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Professional qualifications


Whether you’re starting your banking career, or want to take it to the next level, we can help you progress and achieve chartered status.


Advance your career in banking

Are you working, or considering a career, in banking?

Whatever stage you’re at, we have a qualification to help you take the next step, whether you’re interested in:

  • retail banking
  • business and commercial banking
  • risk
  • digital banking, or
  • strategic management. 

From foundation to advanced level, all our banking qualifications use online distance learning, so that you can fit your study around your work and commitments. And because we’ve developed our training with the industry, you’ll learn practical skills as well as academic understanding.

You can do any of our banking qualifications as a one-off, or you can you combine them to create your own pathway to chartered status.

It's the modern day ACIB, once the must-have for anyone in banking, which was established by our predecessor organisation – the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Stage 1: Professional Diploma in Banking & Finance (PDipB&F)

Can be completed in 16 months and requires to you to complete three of our professional qualifications including the Level 5 Professionalism, Conduct and Ethics (5PCE) qualification. This will build your understanding of FCA rules and regulation as well as how ethical issues affect decision-making in financial services.

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