Partnerships Accreditation

Whatever the size and level of your programme, securing accreditation will recognise a participant’s achievement and they will rightly feel more confident of their abilities and your commitment to their career development.


We will accredit your learning programme if it is related to banking and finance and consists of high quality learning materials, delivered and assessed appropriately, and if it is supported by sound programme management policies and procedures.

Whatever the size and level of your programme, securing accreditation will recognise a participant’s achievement and they will rightly feel more confident of their abilities and your commitment to their career development.

Where the programme matches all, or part of, one of our awards in terms of level, content, study hours and assessment, your learners will be eligible to receive credits towards one of our awards. This will make it easier, quicker and less expensive for them to gain one of our professional qualifications.

Achieving accreditation also helps to enhance your programmes’ reputation and credibility in the eyes of staff, students, members and the wider banking and finance sector.

Benefits for you
  • External, independent recognition from a professional body.

  • Use of our Accreditation logo and strapline.

  • Support from our dedicated corporate team.

  • Expert help with programme development, delivery, assessment and quality assurance policies and procedures.

  • Increased credibility to attract more participants.


We always set out our fees clearly before reviewing a programme. These will vary depending on:

  • the size of the programme and

  • the time taken to complete the review.

Initial review fees will apply and this is based on a number of factors including the nature of the recognition being sought, the size of the programme and the time taken to complete the review. We are transparent about our fees and will always set out our fees clearly and prior to a review taking place.

The usual duration of an accreditation agreement is three years and can be renewed by mutual agreement.

You will also need to pay annual management fees over the time that we accredit your programme.

As part of ongoing monitoring of quality and standards, an organisation is required to submit an annual report (for which a template is provided).

Accredited programmes

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Amplify Trading

Amplify Trading’s Diploma programmes in Trading and Financial Markets Analysis are benchmarked at levels 5 and 6 and allow successful participants credits to LIBF’s professional qualifications framework.

Amplify’s other practical programmes, driven by their world-leading simulation technology, are also benchmarked and accredited by LIBF. Programmes include Investment Bank Sales & Trading, Quantitative Trading, Asset Management and IBD.

Amplify Trading was founded in 2009 to develop traders equipped to perform in the new era of global markets. Using technology to bridge the gap between theory and practice, its innovative approach to capital markets training is now used by many of the world’s largest financial firms to find and develop their next market leaders.

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Air Academy

Air Academy provides structured CPD and accredited training for a variety of key learning areas, ensuring members develop a solid foundation of later life knowledge to provide better customer outcomes. The programme has been accredited by LIBF since 2019.

It now boasts eight brand-new and comprehensive learning modules, ranging from gaining a better understanding of the industry to building a client proposition. Completion allows participants to reach accredited ‘Professional Status’ and there are financial incentives for completing all modules. The modules are housed in a bespoke state-of-the-art e-learning platform, provided by Air Club, to create a more engaging experience.

About Air Academy: Air Club is a member of the Equity Release Council and has more than 8,000 registered users across the UK. It provides a personal and business-focused learning platform designed to aid advisers’ continuous professional development. Underpinned by leading technology and knowledgeable experts, it provides advisers with the highest quality advice, support and content to enable their business to go further.

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Association of Governance, Risk and Compliance (AGRC)

AGRC has developed a series of Level 3 professional qualifications on topics such as AML, ESG, KYC/CDD, Compliance, Corporate Governance, and International Economic Sanctions. All these programmes were accredited by LIBF in February 2024.

About AGRC: it is a global, non-profit, professional accreditation & certification organisation, as well as a networking platform, that was founded in 2020 and started its operations a year later. It also facilitates the exchange of knowledge and sharing of experiences among governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) professionals. AGRC supports its community of multi-jurisdictional GRC professionals in the financial services industry and beyond by sharing their common values, experiences, expertise, and business development opportunities.

You can find out more about AGRC at on their website.

Global Transaction Banking Academy, Banque Misr

LIBF is glad to announce its accreditation arrangement with one of the leading banks in Egypt and Africa – Banque Misr. The accreditation of the GTB Academy is the first of its kind in the region. The bank is investing heavily in building the capability of its employees, as major assets of the bank, to achieve the best calibres in the region and provide the best quality service and financial advisory to its customers to achieve the bank’s mission of customer service excellence, innovation and market leadership. The accredited programme includes Accounting and Corporate Banking, Global Transaction Banking, Legal, Treasury and Core Skills.

Banque Misr is one of the biggest banks in Egypt with more than 22,000 employees and serving a large base of more than 13 million clients in Egypt. The bank has the highest national outreach with more than 800 branches and international presence in UAE, France, Lebanon, Germany, China, Russia, Italy and South Korea. The bank is a major contributor in the Egyptian economy with shares in 163 companies across different fields ranging from finance, tourism, housing, agriculture, communication and information technology.

Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance (BIBF)

The Financial Advice Programme (FAP) is a mandatory professional qualification endorsed by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) for all entry level professionals to the financial services sector.

FAP is designed to develop and enhance participants’ knowledge and competencies in investment professionals’ ethics and conduct, technical knowledge of banking and investment products, client-advisory relations and responsibilities, applicable laws and regulations, and elements of conventional and Islamic Banking.

BIBF, established in 1981, plays a vital role in the training and development of human capital in Bahrain and beyond. BIBF’s commitment to excellence has strengthened its position as the leading educational provider across all major business disciplines and serves as a partner to numerous world-class institutions.

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Concept Business Consultant

Concept’s Credit Course takes a deep dive into today’s credit analysis best practices, how to write/ analyze comprehensive credit analysis reports, manage loan portfolios and understand every aspect of managing successful credit packages.

The financial sector is ever-changing and professionals need to keep up with the latest in modern credit analysis. To remain ahead of the curve, they need to consistently acquire and develop skills.

Participants will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure and maintain high loan quality and develop a credit rationale consistent with their organizations’ overall lending strategy.

The program is delivered by financial industry experts using technologConcept was founded in 2020 by a professional team with 30+ years of experience in various fields of business, providing extensive high-quality consulting and training solutions to individuals, local and international companies.

Concept has a passion to provide practical solutions that help its partners overcome business challenges professionally and efficiently, by providing solutions through best expertise to: overcome obstacles, develop the skills and capabilities of individuals and companies of different sizes and industries, deal with market disruptions, obtain the best results, and participate in the achievement of its partners’ strategies.

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Factors Chain International (FCI)

The FCI’s Career Path education program is a cohesive, three-level development process which supports staff from their first step as new entrants in the receivables finance industry until they become highly qualified industry professionals. It is a unique, globally acknowledged, career-focused learning plan. Students who successfully complete all three levels receive the FCI Gold Diploma.

About FCI: FCI is the Global Representative Body for Factoring and Financing of Open Account Domestic and International Trade Receivables.

With close to 400 member companies in 90 countries, FCI offers a unique network for cooperation in cross-border factoring. Member transactions represent nearly 90% of the world’s international correspondent factoring volume. After 50 years of existence, FCI opened two more business lines: reverse factoring (FCIreverse and EDIreverse) and Islamic International Factoring.

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Global Compliance Institute (GCI)

Compliance and AML Specialists around the globe need a complete working knowledge of every aspect of the compliance role in order to gain experience and build their career.

This is why The Certified Compliance Manager programme covers: Customer Onboarding and KYC, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF), Advanced AML Investigations, International Sanctions and Embargoes, Regulatory Compliance Management and FATCA & CRS. CCM Certification gives you the competitive advantage you need to attract the attention of recruitment agencies looking for Compliance and AML Managers. It gives employees of official supervisory bodies of the banking and financial sector the knowledge they need to better understand the Compliance and AML business, helping them build better audit programs and supervision practices.

GCI’s specialist programmes are also accredited by LIBF and include: Know Your Customer Specialist, Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Sanctions Compliance Specialist, Regulatory Compliance Specialist, FATCA and CRS Specialist. For further details on all GCI’s certified programmes click here

About GCI:

GCI® (Global Compliance Institute) is an International Financial Crime Prevention and Compliance Training Institute. We specialise in Compliance and Combatting Financial Crime, including Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing. In addition to KYC, Sanctions and Embargoes, Regulatory Compliance Management, FATCA and CRS.

GCI is a recognised independent accreditation institute compatible with global CPD principles, and a leading provider of accredited, certified banking training, ensuring that our students have a trusted partner they can count on throughout their banking career.

We cover a range of vital topics, including the update of data electronically (EKYC), digital identity, Standardized KYC, virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, risk-based money laundering and compliance management, systems features in the field of compliance and financial crimes, assessing the level of protection provided by your name-screening systems and much more.

Our study guides focus on the comprehensive, highly effective Know-How Concept, which organises information in a highly intuitive way for easy learning, surpassing all other traditional books, guides, and training materials.

We also provide corporate services, including training, consultation and more.

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ICS Learn

LIBF accredits ICS Learn’s learning programme for the Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA), the perfect initial qualification for professionals looking to work towards qualifying as a financial adviser.

The DipFA programme is designed to help professionals develop the fundamental skills, knowledge and expertise they need to start a journey towards becoming a financial adviser, being the minimum level qualification that you'll need to progress such a career forward. The innovative LIBF Digital Academy powered by ICS Learn also offers students the opportunity to study the qualification entirely online, and their own pace.

Pioneers in flexible, professional education for over 130 years, ICS Learn has helped hundreds of thousands of people to achieve their goals and fulfil their potential at work, through distance-based study.

Ma’an - The Authority of Social Contribution

Ghaya, which is the Arabic word for ‘purpose’, is a financial literacy programme launched in December 2020 by the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an, a government entity in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The programme aims to increase community members’ financial literacy by gaining a deep understanding of effective financial management and equip them to make impactful decisions for themselves and their families.

It covers: The Personal Lifecycle, Financial Products, Financial Decision Making, Managing Money, Debt and Experiencing Financial Difficulties, and Financial Help and Advice. About Ma’an: the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an was established in February 2019 under the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi with the aim of bringing together the government, the private sector and civil society to support a culture of social contribution and participation.

It aims to deliver solutions for social challenges with five main pillars of work – a Social Investment Fund, a Social Incubator Programme, Community Engagement Programmes and the introduction of a new type of public contracting, Social Impact Bonds, and Outreach Management.

Octopus Money

Octopus Money's Financial Coach training programme is a unique mix of theory learning, practical learning and group learning.

Once accepted onto the programme, coaches complete 150 hours of training. It’s a combination of classroom-style learning (on topics such as budgeting, savings and pensions) and practical application. The latter includes practice coaching sessions with volunteer clients, which are individually monitored by a head coach with detailed feedback provided.

Trainee coaches become accredited by Octopus Money when they have completed the training, their practice client calls are rated “excellent” across all the standards by the head of training.

About Octopus Money: At Octopus Money, we want to help millions of people take the first steps to making their life dreams a reality. We’re making it easier, cheaper and more exciting to get money advice from a real person – not just a robot.

Most of us have no idea the amazing things that are possible if we take small steps to make our money go further. Imagine being tens of thousands of pounds better off. We’re here to make it happen.

Through a combination of real, friendly people and really clever technology, we help you see where you stand today and build the plan for whatever you’re dreaming of.

We believe workplaces are the best place to change the national conversation around money. So we partner with the UK’s best employers to make their pay and benefits go further – helping all their employees make the most of the money they earn. More than 200,000 employees have access to Octopus Money, with thousands more joining every month.

We want to live in a world where everyone can get the money help they need, to create the life they really want, at a price that’s fair and simple.

We believe everyone deserves to have access to friendly, trustworthy 1-to-1 guidance. We believe everyone should have a personal money plan to reach their goals. We believe everyone deserves to feel good about money.

Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)

The Later Life Adviser Accreditation (LLAA) has now become established as the industry Gold standard for those advising in the later life market. In addition to being a stand-alone award, it is also the basis of SOLLA membership.

SOLLA members that successfully complete the LLAA are eligible for an exemption/credits to The London Institute of Banking & Finance’s Advanced DipFA qualification.

About SOLLA: SOLLA was established in 2008 as a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to higher standards and accessibility to regulated financial advice for older people and their families. There are no shareholders and any profit is used to sustain the Society and its objectives. SOLLA is committed to:

  • Promoting and raising awareness of financial issues faced in retirement and later life

  • Building relationships with organisations involved in the financial wellbeing of those in later life

  • Raising the standards of practice of those engaged in advising older people

  • Identifying and developing best practice through high quality training and updates

  • Acting as a source of technical excellence for later life advisers

  • Actively inputting into legislative and policy changes and contributing to debates on policy.


Themis helps organisations identify and manage the specific financial crime risks that they are exposed to, through a combination of insight, intelligence and innovation.

Financial crime is a very real and evolving problem. It has been described as “a cancer on our society” and “an issue of international security.” Not only is the scale of illicit activity in the trillions of £s, but the impact on all of our businesses, the economy and society is profound.

In this way, we are fuelling sustainable change in the public and private sector.

Specialist Areas

Money Laundering | Sanctions | Bribery & Corruption | Fraud | Tax evasion | Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking | Market Abuse | Cyber Crime | Proliferation Financing | Illegal wildlife trade | Cyber Terrorism | Terrorist Financing

For more information visit Themis.

Accredited learning support providers

We currently have various Accredited Learning Support Providers who provide optional learning programmes, and your company can apply to be one of them.

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