Take the next step of progression from our leading Certificate in Business Banking and Conduct with the Diploma. Aimed at those in Relationship Management roles within business and commercial banking, the Diploma develops an enhanced skillset business lending, credit analysis and risk management.

The Diploma develops the key skills and practices of being a successful relationship or lending manager. Your studies will cover the necessary evaluation tools for identifying borrowing requirements and recommending sources of appropriate finance options to customers. The Diploma is practically-orientated with a pre-released Case Study reflecting a typical customer lending scenario provided 6 weeks prior to the exam, to enable relation to your own role.

The Diploma consists of three mandatory units, with the two first units shared with the Certificate. If you have already completed the Certificate, you are entitled to a reduced fee and only need to study and pass the final unit to achieve the Diploma.

Key Facts:

  • Registration is open year-round
  • Registration fee includes:
    • Learning manual
    • Exam fee
    • Specimen exam paper for Unit 1 and 2
    • Exemplar paper for Unit 3
  • Unit 3 exam is held twice a year


Completion of the Diploma is a component in our Professional Qualifications Framework and contributes towards the Professional Diploma in Banking & Finance and Chartered Associateship status.

“The Diploma builds upon the knowledge in the Certificate and takes a more practical view in order to apply the knowledge and skills to real life circumstances… DipBB&C provides you with the ability to ask your customers more challenging questions about their business and the market they are trading in, in order to encourage them to think on a broader scale and acknowledge changes and their implications.”

David Buckee, Business Specialist

Find out more and register on the qualification page