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Why study an LIBF course?

The LIBF offers an impressive range of professional finance qualifications, as well as several degree programmes. A variety of specialist subjects are on offer including:

  • Retail and commercial banking
  • Risk and Investment
  • Trade finance and investment banking
  • Digital banking
  • Strategic management
  • Asset finance
  • Fintech
  • Financial advice
  • Mortgage advice

Keen to gain professional accreditation that will boost your employability? You’ll find that each specialist area offers a range of certificates and diplomas, which can all be taken as standalone qualifications. However, if you’re aiming to achieve chartered status, you’ll need to combine several of these qualifications in order to gain the relevant professional diploma.  

Thanks to the LIBF‘s industry connections, all of their professional qualifications will develop both your practical skills and your theoretical knowledge. They’re also delivered online, which means that you can access your learning at a time that suits you.

If you’re looking to gain an academic qualification in banking and finance, check out the LIBF’s degree programmes, master’s degree programmes and postgraduate certificates. These are tailored to meet the needs of businesses and will prepare you for a variety of finance-related roles.

Once you’ve signed up to become an LIBF student, you’ll be eligible to apply for membership, which comes with a variety of valuable benefits such as:

  • Access to CPD events and webinars
  • Access to a range of research tools
  • Access to the LIBF’s KnowledgeBank -their award-winning e-library
  • Industry updates and magazine subscriptions
  • Access to professional networking events
  • Access to private LinkedIn groups
  • The opportunity to attend lectures by industry leaders

What jobs can I do with an LIBF qualification?

  • Financial services adviser
  • Mortgage adviser
  • Investment banker
  • Stockbroker
  • Business banker
  • Compliance officer
  • Customer services manager
  • Fund manager
  • Risk officer
  • Wealth manager
  • Underwriter
  • Trader
  • Compliance officer
  • Actuary

What qualifications does the LIBF offer?

Retail banking

  • Level 3 Certificate in Retail and Digital banking
  • Level 4 Diploma in Retail Banking and Conduct of Business
  • Level 4 Certificate in  Relationship Management
  • Level 4 Risk and Regulation in Banking

Business and commercial banking

  • Level 3 Certificate in Business Banking and Conduct
  • Level 4 Diploma in Business and Commercial Banking and Conduct
  • Level 5 Commercial and Corporate Lending
  • Level 4 Certificate in Relationship Management
  • Level 4 Certificate in Supply Chain Finance
  • Level 4 Risk and Regulation in Banking

Financial advice qualifications

  • Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisors
  • Level 4 Diploma in Paraplanning
  • Level 6 Diploma in Financial Advice
  • Level 6 Pension Transfers
  • Level 3 Cert/Level 4 Diploma in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP/CeMAP Professional)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Protection
  • Level 3 Certificate in Regulated Equity Release

Trade finance and transaction banking

  • Level 3 Certificate in International Trade and Finance
  • Level 4 Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees
  • Level 4 Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialists
  • Level 4 Certificate in Trade Finance Compliance
  • Level 4 Certificate in Supply Chain Finance
  • Level 4 Diploma for Qualified Trade Finance Specialists

Specialist qualifications

  • Level 5 Diploma in Asset Finance
  • Level 3 Certificate for Automotive Finance Specialists
  • Level 3 Certificate in SME Lending and Alternative Data

Degree level courses

  • BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Finance, Investment and Risk
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Fintech
  • MSc in Banking and Finance