Distance Learning Courses

The ABFA's Distance Learning Programme is comprised of three layers of qualifications - the ABFA Foundation Course, the ABFA Certificate Course and the ABFA Diploma Course (Inc Personal Development Module). The online aspects of the courses are delivered through our new Learning Management System(LMS).

Download the programme for full details of all ABFA day and distance learning courses taking place in 2017. If you would like printed copies to share in your office, please call +44 (0)20 3934 1477 or email helen.john@ukfinance.org.uk.


Distance Learning 2018

Diploma Module: Legal Aspects of Asset Based Lending 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 31 May 2018


The Legal Aspects of Asset Based Lending module is a sub-element of the ABFA Diploma course. This module enables students to develop a thorough understanding of Legal Aspects in Asset Based Financing and provides a practical understanding that can assist in the day-to-day application of the law to circumstances.

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

elearning Module: Anti-Money Laundering
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
£20 (Members & Associates)/ £50 Non members

This e-learning course has been designed for all staff working within the asset based finance industry requiring Anti-Money Laundering training, particularly staff handling, or responsible for the handling of transactions which may involve Money Laundering.

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

elearning Module: Information Security and your Responsibilities
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
£20 (Members & Associates) / £50 Non members

This course is a comprehensive look at why information security is important. It explains how to mitigate information security risks and what responsibilities staff have for information security in their job roles.

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

Certificate Module: Legal Aspects 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
£175 +VAT (Members & Associates) £200 +VAT (Non-Members)

This module gives students an understanding of the different types of business structures in the UK and the basic English law, including contract law and laws in relation to the sale of goods or services.

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

Certificate Module: Financial Analysis 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
£175 +VAT (Members & Associates) £200 +VAT (Non-Members)

This module focuses on giving the student a better understanding financial statements. It explains the different elements of a set of accounts, their purpose and what they can tell you about a company. The module also gives the student a number of tools that can be used to evaluate a business’s financial performance

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

elearning Module: Countering Bribery and Corruption
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
£20 (Members & Associates) / £50 Non members

This course enables staff to protect themselves and their organisation against bribery and corruption and the reputational and financial damages that come from involvement with this.

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

elearning Module: How to Comply with the Data Protection Act 1998
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
£20 (Members & Associates)/ £50 Non members

This course gives a comprehensive insight into a company’s legal obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

Foundation Course 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
£299 Members & Associates £399 Non-Members (+ VAT)

The Foundation course is the first level of the UK Finances IFABL distance learning programme and provides an overview of the invoice finance industry. It is designed give staff a general understanding of the workings of the industry and an awareness of Clients’ expectations and issues.

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

Certificate Course 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
£750 +VAT for six modules (Members & Associates) £1,100 +VAT for six modules (Non-Members)

The Certificate Course is the second level of UK Finances IFABL Distance Learning Programme. It is a natural continuation from the Foundation Course and provides a solid base for the Diploma Course. The course is an industry-wide recognised professional qualification in its own right.

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

Certificate Module: The Asset Based Finance Landscape 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
£175 +VAT (Members & Associates) £200 +VAT (Non-Members)

This module gives the student a detailed background into how invoice finance originally came about, and the development of asset based finance in the UK. In addition, the module outlines the current landscape, including the marketplace, the products available and the role of the Professional Standards and Complaints Framework.

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

Certificate Module: Client Management 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
£175 +VAT (Members & Associates) £200 +VAT (Non-Members)

This module covers many aspects of managing a client, from the point of take on, to client visits and reviews, to managing the dual role of risk and relationship. The module also covers invoice finance accounting methods, including statements and availability calculations. Risks associated with invoice finance are highlighted, along with warning signs and preventative measures to minimise risk.

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

Certificate Module: Fraud & Risk 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
£175 +VAT (Members & Associates) £200 +VAT (Non-Members)

This module focuses on specific issues that might lead to an invoice finance provider losing money. Areas covered include invoice errors, quality of goods or services, delivery problems (including POD’s, free issue goods, part deliveries etc), discounts and returns, and fraudulent activity.

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

Diploma Module: Legal Aspects of Invoice Finance 2017
13 Jan 2018 - 30 May 2018


The Legal Aspects of Invoice Finance module is a sub-element of the ABFA Diploma course. This module equips students with the knowledge and understanding of invoice finance legal issues faced in day-to-day work, whether in new business, surveys, audits, client relations, recoveries or other operational areas.

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

Diploma Module: Financial Understanding 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
£700 +VAT for Members, Associates and Non-Members

Course bookings are now open for Financial Understanding 2018 module and the course will start on 1 April 2018. This module from the Diploma course gives students an in-depth understanding of the various financial statements regardless of their layout, and the ability to highlight trends or issues when dealing with prospects or clients in the asset based finance industry

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

Diploma Module: Operational Aspects of Invoice Finance 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
£450 +VAT for Members, Associates and Non-Members

Registration by 31 May 2018 for examination in November 2018. The module enables students to develop a thorough understanding of invoice finance and covers the following operational aspects of invoice finance:

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

Diploma Module: Operational Aspects of Asset Based Lending 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
£450 +VAT for Members, Associates and Non-Members

Registration by 31 May 2018 for examination in November 2018. This Diploma module enables students to develop a thorough understanding of asset based lending.

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

Diploma Module: Legal Aspects of Asset Based Lending 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 31 May 2019
£450 +VAT for Members, Associates and Non-Members

Registration by 30 November 2018 for examination in May 2019. This module of the Diploma course enables students to develop a thorough understanding of asset based lending and covers the following legal aspects of ABL finance:

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 

Diploma Module: Legal Aspects of Invoice Finance 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 31 May 2019
£450 +VAT for Members, Associates and Non-Members

Registration by 30 November 2018 for examination in May 2019. This module from the Diploma course enables students to develop a thorough understanding of invoice finance and covers the following legal aspects of invoice finance:

View Details / Book

Online
 course

 


Cancellation Policy for All Courses

Cancellations will only be accepted in writing (email is acceptable) and will be refunded in full up to four weeks prior to the event date, subject to a £30 administration fee. Cancellations received between four weeks and two weeks prior to the event date will be charged at 65 per cent of the cost. No refunds will be given for cancellations received within two weeks of the event date. Name changes can be made free of charge at any time. Please contact helen.john@ukfinance.org.uk regarding any questions on the Distance Learning Programme.

ABFA Substitutions

Name changes can be made free of charge on the website at any time up to five days prior to the event date. For any name changes after this date, please contact us.

ABFA Photo/Video Disclaimer

By registering for and attending this event, you agree that your image may be used at any time, without further notification, for printed materials, web sites, social media, live-streaming, webcasts, and other marketing and event purposes.