Level 7 Diploma for Chartered Banker


The Diploma for The Chartered Banker is designed to give candidates a broad and balanced understanding and knowledge of the banking sector. It is aimed at anyone who is working within the banking sector who wants to gain a broad understanding of various parts of the sector; this qualification enhances job related skills by studying a wide range of subjects which are designed to enable candidates gain the knowledge and skills both for current practice and the rapidly changing environment of the industry.

The qualification consists of one mandatory 20 credit unit, Professionalism and Ethics, plus 10 other 20 credit units from different combinations of optional units. Candidates must take at least one unit from Optional group A, and at least three units from Optional group B. Additional units can be taken from Optional group C or from any of the remaining units from Optional groups A and B. A total number of 220 credits must be gained to achieve the qualification.

Optional Units:

Group A

  • Building Society Operations
  • Retail Banking in England, Wales & Northern Ireland
  • Business Banking

Group B

  • Financial Management for Bankers
  • Financial Economics
  • Management Strategy and Leadership
  • Business Law

Group C

  • Managing People and Change
  • Call Centre Management in the Financial Services Sector
  • Credit Risk Practice
  • Corporate Finance
  • Private Banking and Wealth Management
  • Management of Operational Risk
  • Marketing and Selling Financial Services
Course Length: 
Up to two years using a blend of supported home study and college tuition.
Entry Requirements: 

Level 5 qualifications in a similar and/or relevent industry experience (subject to interview).


Assessment for this programme is by online examination.

Academic Progression: 

The qualification provides opportunities for progression within an organisation and provides a professional qualification to enhance the standing of individuals and the organisation in which they work.

Please contact the Advice Shop for details of costs and start dates.

Please note that although the information given is believed to be correct at the time of publication, course information, costs where applicable and attendance details may change.

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