There is a wide range of information that will be useful to you as a student on one of our programmes.  This information relates to the key academic activities that students are involved in, from initial application and registration, to continuous assessment and exam as well as the main policies and regulations that govern our programmes.

Our professional education framework represents a flexible education pathway that provides learning and development opportunities wherever you are in your career. The steps outlined below details one path up through the framework, but you can access the framework at any step to take specialist qualifications, depending on your career and learning need.

Programmes and Designations Framework 21—22

Key Dates

Pre exams

The exams

After the exams

Appealing Exam Results:

Quality Assurance Policy

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy

Equality, Diversion and Inclusion Policy

What are the minimum device requirements to take my exam with Proctorio?

A laptop or computer running Windows 7+, macOS 10.11+, Ubuntu 18.04+ or Chrome 58+

  • A working webcam - 320x240 VGA resolution (minimum) internal or external for all systems

  • Microphone - any Microphone, either internal or external for all systems

  • Proctorio Browser Extension - you will be required to download and install this extension in advance of your exam. . Download the extension here.

  • Intel Pentium or better (Mac users will require an Intel processor, Chrome OS users will require Intel Pentium or Arm)

  • 250MB free disk space

  • 2GB Free RAM

  • 0.092-0.189 Mbps upload speed

  • Microsoft word – accepted file types are: Word 2007 document. docx or Word document .doc

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How do I install the Proctorio extension?

You can get the Proctorio extension at This process only needs to be done once. The extension will update automatically.

Who do I contact if I’m having a problem on the day of my Proctorio exam?

For Technical Support: Contact [email protected] or Support | Proctorio .

To advise IOB of technical issues contact IOB via the chat located on our website, or email [email protected] (note in subject line Proctorio) or phone 01 611 6500.

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Do I lose exam time during the pre-check process of my Proctorio exam?

No. The exam timer does not start until after the pre-checks are complete.

Once I install Proctorio, is it always on?

No, Proctorio only runs during an exam and during exam review. Test takers can tell when Proctorio is “on” because the Proctorio extension shield icon will turn green. Since Proctorio is a browser extension, it can be uninstalled or disabled immediately after an exam is submitted and reinstalled or enabled in time for the next exam.

Does Proctorio have access to my web history?

No, Proctorio does not have access to your browser history.

How will I access my exam paper for my Proctorio exam ?

This will be through the module page in IOB Learn. Further instructions will follow at a later stage.

Has the format of the written paper changed for my Proctorio?

The exam will be closed book, in the same exam format as usual and remotely invigilated.

When does Proctorio start and stop recording?

Proctorio only records during an exam and if the video/audio/screen recording settings are enabled by the exam administrator. Recording starts right as you enter the exam, after the diagnostics pre-check and exam agreement have been completed. Recording stops as soon as the test takers submits or closes the exam.

Who is watching me when I am using Proctorio?

Only approved representatives at IOB have access to your audio, video, and screen recordings.

Does Proctorio use face recognition?

No, Proctorio only uses face detection and gaze detection which cannot uniquely identify an individual’s face.

Is Proctorio Spyware?

No. Proctorio makes the test fully aware of what permissions are required to enter a Proctorio exam. Proctorio software runs as a browser extension, meaning its access to the information on a test takers personal computer is limited and it cannot access personal files or change system settings.

I wear glasses and the webcam isn’t picking up my image?

You may be experiencing glare from the reflection with the lenses. To fix this, try adjusting the angle of your head a bit. You can also turn down the brightness on your computer monitor. You may remove your glasses in order to pass the pre-check and put them back on once the exam begins.

I don’t want my exam administrator to see my room? What should I do?

We recommend that test takers take their exams in a neutral area. If possible, some options are your kitchen table, your living room, or public area like a library.

What happens if I move to check the time during my Proctorio exam?

Subtle movements, such as the ones mentioned, are not likely to be flagged.

How do I apply for a programme?

The majority of IoB level 8 and 9 programmes have an online application process which can be accessed from the programme specific pages. Once students have been approved for entry onto their programme they will then be prompted to register online for their chosen module(s).

Level 7 programmes (except PDC) do not require an application process as the entry requirements for working in financial services is equivalent to applying to a level 7 programme. You can proceed directly to the shopping cart from My Institute or through the relevant programme page to register online for their chosen module(s).

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I have applied for a programme – what happens next?

Your application will be considered based on the information you have provided. Once we are satisfied that you meet the entry requirements, you will be registered onto the programme and receive an email that will instruct you to register and pay for individual modules within your programme of study.

What is the difference between the application and registration closing date?

The application date is the date by which you should submit your online application for consideration. You only apply for a programme once, at the start of your programme of study. The registration date is the date by which you need to register for the individual modules you wish to take in that trimester.

I am already registered to a programme – how do I register for the next module?

Please register for your next module within your shopping cart in IOB Learn.

What browsers can I use for my exam?

Supported browsers are Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Opera or Brave

I have failed a module and need to retake it - how can I retake/re-register?

For the majority of modules, you can re-register online through IOB Learn.

If the programme/module you are looking to re-register to is not appearing in this section, then please contact customer service on 01 6116500.

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When will I receive my textbook?

You will normally receive your textbook, (IoB published or the Principles and Practice of Banking textbook) within two weeks of the trimester start date or within 10 working days of your registration being processed.

We will send textbooks to your work address unless you have advised us that we should send them to your home address. IOB does not take responsibility for textbooks which have been misplaced or the non-receipt of textbooks which have been dispatched to home addresses. If you change your address after registering, you will need to locate the textbook at the address you provided at the time of registration.

It is your responsibility to make sure that you have the most up-to-date materials for your studies, including an up-to-date textbook. You can find a copy of the most up-to-date IoB published textbook on My Institute.

Re-registration students can purchase an up-to-date textbook if required, as this is not automatically re-issued.

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What do I need to do if I am not fluent in English or if English Language is not my first Language?

IOB programmes are delivered through English and students are expected to be proficient in English. This proficiency is typically evidenced by use in the daily working environment, through passing English as a subject in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination/equivalent, by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language test or through other documented verifiable means. This minimum standard is an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each band in the academic version) or equivalent. If English is not your first language, you will need to submit evidence of achieving this standard, or equivalent. We will monitor students where English is not their first language and request evidence of English language standard if and where appropriate.

What do I need to provide if I am applying for entry based on external study at another higher level institution?

You will need to supply a copy of your transcript as evidence of your external study. A transcript lists individual modules completed and the corresponding module results attained as part of your programme of study and is available from the relevant education institution. Note, a transcript is not the same as a parchment which is an overall qualification. You should forward an original transcript of results after registration which we will return to you. We require sight of the original transcript as soon as possible. All transcripts and academic records must be the original official documents and should be accompanied by an English translation where appropriate. more >

What do I need to provide if I am applying for entry onto a programme based on relevant professional experience?

You will need to provide an up to date C.V. and complete the non-standard admissions application form which is available by emailing [email protected]. Your application will be reviewed by the IoB subcommittee to assess if you meet the relevant entry requirements and we will be in touch once your application has been reviewed. The subcommittee meets every two weeks before a closing date, so please allow plenty of time before the closing date for your application to be considered.more >

What do I need to do if can’t register to a chosen module/programme online?

If you are experiencing difficulty in registering online, please contact customer service on 01 6116500 or email [email protected]. Possible reasons for this could include; - You are already registered to another programme - You have previously completed the module/programme - The module has a prerequisite module (i.e. a module that must be passed before you can register for the second module).more >

What IoB programmes are eligible for IFS Skillnet Funding?

IoB , in association with IFS Skillnet, offer funding for a number of its programmes. This means that the company you work for can apply for funding their employees in these programmes. Please note that these programmes cannot be applied for online and you will need to send in a hard copy registration form to register for an IFS Skillnet programme.

A list of all programmes eligible for funding can be found on our website here.

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How do I check if my employer is an IFS Skillnet member?

The list of employers is available on the Skillnet website

How do I apply for an IFS Skillnet programme?

If you are registering to an IFS Skillnet programme you will need to complete a hard copy registration form and submit all relevant supporting documentation for your programme (i.e. transcripts of results if required, C.V.) and other documentation required by IFS Skillnet: trainee profile sheet, payment sheet, and letter of support from employer if required. You will need to submit all of the required documentation together, in advance of the application closing date to ensure your application can be reviewed/progressed promptly and to ensure your application is in order, and that you are registered in time for your chosen trimester. Your employer needs to be a member of IFS Skillnet to avail of funding. The list of employers is available on the Skillnet website. If your company wishes to apply for this funding, they should contact IFS Skillnet directly.more >

How can I make payment if I am applying for a programme with IFS Skillnet funding?

The payment methods are set out on the registration form for your chosen IFS Skillnet funded programme.

Will I receive a UCD Student card?

Students completing level 8 and 9 programmes are eligible to apply for a UCD student card. Students will receive an email during their studies outlining how to apply for a student card. Student card queries can be sent to [email protected]

How do I re-register for a module?

On IOB Learn, click on the Resources tab on the home page. Click on the IOB Store card which will bring you to the IOB Store allowing you to re-register for a module.

Graduation 2024

For all Awards from 2022/2023 please save the date for Graduation 02/03/2024 in O'Reilly Hall, UCD The O'Reilly Hall (

Graduation 2024 (Awards achieved in 2022/23)

The Ceremony What is the Location, Date and Time of my Conferral Ceremony?

  • Location: O’ Reilly Hall, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4 53°18'30.9"N 6°13'20.1"W - Google Maps

  • Date: 02nd March 2024.

  • Time: You will receive your Graduation Pack on the 19th January, 2024 which will include your exact conferral time. Your Graduation Pack will be sent to the email which you registered with. If your e-mail has changed, please update your details via IOB Learn in advance of the 19th January, 2024.

Morning Ceremony: 10.30am (arrive in O’Reilly Hall from 9.15am)

  • Professional Certificate in Banking in a Digital Age PCBUS011

  • Professional Certificate in Capital Markets, Investments and Funds

  • Professional Certificate in Complex Financial Instruments in IFS

  • Professional Certificate in Conduct Risk, Culture & Operational Risk Management

  • Professional Certificate for Designated Persons in a Fund Management Company

  • Professional Certificate in Digital Financial Services & Data Analytics

  • Professional Certificate in Digital Risk, AML & Financial Crime Prevention

  • Professional Certificate in FinTech

  • Professional Certificate in International Investment Fund Services

  • Professional Certificate in Responsible and Sustainable Finance

  • Professional Certificate in Retirement Planning

  • Professional Certificate in Asset Management

  • Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Financial Professionals

  • Professional Diploma in Banking Risk Management Practices

  • Professional Diploma in Advanced Banking Risk Management

  • Professional Diploma in Advanced Operational Risk Management in Financial Services

  • Professional Diploma in Applied Alternative Investments

  • Professional Diploma in Banking

  • Professional Diploma in Banking, Operations & Digital

  • Professional Diploma in Data and Analytics in Financial Services

  • Professional Diploma in Digital Product Management in Financial Services

  • Professional Diploma in Digital Transformation in Financial Services

  • Professional Diploma in Financial Services

  • Professional Diploma in Strategic Management in Financial Services

  • Professional Diploma in Wealth Management

  • Bachelor of Financial Services

  • Graduate Diploma in Digital and Data Strategy in Financial Services

  • Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning

  • CFP

  • MSc in Financial Services

Afternoon ceremony 2.30pm (arrive in O’Reilly Hall at 1.15pm)

  • Professional Certificate in Central Banking & Financial Regulation

  • Professional Certificate in Consumer Credit

  • Professional Certificate in Consumer Protection Risk, Culture & Ethical Behaviour in FS

  • Professional Certificate in Financial Advice

  • Professional Certificate in Pensions and Retirement Advice

  • Professional Certificate in Personal Debt Management & Insolvency

  • Professional Certificate in Personal Lending

  • Professional Certificate in Stockbroking

  • Professional Diploma in Corporate Banking Credit

  • Professional Diploma in Financial Advice

  • Professional Diploma in Leading Cultural Change & Ethical Behaviour in FS

  • Professional Diploma in SME Credit

  • Professional Diploma in Central Banking & Financial Regulation

  • Professional Certificate in Compliance

  • Professional Diploma in Compliance

  • Professional Certificate in Data Protection

  • Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention (Level 9)

  • MSc in Compliance

  • Afternoon ceremony 2.30pm (arrive in O’Reilly Hall at 1.15pm)

  • Professional Certificate in Central Banking & Financial Regulation

  • Professional Certificate in Consumer Credit

  • Professional Certificate in Consumer Protection Risk, Culture & Ethical Behaviour in FS

  • Professional Certificate in Financial Advice

  • Professional Certificate in Pensions and Retirement Advice

  • Professional Certificate in Personal Debt Management & Insolvency

  • Professional Certificate in Personal Lending

  • Professional Certificate in Stockbroking

  • Professional Diploma in Corporate Banking Credit

  • Professional Diploma in Financial Advice

  • Professional Diploma in Leading Cultural Change & Ethical Behaviour in FS

How long does the ceremony last? Conferring ceremonies usually last about 90 minutes.

Can I postpone my conferring? No, it is not possible to postpone your conferring. All degrees must be conferred at the conferring ceremony designated for your award.

What happens if I cannot attend my conferring ceremony? If you cannot attend your conferring ceremony, your degree will be conferred in absentia. Your parchment will be posted to you in the weeks following the ceremony in April 2024.

Is there access for people with additional needs? Yes. O'Reilly Hall and the other University buildings are accessible by wheelchair. If a graduand, or a guest, has special needs please do not hesitate to contact [email protected] so we may ensure your comfort and enjoyment of the ceremony.

Robes and Photography Details to book your robes and photography will be included in your graduation pack which you will receive in your Gradation Pack on the week commencing 22nd January, 2024. Cost of your robe: 45 euro directly to Phelan Conan Ireland's largest graduation gown company - Phelan Conan Ltd. (full details will be available as part of your Graduation Pack). Photography: additional optional costs for official photography by Lafayette Contact | Lafayette Photography

Tickets Where can I get tickets? Tickets are available, free of charge, from Eventbrite and sales are closing on the 11th December, 2023.

Guest Tickets Graduands are entitled to two guest tickets via Eventbrite.

Can I get additional Guest Tickets? Due to space restrictions in O’Reilly Hall, for now there are no additional tickets available. This will be reviewed after the 19th January, 2023. Please contact [email protected] after this date and will be able to advise if extra tickets are available (Note: there is no guarantee that additional tickets will become available).

Parchments Your parchment is written in Latin. If you require an English Translation, please contact the National University of Ireland (NUI). Address 49 Merrion Square Dublin 2 D02 V583 Telephone Number - +353 (1) 439 2424. Email Address - [email protected] Website -

Please note that the charge for this service is €50.

Parchment Postage For those who do not attend the graduation ceremony, their parchment will be posted to the address provided at registration. Parchments will be posted in April 2024. If your address has changed, you must update your contact details on IOB Learn. Should you not update your details in advance of the 01st April, 2024 your parchment will be posted to your original address You will need to retrieve your parchment from this address and/or you will need to contact NUI to seek a parchment reprint

Please note that the charge for this service is €50