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Banking and finance apprenticeships Commercial Banking, Retail Banking and Operations Level 6 apprenticeship

Our apprenticeship programmes are for employers looking to develop their workforce.

Ideal for entry-level apprentices and more experienced staff, this programme leads to chartered status. Choose from two routes and tailor the learning to fit your organisation’s requirements.

If you're an individual looking for an apprenticeship opportunity, please go to the UK government website to find an apprenticeship.

If you're an employer looking to upskill your teams, then our apprenticeship programmes can help.

Banking and finance is rapidly evolving. This apprenticeship programme will help your business – and your workforce – to keep up to date with developments and rise to new challenges.

Drawing on our distinct approach of blending academic thought with industry experience, our Faculty delivers course content that relates to current changes in the sector. We will deliver this programme through a mix of:

  • face-to-face workshops

  • webinars, and

  • online learning.

Key information

When to start?

You can launch this programme in January or October.

How to fund it?

  • Subject to eligibility, you can use your apprenticeship levy of up to £18,000 for each apprentice

Use it to...

  • Recruit and train college or school leavers.

  • Develop more experienced staff into future leaders.

  • Fill skills gaps by choosing from the modules at each stage.


  • Regular one-to-ones with personal tutors to coach your apprentices.

  • Three-way meetings: personal tutors, apprentices and line managers.

  • Weekly monitoring and reporting on apprentices’ progress.

  • Assessment feedback for individual apprentices.

  • Overview of the cohort’s success for managers.


  • Managing client relationships.

  • Planning methods.

  • Problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Communicating and networking.

  • Teamwork and collaboration.

  • Self-development and the development of others.

  • Using strategy.

How this apprenticeship programme works

We run open multi-employer programmes, and closed single-employer programmes. Please contact us by emailing apprenticeships@libf.ac.uk to find out more about our minimum cohort size requirements.

You can choose from two routes, both of which lead to chartered status:

  • the degree programme, generally suited to entry-level staff, leads to a BSc (Hons) Financial Services Management

  • the accelerated route, ideal for upskilling more experienced staff to develop them into future leaders

Degree route (42 months)

  • Choose two modules from Stage 1 (Level 4)

  • Choose two modules from Stage 2 (Level 5)

  • Choose four modules from Stage 3 (Level 6)

Accelerated route (24 months)

  • Choose four modules – including at least two from Stage 3 (Level 6)

Three stages

Stage 1 (Level 4)

Stage 1 (Level 4)

  • Financial Markets & Risk

  • Financial Statement Reporting & Analysis

  • Fundamentals of Leadership & Management

  • Relationship Management

Stage 2 (Level 5)

  • Commercial & Corporate Financial Services

  • Finance of International Trade

  • Operational Management

  • Organisational Management in Financial Services

  • Retail Financial Services

Stage 3 (Level 6)

  • Bank Risk Management

  • Fintech

  • Organisational Transformation: Project Planning & Management

  • Strategic Management in Financial Services

Level 6 Investment Banking and Investment Management

This programme leads to a BSc (Hons) Finance & Investment and chartered status. It’s ideal for school or college leavers as an alternative to university.

See this Level 6 programme

Our partners

We work with various partners to deliver our qualifications all over the world.

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Contact us about our professional qualifications

If you have any questions about our professional qualifications in finance and banking, please contact our customer services team.

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