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Teacher and exam officer information

All the essential information and resources that you need to deliver our Financial Education qualifications.

Find useful Key dates, deadlines and Financial Education documents here. 


If your school is interested in becoming an approved centre to deliver our Financial Education qualifications, make sure you read our full Centre Arrangements Policy first.

Then complete and return a centre agreement form. We will usually process your form within five working days of receipt. The named examination officer will be emailed confirming the process is complete.

Find out how to register learners via MyLIBF with the Registration User Guide.

Once you are an approved centre, you can start registering learners onto the course and for exams.

Multiple choice question (MCQ) exams are taken via LIBF e-test as standard. If you prefer to have paper-based exams, you will need to request this by submitting the ‘exam booking form. Please allow a minimum of two weeks’ notice before the intended sit date to ensure that the papers can be delivered to you on time.

Download the exam booking form 

For written exams, learners are automatically entered into the Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) and Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS) if they are eligible. Learners who don’t sit or fail the first attempt will be automatically entered into the resit.

For the Level 2 Certificate in Financial Education (CeFE), learners will be automatically entered into the Unit 3 written exams  in their final year of the qualification. Learners aren’t automatically entered for resits.

For the Lessons in Financial Education (LiFE) Award and Certificate, learners aren’t automatically entered for resits.

To apply for access arrangements or a reasonable adjustment, the exam officer will need to complete the reasonable adjustment request form at least six weeks before the date of the exam to ensure arrangements or adjustments can be made.

Reasonable adjustments that could be applied for a learner in an exam include: 

  • supervised rest breaks
  • a scribe
  • enlarged print
  • a reader
  • extra time

Read our reasonable adjustment policy for more information.

Download the reasonable adjustment request form

Our flexible and secure electronic testing programme has had over 320,000 exams taken on it to date.

  • You can choose exam dates and times that are convenient for you and can decide this at any point during your academic year (qualification-specific deadlines apply).
  • There is no need to securely store papers or return examination scripts to us and there are no registers or paperwork.
  • A bespoke examination experience can be provided to any student requiring adjustments such as extra time, a different background colour, or a different font size.
  • It is completely navigable using the mouse or keyboard, and is fully compatible with the Windows magnifier tool.
  • Specimen papers are available and you can view question-by-question feedback, helping you to identify areas of weakness.
  • Exam results are available immediately and will appear on your students' records once they have been uploaded by the exam officer.

If a student has lost or damaged their certificate, you can request a replacement via the certificate replacement request form.

Our qualifications can be used against entry to higher education, including awarding the maximum UCAS points available.

UCAS has assigned the Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) as an equivalent tariff to an AS-level and once completed, the Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS) which is equivalent to an A-level. 

They have both been accredited at Level 3 as vocationally-related qualifications.

The distribution of UCAS points was amended for students applying to university in 2016 and starting their courses in 2017. Both CeFS and DipFS still attract the maximum UCAS points available.




2017 onwards


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Letters of support we have received from universities such as Canterbury Christ Church UniversityEdgehill University and the University of Kent.

Several higher education institutions have indicated that they will consider CeFS and DipFS alongside other qualifications or UCAS entry requirements.

As entry requirements vary from year to year and requirements between courses differ, we are unable to provide a detailed list of universities that accept our qualifications. Please contact the university or higher education institution directly for confirmation.

Talk to our team to find out more information.

Enquire today

To apply to become an examiner for the Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications, read our  examiner recruitment criteria and complete the application form for authors and examiners.

We are required by Qualifications Wales to publish a statement which specifies whether we make available qualifications in Welsh.

We confirm that all our qualifications are available in English only and are therefore not available in Welsh. In addition, due to our Financial Education qualifications being withdrawn, we do not intend to offer these qualifications in Welsh in the future.

Key dates and deadlines

Academic year 2023-24

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 Quick key dates 2023-24 (all qualifications) 9 November 2023  Download
 Key dates CeFS 2023-24 9 November 2023  Download
 Key dates DipFS 2023-24 9 November 2023  Download
 Key dates Level 1/Level 2 on-demand 2023-24 9 November 2023  Download

Useful documents