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Financial Services - Work Based Apprenticeship (Level 3)

This Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Services is delivered in the workplace and enables you to “Earn while you learn”.
Off Site
2 Years
Level 3

Course Overview

This Apprenticeship will allow you to gain new practical skills and theoretical knowledge in supervision, leadership and specialist roles within the Financial Services industry. 

The delivery of this programme will take place within your workplace by a qualified Trainer/Assessor on a one to one basis or in small groups. Your employer will also support you in achieving this qualification.

You will build a portfolio to evidence your competence within a financial services environment. You will demonstrate your ability to build effective relationships and that you comply with regulations. Your learning will depend on the role you play within your specific work sector- i.e. Banking, Insurance, Mortgages & Loans, Pensions, Savings and Investments or Customer Service.


As part of your Apprenticeship, you will also be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy if you do not have a GCSE Grade C in English or Maths, or equivalent. For you to be exempt, you will be required to show us original copies of your certificates.


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Financial Services - Work Based Apprenticeship (Level 3)

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Financial Services - Work Based Apprenticeship (Level 3)

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Course Modules

 These will be tailored dependant on the pathway most suitable to the sector in which you are employed.

Ideal If:

You are employed or starting a new job within the Financial Services Industry or have moved into a new position within your current company requiring you to supervise and manage staff as well as contribute to the improvement of service delivery.  

Still looking for employment? If you want to work in the Financial Services Industry, please contact our Apprenticeship team now by emailing

You'll Learn:

A range of topics are covered within competence and knowledge-based qualifications.

To achieve a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Financial Services, you’ll complete a City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Providing Financial Services (NVQ). In addition, you’ll complete one of the following qualifications:

LIBF Level 3 Certificate in Retail Banking Conduct of Business  

LIBF/CII Level 3 Certificate in Mortgage Advice

CII Level 3 Certificate in Insurance

CII Level 3 Certificate in Financial Services

You will also learn about your Employment Rights and Responsibilities. 

You'll Love:

 The flexibility of this programme. The training will be both on a one to one basis or as part of a group. Blended learning will also be offered to learners.

You'll Progress:

Successful completion will allow you to progress to a career as a team leader, deputy manager or specialist in a financial services organisation. With your level 3 qualification, you will gain recognition as a qualified person within your sector. You could also progress onto a Level 4 qualification in the pathway applicable to your specialism or area of expertise.

You'll Need:

To be permanently employed or seeking employment within the Financial Services Industry and be contracted to work minimum of 21 hours per week. 

Department for Economy currently views Financial Services as a priority industry for development, applications are therefore open to applicants of all ages.  

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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