Certificate in Microfinance Principles and Practice

  • Available as a standalone module or as contributory module for PBD.
Overview

The Chartered Banker Institute supports the Microfinance sector with a qualification designed to support the dynamic and socially critical microfinance sector. 

The Certificate develops a practitioner’s approach to providing high quality service in the Microfinance environment, through developing an understanding of key accounting principles, financial systems and institutions, products and services, sales and service and management development. The module places emphasis on the practical application of knowledge and skills required for the effective delivery of Microfinance and will require learners to apply combined knowledge from across the specification.

Areas of Study 

  • Key accounting principles 
  • The financial services landscape and how key institutions impact on Microfinance 
  • How customer needs are matched to Microfinance products and services 
  • The key role played by sales and service in Microfinance
  • How effective resource management can aid effective service
  • Applying knowledge and expertise to provide effective Microfinance solutions for customers

Key facts
  • Guided self-study
  • Assessed via online examination 
  • 100 learning hours  
  • Can be studied internationally
Modules

The Certificate provides learners with a comprehensive overview and understanding of the Microfinance sector, covering: 

  • Key accounting principles 
  • The financial services landscape and how key institutions impact on Microfinance 
  • How customer needs are matched to Microfinance products and services 
  • The key role played by sales and service in Microfinance
  • How effective resource management can aid effective service
  • Applying knowledge and expertise to provide effective Microfinance solutions for customers
Am I Eligible?

There are no entry requirements for the Certificate in Microfinance Principles and Practice, and no prior knowledge of the sector is assumed. The certificate's examination is in English.