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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.

How it works

If you’re interested in accreditation for your learning programme, you will need to contact our Corporate Team. The process to review your programme is:

  • one of our Relationship Directors will get in touch to discuss your programme
  • we will arrange an initial review of your programme and inform you whether accreditation feasible
  • you will be informed of the fees and requirements to achieve accreditation
  • if both parties wish to proceed, we will ask you to complete an application form and to send us supporting documentation
  • we undertake a full review of all aspects of the programme and present a proposal to our committee and senior management. 
Once we’ve agreed to accredit your programme, the recognition usually lasts for three years. We can then renew it if both parties wish to.

We monitor the quality and standards of all the learning programmes that we accredit. To help us do this, you will need to submit an annual report – for which we will provide the template.


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 – Themis

Themis Logo 2020Themis 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 www.crime.financial or download a short flyer here.