First Bank of England staff celebrate passing WBS course

22 March 2018

  • First cohort complete Warwick Business School's new banking qualification
  • In partnership with the Bank of England 72 staff reached Certificate level
  • Governor Mark Carney praises course for attracting diverse backgrounds
  • Graduates now have the chance to study for an MSc or MRes

The first cohort of 72 Bank of England staff to complete the Certificate year of the Central Banking Qualification (CBQ) attended an awards ceremony to celebrate their achievements.

In partnership with the Bank of England WBS launched the new postgraduate qualification in Central Banking and Financial Regulation in 2016.

The CBQ is designed to equip the next generation of central bankers with the technical expertise and practical knowledge needed to continue to fulfil the Bank’s mission of promoting the good of the people of the UK by maintaining monetary and financial stability.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said: “To deliver the Bank of England’s mission to promote the good of the people of the United Kingdom, we need people from a diverse range of backgrounds, with the knowledge and skills to execute the range of our responsibilities.

Celebrate: Governor Mark Carney congratulates a graduate along with Dean Andy Lockett

"The Central Banking Qualification, accredited by the University of Warwick, allows the Bank of England, to hire graduates from a broader set of disciplines and train them as economist and technical specialists.

"I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to the first cohort of Bank staff to have completed the Certificate year of the MSc in Central Banking and Financial Regulation. We are immensely proud of what you have accomplished, and also what you have contributed to the inaugural year of the course.”

Graduates start the programme with a Foundation Year, designed by the Bank of England’s Centre for Central Banking Studies (CCBS).  

After the Foundation Year, WBS delivers a further year of part-time study for a postgraduate Certificate at WBS London at The Shard. 

Graduates then have the opportunity to study further for a Diploma, Master of Science (MSc) or Master of Research (MRes) with training also taking place at WBS London.

For more information about the CBQ, please see the Centre for Central Banking Studies’ latest annual review.

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