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Banking qualifications

Advance your career in banking

Are you working, or considering a career, in banking?

Whatever stage you’re at, we have a qualification to help you take the next step, whether you’re interested in:

  • retail banking

  • business banking

  • commercial and corporate banking

  • risk and regulation

  • digital banking, or

  • strategic management.

From foundation to advanced level, all our banking qualifications use online distance learning, so that you can fit your study around your work and commitments. And because we’ve developed our programmes with the industry, you’ll learn practical skills as well as academic understanding.

It's the modern day ACIB, once the must-have for anyone in banking, which was established by a predecessor organisation – the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Our banking qualifications

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Certificate in Retail and Digital Banking (CertRDB)

Looking for a challenge or to kickstart your career in retail banking? Expand your knowledge of the banking sector and level up with CertRDB.

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Certificate in Business Banking (CertBB)

Whether you’re starting a career in business banking – or want to progress in your current role – this industry-recognised qualification will give you the skills you need to get ahead.

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Diploma in Asset Finance (DipAF)

Whether you’re new to asset finance or an experienced professional, DipAF will broaden your understanding of asset leasing, regulation, risks, return and credit – and help you advance your career.

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Our banking programmes

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Foundations in Digital Finance and Innovation (FDFI)

Learn the foundations in fintech with our short course and start building the skills needed to work in digital banking.

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Certified Fintech Practitioner (CFP)

Build an advanced knowledge of the latest fintech concepts and how they are changing the world of banking and finance.

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Sustainable Fintech Leadership Programme

The Sustainable Fintech Leadership Programme is a unique opportunity for anyone working in fintech to increase their awareness of sustainability and make their business impact oriented.

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An Introduction to Operational Risk

This short course helps you understand the fundamentals of risk management frameworks and some of the operational risks you may encounter.

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Developing a Risk Mindset

Developing a Risk Mindset is designed to give you a better understanding of the risk management process, from the ground up.

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Corporate Governance

A short, interactive course that will introduce you to concepts including corporate governance legislation, procedures, best practice, and reporting.

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Professional Experiential Route (PER)

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Many banking professionals aim to achieve chartered status but would prefer not to follow a traditional qualifications route.

For those with over 10 years of industry experience, chartered status can now be achieved with our new Professional Experiential Route (PER).

PER is not a qualification but a new experiential learning route to chartered status.

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Discontinued banking qualifications

The following qualifications are now closed for new students to register online. However, if you’re an existing banking student and you wish to register, you will have until April 2025 complete your studies.

If you have any questions or would like to register, please contact our customer services team on 01227 818609 or email customerservices@libf.ac.uk.

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.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm GMT.

Financial advice qualifications

We also offer qualifications in regulated financial advice, pension transfers, long-term care and later-life planning – plus more.

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