The South African branded learning startup 42courses and Barclays have partnered up to launch a validated fintech course.
The course is geared towards helping financial service professionals, developers, and businesses how technology is impacting their respective sectors.
42courses was launched last year. The startup takes a new approach on the traditional e-learning model.
42courses introduces gamification techniques and lets users learn through a series of short stories, interesting stories provided by some of the most well-known brands across the world.
Chris Rawlinson, the founder of 42courses, said, “Fintech is affecting us all, from the biggest banks to the people living in some of the remotest parts of the planet. Its growth has been immense, in the UK alone it is now almost double the size of the world’s music industry.”
The course is formed by 42courses and Barclays’ fintech arm called Rise. The course also features industry leaders such as TransferWise, Monzo, The BitCoin Foundation, Barclays’ head of innovation, Miichael Harte, and Rise’s head of innovation, Lubaina Manji.
Some of the chapters include key topics like virtual currencies, payments, alternative loans and financing, insurtech and retail banking, and a glimpse of the future of fintech.
Those who complete the courses successfully will receive an official certification form Barclays itself.