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Become chartered in banking

 

Professional qualifications

Become chartered in banking

Study flexibly, develop your skills, and build your professional profile while working to become chartered in banking.
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Whatever stage you’re at in your career, studying our professional qualifications is the most flexible way to achieve chartered status. You may even discover that you’re already on the way to achieving chartered status without even knowing.

Our professional qualifications framework allows you to fit your studies around work and other commitments – as well as to choose a route that suits your career and ambitions.

You have the option of specialising in either retail banking or business and commercial banking. Alternatively, you can tailor your route according to your interests.

Whatever you decide, there are two stages:

  • Stage one: Professional Diploma in Banking & Finance (PDipB&F)
  • Stage two: Advanced Diploma in Banking & Finance (AdvDipB&F)

While studying for both stages, you will automatically become a Member of The London Institute of Banking & Finance – giving you access to our professional networking events and careers support.

Stage one: Professional Diploma in Banking & Finance (PDipB&F)

You can complete stage one, PDipB&F, in 16 months by taking three of our professional qualifications, including Level 5 Professionalism, Conduct and Ethics (5PCE).

If you wish to specialise in retail banking, we recommend you complete:

If you wish to specialise in business and commercial banking, we recommend you complete:

After stage one you will:

  • be invited to attend our Graduation and Presentation ceremony at the Guildhall in London to receive your diploma
  • be entitled to use the designation PDipB&F after your name and in your email signature
  • receive a printed Professional Diploma in Banking & Finance certificate that you can display in your workplace
  • be more than half way through your journey to chartered status
  • be eligible to become an Associate of The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Stage two: Advanced Diploma in Banking & Finance

The second stage can be completed in 12 months. You will need to complete:

After stage two – provided you have three years’ professional experience – you will be eligible to apply for Chartered Associateship of The London Institute of Banking & Finance.

You will also:

  • be invited to attend our Graduation and Presentation ceremony at the Guildhall in London to receive your diploma
  • receive a printed Advanced Diploma in Banking & Finance certificate to display in your workplace
  • be entitled to use the designation AdvDipB&F after your name and in your email signature
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