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Teacher & Exam Officer Information

All the essential information and resources that you need for the delivery of our Financial Capability qualifications.

Find useful Financial Capability documents here.


If your school is interested in becoming an approved centre to deliver our Financial Capability qualifications make sure you read our full Centre Arrangements Policy first.

Then complete and return a Centre Agreement form and a Centre Requirements form. We will process your form (usually within 5 working days of receipt).The named examination officer will be emailed confirming the process is complete.

Find out how to register learners via MyLIBF with the Registration User Guide.

Once you have become an approved centre, you can start registering learners onto the course and for examinations.

To book a multiple choice examination complete and submit the Exam Booking Form, allowing a minimum of three weeks notice.

Students are automatically entered into the Certificate in Financial Studies Level 3 (CeFS) and Diploma in Financial Studies Level 3 (DipFS) examinations if they are eligible. Students who do not sit or fail the first attempt will be automatically entered into the resit.

You can find our MCQ regulations and instructions for paper based examinations.

To apply for reasonable adjustments or access arrangements, your examinations officer must complete the Reasonable Adjustment Request Form at least 6 weeks prior to examinations taking place. 

The following reasonable adjustments can be applied to examinations: supervised rest breaks, scribe or enlarged print, reader, and extra time.

Further information can be found in our Reasonable Adjustments Policy.

Our flexible and secure electronic testing programme has had over 230,000 exams taken on it to date.

  • You can choose exam dates and times that are convenient for you and can decide this at any point during the course of your academic year (qualification-specific deadlines apply).
  • There is no need to securely store papers or return examination scripts to us and there are no registers or paperwork.
  • A bespoke examination experience can be provided to any student requiring adjustments such as extra time, a different background colour, or a different font size.
  • It is completely navigable using either the mouse or keyboard, and is fully compatible with the Windows magnifier tool.
  • Specimen papers are available and you can view question-by-question feedback, helping you to identify any areas of weakness.
  • Examination results are available immediately and will appear on your students' records once they have been uploaded by the Examinations Officer.

If a student has lost or damaged their certificate you can request a replacement via the Certificate Re-issue Form.

Our qualifications can be used against entry to higher education, including awarding the maximum UCAS points available.

UCAS have assigned the Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) as an equivalent tariff to an AS-level and once completed, the Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS) which is equivalent to an A-level. 

They have both been accredited at Level 3 as vocationally-related qualifications.

The distribution of UCAS points is being amended for students applying to university in 2016 and starting their courses in 2017. Both CeFS and DipFS will still attract the maximum UCAS points available although the numbers are different.




Grade 2016 2017    Grade 2016 2017 
A* 70 28    A* 140 56
60 24   120 48
B 50 20   B 100 40
C 40 16   C 80 32
D 30 12   D 60 24
E 20 8   E 40 16

Letters of support have been received from universities such as Canterbury Christ Church UniversityEdge Hill University and the University of Kent.

There are also a number of Higher Education Institutions who have indicated that they will consider CeFS and DipFS alongside other qualifications in terms of UCAS entry requirements.

If you would like to know more contact our team via this form.

To apply to become an examiner for the Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications, read our  Examiner and Assessment Writer Recruitment Criteria and complete the Application Form for authors and examiners.

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