Aviva's Financial Adviser Academy has put 5,000 advisers through its financial skills course since opening its doors in March 2008.
At the academy, run jointly with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), advisers can gain a minimum of 140 credits, 80 of which must be at diploma level, equivalent to four of the Diploma in Financial Planning units.
More than 2,800 members have sat a CII Diploma in Financial Planning exam since the academy started, with over half (51%) achieving a pass or distinction.
Angela Seymour-Jackson, intermediary and partnerships director at Aviva, says: "We recognise the world of financial advice is changing fast - particularly with the changes brought about by the RDR.
"The number of advisers attending the academy indicates the industry is embracing these changes and is determined to achieve a recognised higher-level qualification and raise their professional standing."
Advisers taking the year-long course can get support and guidance on how to manage study time from Aviva's training team via ‘virtual classroom' conference calls, webcasts, and face-to-face revision. For more information. click here.
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