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Awarding organisations

Awarding organisations develop qualifications. The FSSC plays an important role in supporting the development of the qualifications and ensures that qualifications designed by awarding organisations for the financial services meet the needs of employers.

The following awarding organisations offer qualifications within financial services. To learn more about the qualifications they offer please view the website links provided or the qualifications map.

Organisation Name
ABC Awards (ABC)
Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
The Association of Business Executives (ABE)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (CIoBS)
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
City College Norwich    
City and Guilds Institute
The CFA Society of UK (CFA UK)
The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
Edexcel Limited (EDEXCEL)
Education Development International plc (EDI)
The IFS School of Finance (IFS)
The Institute of Certified Book-Keepers (ICB)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS)
The Institute of Credit Management (ICM)
The Institute of Financial Planning
The Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation (IRRV)
The International Association of Book-Keepers (IAB)
The National Open College Network (NOCN )
Oxford, Cambridge & RSA Exams (OCR)
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI)
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
The Securities & Investment Institute (SII)

Vocational qualification approval process

Please be advised that work is currently underway by the UKCES to develop an approvals process, following the pilot during 2008. In the meantime the FSSC has produced guidance for awarding organisations developing qualifications to be accredited over the next few months.

For more information on this please contact


Tel : 0845 257 3772

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