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Quality assured financial training

Looking to start a new career in financial advice?

Our unique training school gives you not just the right qualifications but also the day-to-day skills you’ll need to become a successful financial adviser.

Here at The London Institute of Banking & Finance, our mission is to help you reach your educational and career goals by ensuring you have the tools and support you need to achieve the success you deserve. So we have teamed up with our trusted partners at Simply Academy to give The London Institute of Banking & Finance members the opportunity to access their first class professional training. These courses will allow you to learn the valuable day-to-day skills you’ll need to work as an adviser on top of “knowing your stuff” from a technical point of view.



The London Institute of Banking & Finance trusted partner status is awarded to organisations who have demonstrated that their learning provision is of the highest quality.

Simply Academy have shown that they have robust policies and procedures in place to support students. That includes having efficient and easily accessible learning support, reputable and experienced trainers, and training facilities with an ongoing commitment to providing high-quality training programmes.

Our courses

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Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA)

Entry Level 4

The DipFA is a FCA approved qualification and designed specifically for those who are new to the financial services world. With as little as seven months of part time study, this course will equip you with the technical skills and knowledge you need to legally offer advice on retail investments.

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CPD accredited

This unique CPD accredited programme has been designed to complement the technical knowledge provided by your regulatory qualification. Undertaking this programme will help you develop the interpersonal skills you’ll need to excel as a financial adviser.

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Really enjoyed the course. I came away with a greater understanding of the topic. Prior to the course, I felt very overwhelmed and didn't know where to start. Thank you to Dave for making it fun and interactive.

Joanne F
DipFA webinar student

Simply Academy is accredited as a trusted partner by The London Institute of Banking & Finance
Simply Academy awarded the Highest Rated Courses Brilliance Award 2019 from CourseCheck

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