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Level 5 Professionalism, Conduct and Ethics (5PCE)

The Level 5 Professionalism, Conduct and Ethics (5PCE) qualification has been designed to provide a recognised qualification for financial services employees to build upon existing knowledge of the conduct rules.


About the qualification

Level 5 Professionalism, Conduct and Ethics is designed to consider the concept of personal professionalism and ethics and the application of conduct rules. The qualification provides a focus for this in relation to the financial services industry.

In order to highlight the importance of these topics in today’s banking and financial services, 5PCE  is a mandatory qualification within The London Institute of Banking & Finance’s Professional Qualifications Framework.

The Level 5 Professionalism, Conduct and Ethics qualification is registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Key information

  • Structured study dates
  • Comprehensive study materials are provided
  • Assessed through a coursework assignment


5PCE consists of one mandatory unit.

Unit 1 - Professionalism, Conduct, Ethics and the Individual (PCEI)


The unit explores personal professionalism, professional identity and accountability in the finance sector. It covers the significance of ethics and ethical decision-making and highlights how professionalism can drive behaviours.


View the study timetable

Your registration fee includes the following study support:

  • Online access to learning materials
  • Specimen coursework assignment
  • Webinars and learning activities including e-quizzes
  • Access to online tutor forum


PCEI is assessed through a single coursework assignment comprising three questions requiring short written answers.


Looking for further information


For registration and other enquiries please contact Student and Customer Services on +44 (0)12 2781 8609.