Financial Education

Financial skills for life

Develop your students’ financial knowledge and confidence with our suite of qualifications specifically designed for 14-19 year olds.

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Academic year 2023 onwards 

We recently announced that LIBF will begin withdrawing its school qualifications for new students with effect from September 2024*. There will be no LIBF school qualifications available at the start of the September 2025 academic year, and no delivery of these qualifications in the academic year 2025/26 and beyond.

Students currently studying for LIBF qualifications will be able to continue their studies to completion, so won’t be disadvantaged.

The affected qualifications and the last registration dates are:

Qualification   Last date for new registrations *
 Lessons in Financial Education (LiFE) Award (LIFA) July 2024
 Lessons in Financial Education (LiFE) Certificate (LIFC) July 2025
 Level 1/2 Technical Award in Finance (TAF) November 2023
 Level 2 Award in Financial Education (AiFE) July 2024
 Level 2 Certificate in Financial Education (CeFE) July 2024
May 2024 (AiFE top ups)
 Level 2 Certificate in Financial Capability and Careers Development (CeFCCD) (Wales only) July 2024
 Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) November 2023
 Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS) November 2024

* the last registration timeline may be slightly different for each qualification.

Although these qualifications will no longer continue, students can be assured that CeFS/DipFS will remain eligible for UCAS points and so can be counted towards further study.

Please rest assured we will continue to support schools and students during the phase out of these qualifications and during that time qualifications will be delivered as normal. Our relationship managers and customer services team are here to help with administrative and logistical queries and will continue to support centres in the usual manner.

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You can contact our customer services team by email at or by phone on +44 01227 828 234.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Level 3 Certificate & Diploma in Financial Education (CeFS/DipFS) qualification is included in Performance Tables. Our Level 2 Certificate in Financial Capability and Careers Development (CeFCCD) is included in Performance Tables in Wales.

All of our Financial Capability qualifications are approved by Ofqual, Qualification Wales and CCEA. 

Our Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) and Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS) are Applied General qualifications that attract the full UCAS tariff and are equivalent to AS and A2 qualifications.

To register as an Approved Centre, you will need to complete the following form:

Once completed, please email to

Once you’ve receive approval to deliver our qualifications, a member of the examinations staff at your centre will be able to register students. This is done using the ‘Bulk register students with The London Institute of Banking & Finance’ link on your MyLIBF account.

Please note, it will take up to 5 working days to process and confirm your registrations.

Once students are registered on to a qualification, your centre will gain access to our learning materials via MyLIBF.

Costs that are involved with the delivery of our qualifications include the registration of students, resit examination and any post-result actions (e.g. Script Requests, Result Enquiries). These can be found here. There are no costs to becoming an Approved Centre.

Payments are due at the end of the calendar month.

We are unable to deal with queries directly from Financial Capability students. All communications between Financial Capability students and The London Institute of Banking & Finance must come through the student’s tutors or the centre’s examination staff.

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