LIBF Qualifications

Begin your finance career with an online LIBF course.

Fitting your LIBF qualification around the demands of your life is easier than ever when you study with us. Learn from anywhere while progressing your lucrative career in the finance sector. 

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Advance your finance career with LIBF's Digital Academy

LIBF Trusted Partner The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) are offering students the opportunity to study the Diploma for Financial Advisors (DipFA) with the new 100% online Digital Academy powered by ICS Learn.

The state-of-the-art virtual learning platform enables learners to study from anywhere - whether that's at home or on-the-go - eliminating the need for textbooks altogether.

You'll benefit from engaging and easy to absorb content that hones in everything you need to know to become a successful Financial Adviser, including:

  • FCA rules and guidance,
  • How to find and analyse critical data, and 
  • How to give the best financial advice to your future clients

With live and recorded webinars created to help you ace your exams, and dedicated tutor support just a click away, we're here to help take your career to new heights with the convenience and flexibility of remote learning.

You can study Module 1 (the Financial Services Regulation and Ethics module) separately from Modules 2 to 6 (the Advanced Financial Advice modules). Please contact our LIBF course advisors for more details.

Develop the skills you need to progress with an industry-leading course from LIBF. 

As one of the UK's longest-established professional awarding bodies for the banking and finance sector, The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) has a long history of helping finance professionals enhance their skills and develop their careers. 

LIBF qualifications are perfect if you're looking to develop a fulfilling career, whether it's in mortgage advice, financial advice and more! Their qualifications are also often highly sought after by employers and can be your stepping-stone to further roles in your industry. 

Our online courses for LIBF qualifications will help you:

  • Establish your career and learn best practices 
  • Equip you with the right mix of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to excel in roles
  • Give you the confidence to grow your career

Thanks to the fact that they are completely online, courses for LIBF qualifications can be completed from anywhere - all you need is an internet connection.

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We've helped working professionals improve their skills for over 130 years, offering qualifications to learners that help take their careers to new heights. 

LIBF has provided industry-leading finance and banking qualifications to professionals around the world for more than 140 years. 

Recognised as one of the UK's leading banking and finance professional membership organisations, LIBF offers professionals the chance to advance their careers and stay ahead of the industry curve. 

As the first course to be fully digital and 100% online, the Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) is aimed at individuals looking to become a financial adviser - with no previous experience required. This enables you to study through the LIBF Digital Academy powered by ICS Learn entirely online.

Exploring the key information you'll need to qualify, you'll examine a comprehensive range of topics, including: 

  • The purpose and structure of the UK financial services industry
  • The role and aims of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Regulation regarding financial advice
  • Financial risk
  • Data analysis 
  • How to create and manage financial plans, and 
  • How to communicate financial advice 

If you're looking to qualify as a financial adviser, this course is the perfect place to start. You'll have the support of an immersive virtual learning platform and additional access to supporting online resources. 

The first course of its kind to be completely digitised, you can study the DipFA wherever, and whenever you want. All you need is an internet connection. 

Yes! You can study Module 1 of the Level 4 DipFA individually, or Modules 2 to 6 combined.

Module 1, the Financial Services Regulation and Ethics (FSRE) module, is an ideal introduction to the UK's financial services industry, regulation and ethics.

Over the module, you'll explore the key parts and relationships present in the financial system, regulatory frameworks, the concept of risk, how the FCA approaches ethics and aspects of providing advice. 

It's a great place to start if you want to find out more about how financial services work in the UK.

The module will cost £670 to study and you'll receive student support for 6 months. Payment plans can help you spread the cost over a deposit and 5 monthly payments. 

Modules 2 to 6, on the other hand, make up the Advanced Financial Advice (AFA) modules, which include Taxation, Investment, Protection, and Retirement Planning modules as well as the Coursework module.

Together they will help you to create and maintain better financial plans for customers by deepening your knowledge of the financial system and the various influences that can inform the advice we offer. 

It explores the commercial and regulatory environment, as well as legislation, products, and services that inform the financial advice process, in addition to how risk influences decisions and making informed choices about financial products. 

The module will cost £749 to study and you'll receive student support for 10 months. You can spread payment over 6 months with a deposit and 6 monthly payments. 

If you’re looking to study Module 1 individually or Modules 2 to 6 combined, please contact our LIBF course advisors for more details.

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