AXA Winterthur Wealth Management (AXA Winterthur) has joined forces with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) to offer advisers preferential terms on CII Financial Planning qualifications.
Members of the Personal Finance Society will now be able to enrol onto the diploma course with preferential rates on CII study materials.
AXA Winterthur hopes the courses will equip advisers with the ability to provide in-depth advice and inspire customer confidence.
There are two study packages available, the first includes course materials, access to online tutorials for interactive study and entry to exams that will take place in April, July and October.
The second package offers all of the above, plus an additional exam preparation course specifically designed to offer more structured study. The cost of these packages is £261 and £346 respectively.
The moves makes AXA Winterthur one of the first to offer advisers access to all seven 'J' units within CII Diploma in Financial Planning.
The company says it is offering the service in response to the RDR feedback statement which calls for an increase in professional standards. It says its aim is to help advisers gain the qualifications needed to continue in 2012 and to meet the challenges of these heightened professional requirements that the RDR has called for.
"The RDR will increase the need for advisers to achieve even stronger professional status," says Nick Lee, head of marketing and value added services at AXA Winterthur.
"Our range of services is designed to offer more flexibility and choice, aiming to make each adviser's learning experience more enjoyable by enabling them to select the units best suited to their needs and interests."
To find out more about the study packages available advisers can visit www.winterthur-life.co.uk. Alternatively, advisers can call the CII direct on 0208 530 0860.
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