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Financial Services Professional

Helping companies or individuals with their financial planning.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
42 months
Current funding band
Up to £18,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • explaining complex information simply and clearly
  • providing specialist advice to small and medium size business customers
  • investment advice, trading and post-trade services
  • providing transactional and process management

Apprentices will be required to take one of the following professional qualifications:

  • advanced diploma in retirement provision (PMI associate membership - APMI designation)
  • CFA Institute - CFA level 1
  • CISI certificate in private client investment advice and management
  • CII advanced diploma in financial planning
  • London institute of banking and finance: chartered associate programme
  • chartered banker institute: associate chartered banker diploma
  • CISI diploma in investment operations L6
  • chartered institute of credit management: CICM level 5 diploma in Credit Management
  • apprentices without level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) English and maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to apply for the appropriate level of professional membership aligned with this apprenticeship.

End Point Assessment

There are no end point assessment organisations for this standard yet. There is a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment. New organisations are added regularly.

If you have an urgent need to select an assessment organisation for this standard, please email with details.