Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age

  • Advanced Diploma in Banking & Leadership in a Digital Age launching 2018
Overview

The Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age (formerly known as the Chartered Banker Diploma) is the Institute’s gold standard qualification. Leading to Chartered status, it is recognised globally in setting the standard for individuals and firms who seek to achieve the highest level of excellence and professionalism in banking. Advances in regulation, technology and customer expectation are rapidly changing the banking environment and the Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age builds the capability of today’s and tomorrow’s banking professionals. The Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age develops their strategic judgement and expertise in working in a digital age, alongside developing core banking skills in areas including credit and risk.  

After completing the Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age, learners become qualified Members of the Institute. As such, they will be entitled to use the professional designation Chartered Banker and the designatory letters MCIBS after their name. The Institute membership community reaches across 83 countries globally, including individuals from Australia, the Caribbean, China, Hong Kong, India, and Ireland. Being a Chartered Banker demonstrates expertise, and a commitment to personal development and professionalism.

Please read below our transition document.

The Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age - Transition Document


We are delighted to offer an early bird discount till the 31st of December of £995 per module. As of the 1st of January, module prices will revert to the normal pricing of £1295 per module.
 

The benefits and importance of Chartered Status

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The benefits and importance of Chartered Status

 

Key facts
  • Can be completed within as little as 18 months to support apprenticeship and graduate programmes.
  • Blended learning approach with core reading, online resources, and an interactive, online Study Guide to support learning.
  • Includes substantial coverage of technology, leadership and change, in addition to core banking knowledge.
  • Each unit is assessed by an assignment to demonstrate application of learning at work.
  • Ensures that individuals have the knowledge to meet current and emerging regulatory requirements for the demonstration of high professional standards.
  • Each module costs £1,295 (Early bird rate of £995 to 31 December 2018) and includes your study text, as well as your first assignment submission fee. Assignment resubmissions cost £100 per module.
  • In order to study the Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age you must become a member of the Institute. An annual subscription fee of £60 will become payable upon registration.
     

Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age - FAQ's

What is a Chartered Banker?

The future of banking will look very different from banking today, as banks, banking and bankers face many challenges: technological, socio-demographic, regulatory, political and reputational.

Our global banking profession needs leaders who understand the forces transforming banking and can shape them in a way that benefits customers, communities and society as a whole. Leaders who are highly skilled, professional bankers, with expert knowledge of credit, risk, regulation, operations and technology. Leaders and professional bankers with a strong sense of social purpose, who are proud of the positive role banks can play in supporting economic life and prosperity.

These leaders are the future of banking. They are Chartered Bankers.

What is the Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age?

The Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age is the flagship global banking qualification for individuals at all stages of their career who wish to play a significant role shaping the future of banking. Awarded by the Chartered Banker Institute, the oldest institute of bankers in the world, The Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age combines the universal principles of banking (e.g. credit, risk) with up-to-date study of banking in a digital age.

What will I learn?

You will develop and demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge and skill of the principles and practice of banking: credit, risk, regulation, operations and technology; plus bank leadership and strategy, all in the context of the major global forces shaping the future of banking today. You will study 4 modules:

Bank Leadership, Management & Strategy in a Digital Age

  • Bank Strategy, Operations & Technology
  •  Bank Risk Management

Principles & Practice of Banking in a Digital Age

  • Professionalism & Ethics, and either:
  •  Personal & Private Banking OR
  • Commercial Lending

Can I apply for exemptions?

The Institute is committed to ensuring that, where appropriate, knowledge and skills which are gained via the certificated programmes of other recognised awarding bodies can be given credit towards its own professional qualification programmes. For more information on exemptions and how to apply, please see the relevant page on our website.

How will I learn?

You will learn at your own pace, studying when and where it suits you, and can take a break from your studies if you need to. Our online, blending learning programme will provide you with all the materials you need to develop your expert knowledge of banking in a digital age, breaking each module down into smaller units for you to work through, and signposting additional resources for you to access when you want.

What support will I get?

We want you to succeed in your studies and will give you every chance to do so! Each module is studied via our online, blended learning system which breaks down your learning into manageable units, each with a progress check test to make sure you have learned the key concepts from that unit. Modules are supported by recommended reading texts commissioned by the Chartered Banker Institute (available in hard copy or electronically), and by tutors who will intervene if they see you struggling or if you ask for help.

How long will it take?

You can learn at your own pace, but most students complete The Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age in 18-24 months, similar to a part-time Masters degree.

How will this help my career development?

Gaining The Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to play a leading role in banking as it continues to undergo significant, disruptive change. It will give you a banking qualification sought after by banks and supported by regulators, marking you out as a professional banker and a leader in the future of banking.

Is the Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age for me?

If you want to play a leading role in the future of banking and develop and demonstrate your knowledge of both the core principles of banking, and of banking in a digital age, then the Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age is for you!

How is Chartered Banker recognised?

Chartered Banker is recognized and supported by most major UK banks, and helps individuals meet the requirements of the PRA and FCA’s Senior Manager and Certification Regimes.

Internationally, Chartered Bankers can be found in more than 50 countries, and there are international recognition agreements in place in major banking centres including: Australia, The Bahamas, Dubai, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Malaysia and Pakistan.

What happens after I pass the Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age?

You will be invited to become a member of the Chartered Banker Institute, entitled to use the “Chartered Banker” professional designation on your business card. Becoming a Chartered Banker is a privilege as well as a great opportunity, and to remain a Chartered Banker you have to make an annual declaration to comply with the Chartered Banker Code of Professional Conduct, and to keep your knowledge and skills up to date via CPD.

What next?

For many bankers, becoming a Chartered Banker is their goal, and leads to many career opportunities. Some Chartered Bankers want to continue their studies and can gain an Accelerated MBA from Bangor University via our Chartered Banker MBA partnership.

 

Modules

Developed by industry experts and informed by student feedback, the syllabus blends core banking skills with a technological edge, to help students fulfil the requirements of their current role and prepare them for the future. To become a Chartered Banker each learner must complete 4 modules which provide a comprehensive understanding of banking in a digital age: 

Bank Leadership, Management & Strategy in a Digital Age

  • Bank Strategy, Operations & Technology 
  • Bank Risk Management

Principles & Practice of Banking in a Digital Age

  • Professionalism & Ethics, and either:
  • Personal & Private Banking; or
  • Commercial Lending
     

Each module is delivered via an interactive Study Guide, accessible online, which breaks the learning into bite size units, offering a structured pathway for learners and providing a short end of unit comprehension check to confirm understanding. Learners move at their own pace whilst employers have oversight through regular progress reports and learner analytics.

Download the module specifications for further information:
 

 

Am I Eligible?
  • There are no formal entry requirements however you must be willing to put in the necessary study hours. If you are new to banking, we recommend completing the Professional Banker Certificate and Professional Banker Diploma first.  These qualifications will help you to establish a foundation in the subject matter.
Resources
  • Text books
  • Interactive Study Guide
  • Discussion forum and access to subject experts
  • Access to your own personal area of our website 'My member area'
     
Case studies