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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Level 2 Certificate in Financial Education (CeFE), Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) and Level 3 Diploma in Financial Education (DipFS) qualifications are included in Performance Tables across the UK and CeFE is counted towards Progress 8. Our Level 2 Certificate in Personal Finance (CPF2/CPF5) is included in Performance Tables in Wales and Scotland.

All of our Financial Capability qualifications are approved by Ofqual, SQA, Qualification Wales and CCEA.

Costs that are involved with the delivery of our qualifications include the registration of students, resit examination and any post-result actions (e.g. Script Requests, Result Enquiries). These can be found here. There are no costs to becoming an Approved Centre.

Payments are due at the end of the calendar month.

Our Financial Capability qualifications are all fully funded as part of Section 96.

A Customer Relationship Manager (or CRM) is a dedicated member of our Financial Capability team who is able to provide support in qualification delivery at your centre.

To register interest with your local CRM, email:

Our Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) and Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS) are Applied General qualifications that attract the full UCAS tariff and are equivalent to AS and A2 qualifications. Our Level 2 Certificate in Financial Education (CeFE) is the equivalent of a GCSE.

If you'd like to talk to someone on the Financial Capability team about the ifs e-test software, call us on +44 (0)12 2782 8234 or via email:

To register as an Approved Centre, you will need to complete the following forms:

Once completed, please email both forms to

Once you've received approval to deliver our qualifications, a member of examinations staff at your centre will be able to register students. This is done using the 'Bulk register students with The London Institute of Banking & Finance' link on your MyLIBF account.

Please note, it will take up to 5 working days to process and confirm your registrations.

Once students are registered on to a qualification, your centre will gain access to our learning materials via our online platform, MyLIBF. The learning materials can be accesed by your teaching staff and registered students.

We are unable to deal with queries directly from Financial Capability students. All communications between Financial Capability students and The London Institute of Banking & Finance must come through the student’s tutors or the centre’s examination staff.