Qualifications Forum

Qualifications Forum


The purpose of the forum is to support the development and implementation of the sector qualification strategies and provide a mechanism for collaborative engagement.

The objectives with the forum are to:

  • Engage in strategic level discussions about all aspects of qualification development and implementation for the sector 
  • Maintain progress in moving forward towards a more coherent and rational qualifications framework for the financial services sector 
  • Ensure the framework is fit for purpose in meeting the needs of employers and learners, using creative and innovative solutions 
  • Be aware of the global nature of financial services and the ways in which this may affect the strategy adopted by companies to training and education 
  • Take account of new and emerging policy and practice and agree how this should be applied in the context of the sector 
  • Facilitate the introduction of a more stream-lined qualification development and accreditation process 
  • Encourage and support best practice

Members of the forum include representatives from:

  • Financial services employer 
  • FSP
  • Awarding organisations who offer qualifications in the sector 
  • Other stakeholders dependent on agenda items

All members must be able to commit to action on behalf of their organisation


  • The forum will meet up to three times per year, generally in London

Useful Links
Links to SQS and Action Plans (pdf).

For more information on qualifications and awarding organisations please contact: [email protected].



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