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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.

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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 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 – 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 The London Institute of Banking & Finance. 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.


Accredited programmes: 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 in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

FAP is designed to develop and enhance participants’ knowledge and competencies in relation to 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.  This programme, the first of its kind in the MENA region, is designed to include local and international regulations, cases, and examples.  

BIBF has worked closely with The London Institute of Banking & Finance MENA and achieved accreditation for The Financial Advice Programme (I and II).  

About BIBF: BIBF, established in 1981, is a semi-government training institute affiliated with the CBB and 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.  The Institute serves as a partner to numerous world-class institutions, delivering Thought Leadership, Assessment and Training in the areas of: Banking, Islamic Finance, Executive Development, Accounting and Finance, Academic Studies, Leadership and Management, Insurance, Digital Transformation, Project Management, Supply Chain Management.


Accredited programmes: Bankers Learning Hub (BLH), Egypt

BLH’s Fit for Banking (FFB) programme was designed to address the current gap between fresh graduates or junior bankers and their best fit job at a bank, the practical experience in the recruitment process and onboarding programs highlighted a need to improve the awareness about the different functions within a bank and the required competencies for each one.

FFB address three main questions that arise in the minds of bankable fresh graduates or junior bankers: what are the different jobs available in a bank? What is the job that suits my personality? And how can I prepare myself to get that job?

About BLH: BLH is a group of banking consultants, experts and career coaches who are “…hell-bent on helping professional bankers and young dreamers to realize their full potential in the banking industry.  Our experts faced the same challenges you may face in banking and answered the same questions.” 

BLH’s main mission and vision statements are:

Mission statement: to empower the capabilities of individuals and organizations through best in class learning and consulting services, by focusing on innovation, customer experience, quality of service, and win-win partnership.

Vision: to become the number one provider for international accredited programs in Egypt by 2023 in banking training field.


Accredited programmes – 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.


Accredited programmes – Fmi.online

Fmi.online offers a number of practical learning pathways designed to help students boost their career opportunities by learning key banking and financial skills that all banks and financial institutions are looking for.  The training is 100% online and centred around three key pathways - Investment banking, Global markets and Asset management.  Students can learn at their own pace and gain certification in their chosen area.

Fmi.online also offers free career tools designed to help students get ahead in their careers with videos and guides around interviews, career paths, on-trend skills, and much more.

About Fmi.online: FMI.online is the digital arm of MDA Training - a long established and trusted training provider to banks and financial institutions all over the world.  Founded in 1988, MDA Training has a built a reputation for leading the market with innovative training including unique banking simulations, activities, workshops and digital experiences - all of which has been reworked into an online learning portal that can now be accessed through Fmi.online. MDA Training has trained tens of thousands of interns, graduates, analysts and associates over the years - and the same training is now available for students to benefit from to boost their career opportunities in financial services.


Accredited programmes: 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 and support them in gaining a deep understanding of effective and efficient financial management in order to make impactful decisions in their lives and the lives of their families.

Using real-life scenarios and an innovative digital learning platform, Ghaya is delivered by pioneering specialised volunteers from the Banking and Finance sector over a period of three months to lead financial behavioral change in the community. The content 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. The authority will 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, as well as Outreach Management. 

Ma’an will support the third sector to flourish in Abu Dhabi, enabling responsible not for profit associations or foundations and social enterprises to contribute to the development of strong, active and connected communities. Ma’an Authority for Social Contribution is an initiative under the Ghadan 21 accelerator programme, supporting Abu Dhabi to become one of the best places in the world to do business, invest, live, work and visit.


Accredited programmes – 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.

Accredited programmes – Themis

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 or download a flyer.