The DipFA is a leading qualification in the financial world. It is FCA approved and prepares you with the skills to offer advice on retail investment. You are not only tutored in relevant theory, but the practical use of new knowledge.
Designed specifically for those entering the industry you could complete the whole programme within just seven months of part time study. The course is easy to follow, practical and leaves you confident in your role as a financial adviser.
- The Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) is an RQF level 4 qualification accredited by Ofqual and awarded by the London Institute of Banking & Finance.
- This financial adviser course is split between 2 units.
- Register for unit 1 throughout the year and choose from a selection of start dates for unit 2.
- Knowledge of unit 1 is assessed by a multiple-choice exam, unit 2 is assessed through a combination of coursework and written exam.
- Successful completion allows you to add the designation ‘DipFA’ after your name and apply for your Statement of Professional Standing (SPS).
The DipFA is a level 4 qualification registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework and consists of two units.
|Unit 1 – Financial Services Regulation Ethics (FSRE)||
The environment of the financial services industry.
Key components and interrelationships of the financial system.
Principles of the regulatory framework and the implications for the financial advice process.
The importance of the concept of risks relate to institutions and individuals’ legal concepts and interplay between regulation and legislation.
The FCA’s approach to ethical and unethical behaviours and the Code of Ethics.
|2-hour objective exam comprising 90 multiple-choice questions and 2 case studies with 5 linked multiple-choice questions.|
|Unit 2 – Advanced Financial Advice (AFA)||
Products services and legislation that inform the financial planning and advice process.
Principles theories and interrelationships of investment retirement planning and protection.
The importance of consumer-oriented communication and ethical behaviours.
Assessed through a combination of coursework and written exam:
Coursework comprises of a written assignment and short answer questions.
3-hour typed exam based on pre-released fact find available 6 weeks prior to exam.
At Simply Academy we offer a range of courses and routes for career progression.
Achieving success as a financial adviser means having more than just the right qualification. Our AdviserSkills programme is deigned to give learners all the day to day skills they need to work as advisers on top of ‘knowing their stuff’ from a technical point of view.
The Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMAP) is an industry leading qualification, perfect if you aim to give mortgage advice alongside retail investments.
Tip: Enrol onto AdviserSkills at the same time as DipFA to receive a preferential rate.
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Josh D | 25 February 2021
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Aaron C | 21 February 2021
From talking to other students doing the course online I felt I made the right choice to travel into town as Pete made it easy to navigate through the various topics to understand. This was especially helpful as I am not from the industry.
Jack S | 19 February 2021
After now completing My Mortgage Advisor apprenticeship, I can confirm all of my previous misconceptions of apprenticeships have been eridacated. The course and structure of learning have really allowed me to flourish in my role, and especially the online course material for my professional qualification which gave me the confidence when sitting my exams that i was going to pass. ...
Toby W | 19 February 2021
Alan was a great Trainer and I enjoyed the course.
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Course Bundle Deals – Save £££
Book FSRE + AFA at the same time to receive £100 off (Use promo code DIPFA100)
Book FSRE + AFA + AdviserSkills at the same time to receive £150 off (Use promo code DIPFA150)
Important Notice: Exam Registrations Fees
|Full qualification registration (FSRE + AFA)||£940* (£50 off normal RRP)|
|Unit 1 Financial Services Regulation and Ethics (FSRE) only||£360|
|Unit 2 Advanced Financial Advice (AFA) only||£680|
*This discounted rate is applicable for students whose registrations are made via Simply Academy (only).
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