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LIBF Partner with ICS Learn to Launch 100% Online DipFA

The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) is partnering with ICS Learn, one of the UK’s largest online learning providers, to launch an innovative 100% online diploma in financial advice. The diploma will help budding financial advisers get their career in the growing financial advice sector off to a flying start.

lCS Learn will offer LIBF’s Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) qualification using the  all-new, 100% online digital academy – an innovative online learning platform that allows learners to study the diploma entirely at their own pace, online. This is the first time that the qualification has been offered 100% online.

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LIBF’s Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) is aimed at professionals looking to start a new career in the financial advice field. Providing a comprehensive exploration of the fundamental skills, knowledge and expertise that are needed to work in financial advice, the Level 4 DipFA is the minimum required qualification from the FCA to work as a financial adviser in the UK. This means that once completed, students can apply for certification as a qualified financial adviser.

The new Digital Academy offers students an innovative way to study to become a qualified financial adviser. Focused on flexibility, convenience and making the learning process more manageable, it also offers a range of other features including paperless learning, multi-device access, live and recorded webinars, dedicated tutor support and interactive learning content.

Colin Kennedy, CEO of ICS Learn, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be able to offer this diploma for the first time, combined with this new, forward-thinking Digital Academy. Online learning looks set to become essential to the growth and development of the financial services sector in the future, so we’re proud to be leading the way by being the first company to offer this specific learning format.”

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John Somerville, Head of Financial Services at The London Institute of Banking & Finance said: “Our Diploma in Financial Advice remains ever popular with new industry professionals, and financial advice firms, so we are delighted to be able to offer students a new and exciting way to learn their trade through the new Digital Academy. Online learning is an essential offering in the fast-moving world of learning and will improve understanding and success rates across the financial services sector.”

Founded in 1889, ICS Learn is one of the world’s oldest distance learning providers and the UK’s biggest provider of online learning professional qualifications. With over 25,000 learners in more than 100 countries, the company offers qualifications in Human Resources, Business Management and, more recently, Banking and Finance.

Founded in 1879, The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) provides education and training in banking and finance all around the world. It is an awarding body for professional qualifications in areas including regulated advice, retail and commercial banking, and for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in banking and finance. It is also the only specialist provider of personal finance qualifications in schools and colleges around the UK.


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