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ifs University College supports UK's first banking apprentices

21 October, 2015

Six ifs University College students have become the first in the UK to achieve the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Banking.

The qualification, which is supported by ifs University College through its Certificate in Retail Banking Conduct of Business (CertRBCB®) was completed in 18 months by Principality Building Society apprentices Andrew McGill, Ceri Thomas, Laura Palmer, Carrie Ann Morris, Maria Vidler and Andrew Gay.

In recognition of their success, the apprentices were congratulated by Julie James, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology and AM for Swansea West, at a celebratory event at the Wales Millennium Centre.

Martin Day, Vice Principal at ifs University College, said:

To be the first in the UK to obtain the Higher Apprenticeship in Banking is a great achievement and we offer the students our warmest congratulations. The Certificate in Retail Banking Conduct of Business which supported the Apprenticeship is a highly regarded, relevant and practical  qualification that provides  students with the necessary skills and knowledge to take on the next stage of their careers.

As a leading provider of financial qualifications, ifs University College is always pleased to support bespoke programmes of study, such as the Apprenticeship, which seek to raise standards of professionalism in the industry to even higher levels.”

The Higher Apprenticeship in Banking is a bespoke qualification created by Principality Building Society and training agency Acorn, to help students understand key legislative, regulatory and risk factors applicable to retail financial services.

For more information on CertRBCB®, please visit: http://www.ifslearning.ac.uk/specialist-qualifications/banking-conduct