EBTN Accredited is a unique quality standard for professional qualifications in the banking and financial services sector. Through EBTN Accredited, EBTN aims to contribute to a sound financial industry and to endorse organisations that are offering the very best in educational training standards and practice in the sector across Europe and beyond.

EBTN Accredited:

  • is an accreditation proposal for institutions seeking recognition of the quality of the qualifications they provide
  • facilitates life-long learning and flexible accumulation and transferability of qualifications, including transferability between EU systems of qualifications
  • encompasses core existing good practices for professional qualifications
  • is flexible and allows for the recognition of existing national good practices

EBTN follows current developments, trends, and changes in Vocational Education in Europe and worldwide and responds adequately to current challenges. EBTN Accredited represents the evolution of EBTN’s Triple E Standard. It reaffirms the Standard’s strong foundations, its values, and the unique dynamic that safeguards its resilience and adaptability.

EBTN Accredited derives from the update and modernisation of the Triple E Accreditation which is based on the Triple E Standard. It is important to note that the Triple E Standard is referenced to the three EU lifelong learning instruments: the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), the system of European Credit points for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET), and the guidelines concerning European Quality Assurance for Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET)

By means of these frameworks, the standards contribute to greater transparency in the education systems of EU countries, thereby increasing the quality and international mobility of individuals and helping to restore trust and confidence in the people and organisations of the sector.

EBTN Accredited encompasses the Council of the European Union recommendations:

  • vocational education and training (VET) for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience (2020/C 417/01)
  • upskilling Pathways: New Opportunities for Adults (2016/C 484/01)
  • individual learning accounts (2022/C 243/03)
  • a European approach to micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability (2022/C 243/02)

EBTN Accredited also incorporates:

  • the European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations – ESCO
  • International Standard Classification of Occupations – ISCO
  • International Standard Classification of Education: Fields of Education and Training – ISCED

EBTN Accredited aims to facilitate students by providing an insight into the quality, the level and substance of EBTN accredited qualifications recorded by EBTN in a register.

EBTN Acredited also provides transparency in that it facilitates a comparison of qualifications nationally and internationally. It recognises existing national good practices and recognises the levels and institutional accreditations awarded by national competent authorities.