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Covid-19 latest information



We  are  monitoring  the  situation  as  it  unfolds  and  following  government  advice.

Current status

University Campus - We are providing regular information and support to all our current and prospective students. 

 


 

Current students

The Lovat Lane Campus is now closed.

All our face-to-face lectures, seminars and assessments are now being delivered online – and we’re still here to support you.  

We will be sending out further information about assessments in due course. Please continue to read emails to keep up to date with the latest information. Thank you for bearing with us. 


Apprentices 

Here's the latest information for apprentices studying with us.

                Teaching

  •  We are continuing to deliver our academic programmes in line with the scheduled timetable, and all course materials are online. 
  • Unfortunately any face-to-face workshops have had to be cancelled, postponed or moved online. 
    Students should have already been told about arrangements for any workshops planned in March or April.
  • Arrangements for future workshops will be confirmed in due course. 
  • All webinars continue to be recorded and available digitally.
     
    Progress reviews

  •  For any apprentices expecting progress reviews, your personal tutor will be in touch as normal to arrange. These will be conducted remotely until further notice.
     
    Breaks in learning

  •  As per published Government advice if apprentices cannot attend training (see 'Disruption to training'), a break in learning can be initiated.
  • If you think you need to initiate a break in learning, please speak to your employer first and then contact us by email: ktaylor@libf.ac.uk

    Module assessments
  •  Assignment submissions are unaffected as these take place online.  
  • At present all exams are scheduled to take place as planned. If this changes, we’ll give students plenty of advance notice.

Prospective students

The exam regulator, Ofqual, is working closely with schools and colleges on assessments and how final grades will be calculated. These will be based on a number of different pieces of evidence.  

If you have an offer of a place from us, we would like to reassure you that we will be judging each individual's application on their merits and will be flexible in assessing grades with respect to the offer we have made to you.

We will continue to monitor government guidance as things change and will provide regular updates.


Peninsular House offices

Our offices at Peninsular House are currently closed. Please contact staff by email or phone. 

Canterbury Office 

This office is currently closed. Please contact staff by email or phone.


Events

Some of our events are being rescheduled but many of our upcoming events are now taking place as webinars. Please go to our events page to find out more. 


Forthcoming exams

School qualifications - The Government announced on 20 March how exams grades will be awarded for GCSEs and A levels and has now given further direction to Ofqual. Please visit our Financial Capability pages to find out more.

Relationship managers and the Financial Capability Support Team are available via email and telephone. Please contact the Financial Capability team if you have any questions about our qualifications for schools or upcoming visits.


Professional qualifications

Multiple choice exams assessed at Pearson VUE - Due to many Pearson VUE centres closing, exams booked at affected centres will be cancelled. Affected students will receive an email from Pearson VUE to confirm this. You can rebook for a later date by logging on to your MyLIBF account. If your time limit is due to expire, we will extend this for you. Please contact us by email if your time limit needs to be extended.

Typed/written exams - We have a number of typed/written exams scheduled for March and April but these will be rescheduled. We will contact affected students.

Trade finance exams -  We have decided to postpone the April examination of our Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialists (CDCS) and Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG) qualifications, so these will be rescheduled. Further details will be sent to each student by email.


All our qualifications are available online, and our customer services teams are here to answer any questions. If you have any queries about your qualification, please contact us by email.

For the latest information about what we’re doing to support you during this period, please visit our professional qualifications page. You can continue to register online and access course resources through your MyLIBF account



International programmes

We are monitoring the situation as it unfolds and following government advice, according to the region. We are in regular contact with our students. Please contact the relevant team (details on the global learning webpage) if you have any questions about our qualifications or your studies.