Partnerships Trusted Partners

Demonstrate external industry recognition and evidence that your organisation and training programmes are of the highest quality with our Trusted Partner status.

The status shows that your organisation has excellent training programmes and learning support for students along with experienced and competent trainers and reputable training facilities. It will help organisations become more attractive to future students and gain support when delivering training programmes involving our qualifications.

We personalise our service to suit each organisation and with our dedicated team will formalise an agreement.

Benefits for your organisation
  • Achieve external recognition from a professional body.

  • Become more appealing to attract future students.

  • Support to maintain high standards.

  • Assistance to make sure your training programmes remain relevant and meet industry demands.

  • Bespoke internal training to help deliver our professional qualifications.

  • Tailored services and support to meet your needs.

  • Establish an appropriate relationship term

  • Dedicated support from our Relationship Management team.

What is a trusted partner?

Becoming a Trusted Partner involves establishing a formal relationship with us and agreeing on a service and support offering. The agreement is for a minimum of 12 months and are typically 36 months, carrying on into a long term relationship.

In order to achieve this status, your organisation will need to demonstrate excellent learning support and facilities for students studying towards our training programmes and/or professional qualification. There also needs to be robust policies and procedures, with a commitment to on-going development.

The application and an evaluation process to achieve a Trusted Partner status will take 4-6 weeks. If the standards are not achieved, we will guide you and the organisation on the areas that need developing to meet the requirements and achieve the status. Read about our review and monitoring criteria here.

To ensure your Trusted Partner status remains relevant and up-to-date, annual reporting and on-going consultation will take place with our dedicated team.

Our trusted partners

ICS Learn

ICS Learn is a leading learning provider of online, flexible professional qualifications, offering courses across the UK and internationally. Having pioneered professional distance 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 study.

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ifs Maltaifs Malta

We’ve worked closely with ifs Malta to support their students since 1960. ifs Malta delivers training for a number of our professional qualifications and training programmes. These include the Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) and the Level 6 risk qualifications.

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Kuwait Institute of Banking Studies

We endorse a number of Kuwait Institute of Banking Studies training programmes and provide certification to students on completion of their studies. This requires an ‘annual report’ to ensure that the content, level, assessment and overall quality of their programmes remain relevant.

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Quilter Academy

The Financial Adviser School is part of Quilter - the new name for the Old Mutual Wealth group. It is a leading provider of advice, investments and wealth management both in the UK and internationally.

We accredit their CeMAP and DipFA training programmes.

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Simply Academy

Simply Academy is a leading provider of financial educational services that designs and delivers training solutions for individuals and corporate clients in the UK and internationally.

Its experienced consultants and tutors work alongside developers, designers and client services to deliver high quality learning provision.

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Contact us about our professional qualifications

If you have any questions about our professional qualifications in finance and banking, please contact our customer services team.

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