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Level 6 Professionalism, Conduct and Ethics (6PCE)

The Level 6 Professionalism, Conduct and Ethics (6PCE) qualification has been designed to provide a recognised qualification for financial services managers to demonstrate their professionalism and understanding of how ethical issues impact decision-making.

6PCE builds upon 5PCE to look at the concepts of Professionalism, Conduct and Ethics from a managerial perspective.

About the qualification

This Level 6 qualification develops the skills to support managers progress into leaders within organisations. It ensures effective compliance with rules and regulations and supports professional and ethical decision-making. The focus is on the distinction between leadership and management and the ethical dilemmas facing leaders and managers.

In order to highlight the importance of these topics in today’s banking and financial services, 6PCE is a mandatory qualification within The London Institute of Banking & Finance’s Professional Qualifications Framework.

The Level 6 Professionalism, Conduct and Ethics qualification is registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Key information

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


6PCE consists of two mandatory units.

Students who have completed 5PCE will only need to study Unit 2 to complete the 6PCE qualification.

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.

Unit 2 - Professionalism, Conduct and Ethics for Managers (PCEM)


This unit explores the impact of professionalism, conduct and ethics from the perspective of the manager and how it impacts on their personal approach.  It will also cover the influence of organisational culture on ethics within a compliance based industry.


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.

PCEM is assessed through a single coursework assignment comprising one essay.


Looking for further information


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