We offer professional conversion routes to Chartered Banker designed for those qualified in other key professions operating within the banking sector.
We have tailored this conversion programme specifically for Associates of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB) or the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (ACIBS)*. The programme recognises the learning covered to achieve the associateship, asks candidates to reflect on the changes that have taken place in the sector since qualifying and challenges them to consider and apply their knowledge and skill to ethical dilemmas.
*Open to those ACIBS holders that enrolled for their Associateship qualification prior to April 2006.
What is invovled?
To become a Chartered Banker, you are required to complete a piece of reflective work in which you will demonstrate:
- an awareness of how banking and banking regulation have changed since completing your initial qualification, and how these changes affect current banking practice;
- an understanding of the key principles of customer-focused ethical professionalism in a banking environment; and
- an ability to apply ethical thinking, decision-making and professional judgement to situations at work in which ethical dilemmas and conflicts of interest may arise.
The Chartered Banker Professional Conversion Programme offers a route to Chartered Banker status that builds on your existing knowledge, skills and experience.
The Chartered Banker Professional Conversion Programme for ACIBs/ACIBSs costs £595 (£495 for current ACIBS members). This includes: Professionalism, Ethics and Regulation study text, assignment marking, and (for non members) one year’s membership of the Chartered Banker Institute, including access to the Institute’s online resources, and a subscription to Chartered Banker magazine.
- Although candidates will have up to 12 months from the date of registration to complete the conversion course, it is expected that most candidates will require just 8-12 weeks to study the material provided and complete the assignment.
- The conversion course is assessed by a work-based assignment submitted for marking.
- The assignment is marked out of 100 and candidates must achieve 60% to pass.
- Candidates who fail the assignment on the first attempt will be offered one half hour telephone coaching session during which they will be given feedback on their strengths and development areas, and asked to submit a re-worked version of their assignment. A re-submission fee of £100 to cover the costs of coaching and marking will be payable.
- On successful completion of the assignment, candidates will be awarded Chartered Banker status, and invited to become Members of the Chartered Banker Institute.