Where do I start?

The Professional Education Framework provides a range of opportunities for people at all levels, whatever your qualifications and wherever you are in your career.

 

 

You may be new to banking and have no formal qualifications.

You may be a QFA. Or you may have a degree or a qualification from another professional body.

Wherever you are, your route to the Professional Education Framework designations is outlined below. Click on the appropriate box to find out more information on the individual programmes on the pathway.

It will link you to a page where you’ll find out more details about entry requirements, what you study and how to register.

If you don’t recognise yourself or are not sure where to start, please contact us at info@iob.ie or +353 1 611 6500.

Foundation Certificate

I’m new to banking and I don’t have a degree

If you are just starting out in your career and working in a customer facing role, the Foundation Certificate provides a good introduction to the key areas of the banking profession

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QFA

Become a QFA by completing the Professional Diploma in Financial Advice

Once you have gained 3 years’ banking or other relevant experience

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Specialist Programmes

Complete one of the specialist programmes at Level 8 from The Institute of Banking’s suite of programmes in Risk, Credit, Wealth and Digital Banking.

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Professional Banker

You can now complete the Professional Diploma in Financial Services to become a Professional Banker

Once you have gained 6 years’ relevant experience

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Chartered Banker

You can become a Chartered Banker by completing the Professional Diploma in Banking

Once you have 3 years’ banking or other relevant experience

Complete one of the specialist programmes at Level 8 from The Institute of Banking’s suite of programmes in Risk, Credit, Wealth and Digital Banking

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Professional Banker

You can now complete the Professional Diploma in Financial Services to become a Professional Banker

Once you have gained 6 years’ relevant experience

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Chartered Banker

You can become a Chartered Banker by completing the Professional Diploma in Banking

Once you have 3 years’ banking or other relevant experience

Complete one of the specialist programmes at Level 8 from The Institute of Banking’s suite of programmes in Risk, Credit, Wealth and Digital Banking.

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Professional Banker

You can now complete the Professional Diploma in Financial Services to become a Professional Banker

Once you have gained 6 years’ relevant experience

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Chartered Banker

You can become a Chartered Banker by completing the Professional Diploma in Banking

If you have 3 years’ banking or other relevant experience

Complete one of the specialist programmes at Level 8 from The Institute of Banking’s suite of programmes in Risk, Credit, Wealth and Digital Banking

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Professional Banker

You can now complete the Professional Diploma in Financial Services to become a Professional Banker

Once you have gained 6 years’ relevant experience

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Chartered Banker

You can become a Chartered Banker by completing the Professional Diploma in Banking

I’m an experienced banker

If you’ve been working in banking for years and have gained a depth of expertise and experience but have no formal qualifications, you may apply for admission to any programme using the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. All applications will be accessed individually.

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Depending on your experience and your RPL application, this may take you to a specialist qualification in the areas of Risk, Credit, Wealth or Digital Banking

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Chartered Banker

You may be eligible for the Professional Diploma in Banking to become a Chartered Banker