The “Triple E Project” (2013-2015) manifested the ambition of EBTN to help rebuilt trust in the banking sector through transparent professional qualifications. The Triple E Standard is referenced to the 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 to which the Triple E qualifications are all referenced, the Triple E Standard (download the guidelines here) will 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 in the sector.

EBTN’s Triple E Standard - launched in Brussels in September 2015 (press release) - is a quality standard for qualifications in the European financial industry, with a focus on the banking sector. It specifies how a non-formal qualification should be designed and executed. It is not a certification tool for individuals, it is an accreditation recognition for institutions of the quality of qualifications they provide.

The Triple E Standard aims to facilitate students and labour market mobility by providing an insight into the quality, the level and substance of accredited Triple E qualifications recorded by EBTN in a register.

The Triple E Standard provides transparency in that it facilitates a comparison of qualifications nationally and internationally, thus, labour market mobility. Moreover, it can be an important contribution to restore trust and confidence in the financial services sector by demonstrating that its employees are highly qualified.

The Triple E Standard recognizes existing national good practices and accepts automatically the levels and institutional accreditations awarded by national competent authorities.

In January 2016 EBTN installed a dedicated committee responsible for Triple E accreditation (press release).

Interested in Triple E accreditation?
For more information, including a list of institutes that offer Triple E-accredited qualifications, click here  or visit the Triple E website.