Professional qualifications


Whether you’re starting your banking career, or want to take it to the next level, we can help you progress and achieve chartered status.

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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.

You can do any of our banking qualifications as a one-off, or you can you combine them to create your own pathway to chartered status.

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



Research centres

To help the sector navigate through these volatile times, we've established dedicated centres: 

Centre for Digital Banking and Finance                   Centre for Governance, Risk and Regulation     

Centre for Sustainable Finance


As well as research and thought leadership, these centres offer executive training and qualifications to help upskill banks and their staff for the challenges ahead.