Professional Diploma in Banking Practice and Management

Provided by London School of Business & Finance


Awarded by LSBF

Course introduction


The Professional Diploma in Banking Practice and Management (PDipBPM®), is a professional qualification for people working or aspiring to work in the financial services industry.  Students who successfully complete the PDipBPM meet the entry requirements for the ifs Level 6 BSc (Hons) Banking Practice and Management.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

The Professional Diploma in Banking Practice and Management has the aims to:

  • Provide an up-to-date body of learning in relation to the financial services sector (using UK financial services as a basis for illustrating core concepts), recognising that international students will seek to apply these core concepts to their particular financial services environments.
  • Enable the student to develop comprehensive knowledge and understanding of key banking and finance practices, theory and application relevant to the management of banking services and activities.
  • Develop the student’s ability to apply specialised, current knowledge of banking and finance concepts, theories and applications using practice-based and/or work-based learning approaches.
  • Provide the student with the opportunity to evaluate the impact of the changing regulatory and operating environment, technical change and risk management in order to make and justify decisions and recommendations relevant to the management of banking services and activity.
  • Develop the student’s ability to identify customer needs and expectations and to manage provision of services to them.
  • Increase the student’s awareness of the importance of moral/ethical, social, economic and environmental issues within the banking and financial services sector in general.
  • Provide opportunities for the student to develop the necessary skills and competencies to move on to further study within the discipline and to develop professionalism in the context of a banking sector managerial role.

Area of Studies

At the end of this course, students will:

  • The range of financial services organisations, the external environment within which they operate and the products and services they deliver
  • The processes, procedures and practices required for the effective management and governance of banking and financial organisations.
  • Subject-specific theories and concepts relating to banking and financial services generally and how these apply in a practical work environment.
  • Financial services, markets and banking practice as evolving disciplines that need to respond to the constantly changing legal and regulatory environment.
  • The sources, uses and management of finance; the use of accounting and other information.
  • The analysis of customer expectations and the provision and orientation of services and products to meet these expectations.
  • The different types of risk and how these can be managed.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Age

At least 18 years old

Minimum Academic Entry Requirement

  • Professional Certificate in Banking (PCertB) OR
  • Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field, OR
  • LSBF Diploma in Banking and Finance.
Mature applicants

To be considered for mature entry you will be required to meet the following criteria:
  • Be aged 30 or over with 8 years of relevant experience
  • Unable to meet the standard entry criteria for Professional Diploma in Banking Practice and Management (PDipBPM)
As a mature applicant, you are required to submit a current CV supported by a 500 to 600 word statement indicating why you have chosen to undertake the programme and how it will support your career plans. If you do not meet the minimum entry criteria for GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics you should briefly describe your Mathematical ability as part of your statement. If invited to progress an interview may be held.

You may also register for the PDipBPM if you can demonstrate through prior certificated and / or experiential learning that you have achieved the learning outcomes for the Professional Certificate in Banking / Professional Certificate in Financial Services.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Teaching may include the following:

Case Studies
Analysis of reports
Computer simulation

Full Time: 12 Months
Part-time: 12 Months

Full-Time/Part-Time: January, April, July, October

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: