The ideal course for newcomers to the invoice finance and asset-based lending industry who wish to gain industry knowledge.

The Foundation course is the first level of the UK Finance’s IF/ABL distance learning programme and provides an overview of the invoice finance and asset-based lending industry including a brief history of the industry, the products, the benefits to clients and the methods that the industry uses to finance clients whilst protecting its investment.

It is designed to assist staff to obtain a general understanding of the workings of the industry together with an increased awareness of clients’ expectations and issues.


This course is suitable for recent entrants to the industry and support staff who may wish to learn more about the industry in which they work.

There are no specific entry requirements, and the course can be taken anywhere that the student has access to the internet.


The modules are designed to be completed within a period of three months. Depending on your knowledge and experience it is estimated that each module will take between three and seven hours work to complete, and it should be possible to finish each one, including the assessment, within four weeks.


Having completed and been assessed on each module of the course, the student will undertake a final electronic examination covering the first five modules. The system will grade with ‘fail’, ‘pass’, ‘credit’ or ‘distinction’ and successful students will receive a certificate.


Registrations can be made throughout the year.

Students will have 12 months to complete the course from the date of registration.

After you have successfully registered onto the course(s), please allow 48 hours for the relevant email communication to be sent for your access. This will be sent from the Training Team where your next steps will be detailed.


“With no prior knowledge of invoice finance, the course was vastly beneficial for providing information on both the basics and finer details of the product; as well as its application to businesses and their respective industries.”

“I thought the course provided me with a good foundation in the understanding of invoice finance and would recommend it.”

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