Chartered Banker Diploma

CB2011 - Chartered Banker Diploma

Recognised and supported by major banking and organisations across the globe, the Chartered Banker Diploma is a world class qualification that will help you achieve and maintain the standards of excellence and professionalism expected by clients and employers. It’s a challenging programme which combines the theory and practice of banking and aims to provide you with an extensive, detailed knowledge which will enable you to critically analyse key banking themes. It has been designed to enable you to make professional judgements and informed decisions in everyday practice.

Key Facts 


Each module costs £995 and includes your study text, as well as your first exam entry fee. Exam resits cost £185 per module. 

Each module is assessed by a compulsory assignment and a written online examination.

You can sit your exams at any one of our examination centres throughout the UK. Results will be available within six weeks of you sitting the examination.

Your registration is valid for 12 months. You should sit and pass your module within this time.

In order to study the Chartered Banker Diploma you must become a member of the Institute.

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" The Chartered Banker qualification is a very worthwhile and all-encompassing qualification for anyone who wants to demonstrate their professionalism and dedication to the banking profession. "

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Chartered Banker, MCIBS, Barclays Corporate Real Estate Services

The Chartered Banker Diploma is based on the completion of the compulsory module, Professionalism, Ethics & Regulation, a credit / lending module (Credit & Lending or Applied Business and Corporate Banking) and three other modules of your choice from the list below. If however you have already attained the Associate Chartered Banker Diploma qualification, you will only need to complete two additional modules but must cover a credit / lending module during your studies.
Please note that the enrolment period for each module is 12 months. We therefore recommend you do not apply for all your modules at once. If you need advice please contact us.
Click on each individual subject below, to view the module specification.

Compulsory module

Professionalism, Ethics and Regulation

Credit & Lending modules

Applied Business and Corporate Banking

Credit & Lending

 Optional modules 

Banking for High Net worth Individuals
Contemporary Issues in Banking

Operations Management

Retail Banking

Risk Management in Banking

Our modules are supported by a team of highly experienced tutors.


Yes, if you have relevant experience and at least one of the following:

  • An Advanced Diploma or an Associate Chartered Banker Diploma
  • A degree from a recognised university
  • A regulatory qualification such as Mortgage Advice and Practice Certificate (MAPC) or Diploma in Investment Planning (DipIP)
  • Other professional qualifications may also be considered




You will receive a comprehensive workbook for each Chartered Banker Diploma module and will have access to:

  • individual tutor support
  • practice and revision kit
  • passcards that summarise key topics and give exam-relevant guidance
  • access to your own personal area of our website 'My Institute' 

View a sample of the learning material that is available to you: 
Chartered Banker Diploma - Credit Products and Services (Chapter 3)

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Niall started with the Professional Banker Certificate, progressing onto the Professional Banker Diploma, then completed the Associate Chartered Banker Diploma. Due to his prior learning with us, he will only be required to complete a further three Chartered Banker modules to become a Chartered Banker.

Jai has no professional qualifications. He has, however, undertaken internal training with his employer (a UK leading bank) which he learns has been accredited by us, at Associate Chartered Banker Diploma. Jai completes the Chartered Banker Diploma by studying:

• the compulsory module: Professionalism Ethics and Regulation;
• a core module: Risk Management; and
• an elective module: Credit and Lending.

Sally has impressed her manager since joining the bank’s Private Banking team. It is suggested that she should consider achieving Chartered Banker. Sally has a degree and her manager thinks that, despite in lack of her banking experience, her academic abilities would help her study at that level. To help her gain the underpinning knowledge needed to study the Chartered Banker modules, Sally’s route will include the Professional Banker module. She completes the Chartered Banker Diploma by studying:

  • the compulsory module: Professionalism, Ethics and Regulation;
  • three core modules;
  • an elective module: Banking for High Net-Worth Individuals.