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What is the Professional Experiential Route (PER) and how can it get me chartered status?

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Dr Rachel Banfield, Academic Assurance and Enhancement, LIBF
Wendy Chowne, PER Tutor
James Hobbs, Senior Manager and PER test candidate
Sue Sedwell, Head of Accreditation, LIBF
Rob Thompson, Head of Banking Services, LIBF

Want to get recognition for your career without having to sit further exams? If yes, then join us for our webinar to find out more.

Introducing our new Professional Experiential Route (PER) to chartered status - which launches in April 2021.

This new designation will give you recognition based on your banking career, knowledge and experience, to qualify you for chartered status.

During this webinar, the panel will be covering:

  • why becoming chartered is, now more than ever, important in banking
  • how you can get the recognition you deserve based on your career
  • introduce you to how the experiential learning route works
  • hear from James who is currently doing PER
  • the support available to you and how your application is assessed.

By joining this webinar, you'll get to find out more about PER and how you can become chartered in banking.

Hear from our panel of speakers who will be there to answer any questions you have.

This event is ideal for you if:
  • you have at least 10 years relevant industry experience
  • are looking to achieve chartered status within the banking profession
  • you want to gain formal recognition for your career, knowledge and experience.

Who will be speaking?
Dr Rachel Banfield, Academic Assurance and Enhancement, LIBF
Wendy Chowne, PER Tutor
James Hobbs, Senior Manager and PER test candidate
Sue Sedwell, Head of Accreditation, LIBF
Rob Thompson, Head of Banking Services, LIBF

Dr Rachel Banfield, Academic Assurance and Enhancement, LIBF
Rachel has worked for over 20 years with a number of higher education institutions and professional accounting bodies in a range of roles spanning Senior Lecturer to Dean. She is a qualified accountant with both doctoral and postgraduate qualifications in the accounting and finance field. She has led teams through QAA reviews, undertaken quality assurance reviews at partner HE institutions both in Europe and China and is competent with all aspects of HE quality assurance. In 2015 she was appointed to the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

The IAESB creates and issues standards and guidance on the learning required to develop and maintain competence over the career of a professional accountant. The board is made up of 18 "experts" in both accounting and accounting education from around the world. She holds the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and Association of Accounting Technicians qualifications. She was elected to serve on the AAT Council, during this time she was voted, by her peers, to be the President of AAT.

Recently, she has been acting as a Personal Tutor for apprentice students studying for an undergraduate degree whilst they work full-time in a financial services institution. Rachel is also supporting a candidate as he works his way through the Professional Experience Route to Chartered status.

Wendy Chowne, PER Tutor
In origin a retail banker, Wendy held tenure as undergraduate programmes director and senior lecturer with The London Institute of Banking & Finance. She has worked extensively within the higher education sector and has recently been awarded an Honorary Fellowship. She is an author on Retail Banking and has expertise in considering the subject from the views of two vital stakeholders: customers and employees.

Wendy is an experienced coach within the higher education and finance industries, and now operates under her own business name as an independent coach, mentor and educator-wendychowne.uk. An integral part of her business is the undertaking of voluntary work for The Brain Tumour Charity and The MicroLoan Foundation. Through her business, Wendy focusses her time on developing people and helping them to achieve success through proven coaching and mentoring processes. She is passionate about empowering people and enabling them to achieve positive change within their lives. Above all, Wendy is a determined philomath and enjoys sharing her love of learning with all.

Based in Surrey, she finds the piano a therapeutic instrument and is at her happiest immersed in a book in the sunniest spot of her garden!

James Hobbs, Senior Manager and PER test candidate
James recently celebrated 10 years at HSBC with extensive experience across Commercial and Business Banking. His experience in the frontline as a Relationship Support Officer, Relationship Manager, Team Leader and Deputy Area Director complemented his National roles in Business Management as National Performance Manager and Senior Business Manager where he worked on Asset Pricing, Business Optimisation and work on Segmentation and Propositions before joining the UK Commercial Digital team to look after Performance, Governance and Oversight.

James is a keen advocate of linking professional and academic growth and has studied through the LIBF, completing the Certificate in Business Banking and Conduct (CertBB&C), Diploma in Business and Commercial Banking and Conduct (DipBB&C), Professional Diploma in Banking and Finance (PDipB&F) and is enrolled to complete his Advanced Diploma in Banking and Finance (AdvDipB&F), through the Professional Experiential Route, this year with a view to achieving Chartered status.

On a more personal note, James lives in Birmingham with Ashley, his fiancée; they have been together for 15 years and (global pandemic permitting) hope to get married this year. They have a small dog named Atlas, you will likely see a cheesy picture of her on the wall behind him in Zoom calls.

Sue Sedwell, Head of Accreditation, LIBF

Sue has 30+ years of experience in the education sector. After graduation, she taught English at a middle school in China and then worked part-time as an adult literacy tutor in Cardiff and London. At that time, her full-time work was in undergraduate and postgraduate programme administration at the University of Wales College of Cardiff and later at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

She joined The London Institute of Banking & Finance in 1995 and has accumulated knowledge and experience of programme and syllabus development, assessment methods, exam paper preparation, moderation, and the policies and procedures underpinning these activities. Sue has run examiner training workshops in the UK and for banking institutes in Bahrain and Sri Lanka, and was instrumental in the introduction of work-based learning modules to our undergraduate programmes.

Sue is currently responsible for accreditation and recognition arrangements and manages their development, monitoring and review. This work involves close liaison with a variety of organisations, including professional bodies/banking institutes in the UK and internationally, employers, training providers, colleges and universities.

Rob Thompson, Head of Banking Services, The London Institute of Banking & Finance
Rob has worked for LIBF for 20 years and is currently the Head of Banking Services within the Professional Education team. Prior to this, he worked for NatWest bank in their retail operations department.

His role is primarily responsible for all of LIBF's banking relationships and promoting the wider uptake of the professional qualifications and training programmes. Rob has studied a number of the LIBF programmes, achieving the Level 5 Professional Diploma in Banking & Finance in 2018. He's currently studying towards the Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Banking & Finance and chartered status.

Rob worked for HSBC on secondment to help them rollout the LIBF's Retail Banking certificate to their branch network in 2013 and has also managed a number of the LIBF's overseas partnerships including the Isle of Man, ifs Malta and the Kuwait Institute of Bankers.

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Event title: What is the Professional Experiential Route (PER) and how can it get me chartered status?
Start date: Thursday 29 April 2021
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Speaker(s): Dr Rachel Banfield, Academic Assurance and Enhancement, LIBF
Wendy Chowne, PER Tutor
James Hobbs, Senior Manager and PER test candidate
Sue Sedwell, Head of Accreditation, LIBF
Rob Thompson, Head of Banking Services, LIBF

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