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The Institute of Financial Services provides FCA approved and benchmark qualifications to professionals engaged in the provision of regulated advice. The qualifications are awarded by its parent organisation, ifs University College, which is the only degree-awarding body in the UK exclusively focused on finance and banking. ifs University College awards a range of professional qualifications on banking and finance subjects up to Masters Level.

Institute of Financial Services Qualifications

Mortgage Advice Qualifications

Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMAP®)
Diploma in Mortgage Advice & Practice (DipMAP®)
Certificate in Regulated Equity Release (CeRER®)

Financial Advice Qualifications

Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA®)
Level 6 Diploma in Financial Advice (AdvDipFA®)
Level 6 Award in Pension Transfers (AwPETR)
Certificate in Long Term Care Insurance (CeLTCI®)
Certificate in Financial Administration and Planning (CeFAP®)
Institute of Financial Services Statement of Professional Standing (SPS)

ifs University College Qualifications

Banking Conduct

Professional qualifications in retail and business banking to ensure that customer-facing staff understand the FCA's regulations. The Certificate in Retail Banking Conduct of Business (CertRBCB®) and is designed for retail banking staff, while the Certificate in Business Banking and Conduct (CertBB&C®) is for business banking professionals.

Trade Finance

Developed in partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce, our trade finance qualifications are designed for those specialist staff in international banks seeking to understand more about Documentary Credits, Demand Guarantees or a broader overview of the international trade finance landscape.

Banking Practice & Management

ifs University College offers both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications for people looking to further their career in the banking sector. The BSc (Hons) in Banking Practice and Management provides students with the knowledge that employers tell us they look for in new recruits, while the post-grad MSc in Banking Practice and Management is designed for aspiring senior managers.

Complaints Handling

ifs University College provides two qualifications designed to enhance students' knowledge of the regulations surrounding the resolution of customer complaints.


For those working or seeking to work in specialist areas of the financial services industry ifs University College offers qualifications in areas such as Consumer Debt Collection and Automotive Finance.

Financial Capability

An understanding the world of banking and finance is increasingly important for today's young people, and ifs University College is at the forefront of providing financial education for 14-19 year olds. In addition, our annual simulated share dealing competition offers the students the chance to test their understanding of financial markets against that of their peers and to get a taste for the finance and

Full-Time degree programmes

ifs University College offers a number of undergraduate degrees designed for those seeking a career in the financial services industry, all delivered at our state-of-the-art City of London campus. These include courses for aspiring investment bankers, entrepreneurs and accountants.