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CICM Apprenticeships

There are five specifically designed apprenticeship courses over three levels for those wishing to learn the credit profession. The courses are open to everyone between the ages of 16 and 65, even those already part-qualified.

At each Level of apprenticeship you will be able to gain professional CICM qualifications. Alternative qualifications are available.


   Apprenticeship  CICM Qualification gained    End Point Assessment
Level 2    
Credit Controller and Debt Collection Specialist Entry Level award (Level 2) in Certificate in Credit Management*
Level 3    
Advanced Credit Controller and Debt Collection Specialist Apprenticeship Intermediate (Level 3 Diploma in Credit Management or  CICM Level 3 Diploma in Debt Collection
Compliance/Risk Officer Apprenticeship Intermediate (Level 3) award & Diploma in Credit & Collections
  • Portfolio of Evidence with a Professional Discussion
  • An Interview
Level 6    
Senior Compliance/Risk Specialist Apprenticeship Advanced award  (Level 5) & Diploma in Credit & Collections Management
  • One Project
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • A Panel Interview
Financial Services Degree Apprenticeship    


*One additional assignment is required to complete qualification