knowledge and skills by progressing on to one of our higher-level courses
  • enable you to demonstrate your commitment to a career in the fund industry

The Certificate is subject to the rigorous quality assurance procedures of Alliance Manchester Business School (a school of the University of Manchester).

Suitable For

The Certificate is open entry and is suitable for those working in, or embarking on a career in, fund administration, back office support or fund operations. Applicants should have a good standard of literacy and be aware that the programme is delivered in English. We would also recommend that those with more experience complete the Certificate prior to embarking on the Advanced Certificate or Diploma as these qualifications will build upon the content covered in the Certificate.

Always Available
3 months
Jersey   Guernsey  

CLT International Certificate in Fund Administration

Date: Always Available
Cost: £575 (+ UK VAT, if applicable)


Module 1 – The Fund Industry

Module 2 – Fund Structures

Module 3 – Fund Strategies

Module 4 – Fund Accounting and Fund Valuations

Module 5 – Taxation

Module 6 – Regulation

Delivery and Assessment

The Certificate is delivered entirely online using a combination of e-learning, podcasts, video and text.

Assessment is via a 90 minute online multiple-choice question examination; you may enrol onto this course and sit the assessment at any time.

You will have 12 months' access to the online course, however, we recommend that you allow three months to complete the course, studying for approximately six hours each week.

Applicable worldwide.

Optional Extra (CPD): Specialist Jurisdictional Modules

After completion of the Certificate, you may be interested in studying one of our Specialist Jurisdictional Modules. Each module will focus on the regulatory landscape in a particular jurisdiction, enabling you to demonstrate a more detailed understanding of the local fund environment.

The first Specialist Jurisdictional Modules to be launched in 2019 will be:

  • Jersey
  • Guernsey
  • Cayman

Each Specialist Module will be delivered online and will cost £145.00 (plus UK VAT at 20% (if applicable)).

To purchase the Module without enrolment on the Certificate or Advanced Certificate in Fund Administration, the fee is £245.00 (+ UK VAT, if applicable) - visit Funds: CPD Library.

Contact CLT International

Details of distance learning courses, face‑to‑face tuition and examinations can be obtained from:

Tel: +44 (0)121 362 7733
Fax: +44 (0)121 362 7510
Post: CLT International
Wrens Court
52-54 Victoria Road
Sutton Coldfield
B72 1SX

How To Apply

Download an application form from the CLT International website (