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Level 5 Commercial and Corporate Lending (CCL)

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Level 5 Commercial and Corporate Lending (CCL)

If you work, or aspire to work, in commercial lending within a business that operates in the £25-£30 million annual turnover range, you could benefit from studying CCL.

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About the qualification

CCL will give you a detailed introduction to mid-market lending and an in-depth knowledge of the financial and practical aspects of business relationships, particularly those with corporate and commercial customers.

Your focus will be on analysing lending positions and structuring the best solutions for businesses across the sectors, even those with specialised services.

Once you’ve completed CCL, you’ll be able to offer fully comprehensive advice to your customers, and confidently analyse and structure internal credit approvals.  

While studying with us, you’ll become a Member of The London Institute of Banking & Finance (MLIBF), receiving benefits including careers support and access to professional networking events. 

Your studies will cover

  • The legal and practical principles of lending
  • Effective commercial and corporate relationship management
  • Credit risk assessment techniques
  • Credit monitoring, control and recovery
  • Legal aspects and implications of insolvency
  • Parameters to justify lending decisions
  • How to make appropriate recommendations in specific cases   
How much does it cost?              £990 – includes your study materials and exam entry
Average time to complete Six months
Number of units     One
How will I be assessed? Typed three hour exam. View the assessment section for further details.

You can take your exam at a test centre or at home with remote invigilation 
Study material As part of your fee, you’ll get:  

  • online access to our virtual library KnowledgeBank
  • online access to our student portal MyLIBF
  • specimen exam papers
  • tutor-led forum with group activities
  • live and recorded webinar
  • study tip videos
  • weekly study planner
  • past exam papers and Chief Examiner reports

You will be learning on our new VLE Brightspace, click on the logo to find out more.

How will I study? Everything is online, you’ll follow a structured timetable 
Regulation Registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) 

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CCL consists of a single unit.

Unit 1 – Commercial and Corporate Lending (CCL)

  • The legal and practical principles of commercial and corporate customer relationship management
  • Commercial and corporate lending propositions using techniques of credit risk assessment to justify lending decisions
  • The methods of effective credit monitoring, control and recovery
  • The general principles of security and the legal and practical implications of different types of security


You can register for one of the following study sessions throughout the year: 

Details Date 
 Registration deadline   07 November 2022 
 Course start date   14 November 2022 
 Exam date   20 April 2023


Details Date 
 Registration deadline   02 May 2023 
 Course start date   08 May 2023 
 Exam date  12 October 2023  


CCL is assessed by a three-hour session-based typed exam, split into two sections:

  • a main task essay supported by a pre-release case study
  • short answer questions

The pass mark for the exam is 50% of the marks available.

You can choose when to take your exam and pick from test centres nationwide or through remote invigilation.

You will have six months from when you register, to complete each module and sit the exam. Your first exam is included in the registration fee for each module.

Exam and assessment information

When you have successfully completed the qualification, we will post your certificate to you.


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