Second graduation for Asset Finance Diploma

12 September, 2019Heather Tilston
58 asset finance professionals have this year become graduates of our Diploma in Asset Finance (DipAF) – nearly double the amount of graduates compared to last year. Now in its second year, the qualification was developed jointly with the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), in consultation with the asset finance industry, to establish common standards and recognise the skills and expertise of those in the sector.

DipAF provides specialists working in the asset finance sector with the in-depth knowledge they need to operate effectively and the opportunity to attain an industry-recognised qualification.

The graduation ceremony for this year’s successful graduates was held in London on 10 September.
Stephen Sklaroff, Director General of the FLA said:
“One of my proudest achievements during the last 12 years as Director General of the FLA is having overseen the creation of the Diploma. 
“It was devised in response to our members’ request for a qualification that would complement existing training, and develop the expertise and professionalism of those in the industry. The excellent level of take-up from our member companies shows the success of the Diploma in meeting that remit.” 

Alex Fraser, said:
“It’s really encouraging to see how engagement with this qualification has grown over the past year. Industry support for developing the skills and depth of knowledge needed in this important sector is to be commended. Our qualification not only helps to do that but also stands individuals in good stead for a long and successful career.” 

The Diploma in Asset Finance (DipAF) is a Level 5 qualification registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).