The Institute of Financial Services is claiming a fastest start in the race to put in place mortgage and investment advice qualifications that meet approval from the Financial Services Skills Council and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
Affected are revised CeFA and CeMAP qualifications, which will be ready for the autumn, the IFS says.
The modular approach will “reflect up-to-date content, accessibility and recognized modern assessment processes,” and offer the following features:
- a common module for both CeFA and CeMAP
- tests delivered electronically, with real-time feedback
- an option to re-sit single units within modules rather than retaking an entire exam
- an option for qualified advisers to sit single units for CPD/knowledge update purposes
Those interested can register from August to sit the exams from November this year.
A series of roadshows is planned through the autumn to explain the structure of the new qualifications, and to outline transition arrangements and the range of support material available, the IFS says.
Further information is available from the IFS website or telephoning 01227-818609.IFAonline
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