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IBFIM: Pioneering Innovative Learning for the Islamic Finance Industry
4 Oct 2021 | Monday source : IBFIM
In the effort to further strengthen the development of versatile talent within the Islamic finance industry, the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) has launched its new innovative e-learning platform, the Continuous Learning Programme (CLep).
CLeP, through its debut programme which focuses on Takaful learning, aims to raise the professional standards, level of knowledge and competency of the Takaful operators through the on-demand learning platform. The programme, which is accorded with CPD points by the Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA) is delivered via IBFIM’s Learning Management System or “i-CLASS’’ which allows easy and seamless learning experience.
“The launch of CLeP for Takaful is timely as the training needs are now pivoted to more ondemand in light of the new normal. MTA is very proud that CLeP for Takaful is the first to be rolled out in which it will prepare learners for the next level of professional qualifications, the Intermediate Qualification in Islamic Finance (IQIF) Takaful and Certified Qualification in Islamic Finance (CQIF) Takaful to attain credibility in the Takaful practice,” said Elmie Aman Najas, Chairman of Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA).
“MTA would like to encourage all Takaful and Retakaful operators to leverage on this new capability offered by IBFIM and embed this into the internal training curriculum. The training contents of CLeP allows individual learners the opportunity to mix and match against the specific learning outcomes that is to be achieved,” added Elmie.
“We are very pleased that through our continuous collaboration and support from MTA, CLeP is able to equip learners in the Takaful industry with an alternative method of learning in which all materials are in bite-sized, easily accessible and at a very attractive rate,” said IBFIM Chief Executive Officer, Yusry Yusoff.
CLeP for Takaful consists of 18 Takaful topics to meet the learning needs of the Takaful industry including more than one-hundred thousand Takaful agents nationwide. In the next phase, IBFIM is expected to populate CLeP with more modules to be developed for other industries such as banking, wealth and investment management, social finance and sustainability.
“As an institution that has been in existence for more than 25 years, it has been our mandate and priority to provide the best solutions in the effort to support the Islamic finance industry talent development and growth agenda. IBFIM firmly believes, that having a pool of high quality talents with the right skillsets and updated knowledge, is one of the key building blocks for the continued success of the industry,” added Yusry.
Concurrently, IBFIM has also reviewed the IQIF and CQIF Takaful module in ensuring the learners to stay abreast with the current industry developments.
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Published on 1 October 2021
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IBFIM is a lifelong learning institution that specialises in industry technical certifications. The certifications are designed to ensure attainment of technical proficiency levels to fulfil jobs requirement and support professionalisation of the industry. IBFIM key programmes are developed based on IBFIM Qualifications Framework and are accorded Full Accreditation by the Finance Accreditation Agency to maintain the quality and provide a progressive career route for the certificate holders.
IBFIM learning modules are customisable to fulfil the specific needs of the clients within the Islamic financial institutions specifically as well as other sectors engaging in Islamic finance. IBFIM also offer joint-programmes with relevant industry professional bodies and collaborate with academic institutions in its effort to prepare talent for the industry. IBFIM programmes are delivered via classroom and online learning.
IBFIM’s Islamic finance publications and advisory services are also available in supporting the industry’s talent development initiative.