Advisers studying towards the CII's Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning qualifications can now gain recognition for a wider range of relevant non-CII study.
As part of its recently enhanced Accreditation of Prior Learning scheme, individuals working towards CII qualifications can obtain recognition, in the form of credits, for earlier relevant non-CII study.
The CII will award Diploma and Advanced Diploma level credits to individuals who within the last 10 years have obtained a relevant UK qualification (such as a Bachelors or Masters degree or an MBA) in the following subjects: Business, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Law and Management.
For example, holders of a relevant business degree, obtained through a UK university, can claim 25 Diploma level and 30 Advanced Diploma level credits. Holders of non-CII financial planning qualifications and certification such as the Certified Financial Planner and BS ISO 22222 can also gain Advanced Diploma credits.
"Our recognition of prior learning offers a real advantage to individuals striving for higher level qualifications and bears particular relevance in the current RDR climate," says Tamsin Mills, director of accreditation services.
"It will help avoid duplication and bring candidates a step closer to qualification."
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