FCA removes 30-minute time requirement for structured CPD activities

CII outlines range of examples of ‘bite-sized’ activities advisers can combine

Hope William-Smith
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Advisers will no longer be expected to do a minimum of half an hour’s work at one time to qualify towards their continuing professional development (CPD) requirements.

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has today (30 November) issued an update on its structured CPD rules with examples of ‘bite-sized' learning and how grouping activities together can count towards requirements. The institute said its examples come on the back of the FCA's recent change and said it "recognises that learning styles are changing". A batch of smaller activities of less than 30 minutes each can be undertaken to meet a specific development need can be recorded and combined, it said. If the activities then add up to a cumulative time of at least half an hour, they can ...

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