Simply Academy has achieved Trusted Partner status from The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF).

The LIBF Trusted Partner status is awarded to organisations who have demonstrated that their learning provision is of the highest quality.

LIBF Trusted Partners need to show that they have robust policies and procedures in place to support students. That includes having efficient and easily accessible learning support, reputable and experienced trainers, and training facilities with an ongoing commitment to providing high-quality training programmes.

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Peter Lingley, chief operating officer at Simply Academy, said: “I am delighted that Simply Academy has received Trusted Partner Status as it reinforces the message of quality that we are renowned for.

“Both we and LIBF share the same mission to improve the quality of education within financial services and provide a greater opportunity for all who seek rewarding careers within the sector.

“This is an exciting time for the Academy and we stand ready to work with our clients in aiding their economic resurgence by offering tailored training solutions and quality assured apprenticeship programmes delivered by industry experts.

Mark Heaton, managing director of professional education at The London Institute of Banking & Finance, added: “We are really pleased to be able to award Trusted Partner status to Simply Academy, who consistently deliver high-quality accredited courses.

“Learning styles vary, which is something Simply Academy have taken into consideration through their combination of formal learning with application in practice.

“It is vital that education programmes of a high standard are accessible for budding advisers, to enable them to develop their careers as well as meet the needs of their clients and provide them with the best support and advice possible. The Academy has established itself as a valued member of our community.”

Simply Academy currently provides several courses accredited by LIBF, supporting students studying the LIBF’s Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMAP), Certificate in Regulated Equity Release (CeRER), and Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA).