Everything you need to know about CeMAP 1

24 November 2021

If you’re considering a career in Mortgage Advice, studying CeMAP is your ideal first step.

Since 2006 over 10,000 students have passed CeMAP courses with us and around 80% of all UK mortgage advisers hold CeMAP, making it the industry’s benchmark qualification. It meets all of the regulatory requirements and is highly respected by Financial Services employers.

In this post, we’ll take a look at what you need to know about studying the CeMAP 1 module, including details of what is included in the course, how you can study CeMAP1 and how much studying CEMAP 1 costs.

What is CeMAP 1?

CeMAP1 is the first module in the CeMAP (Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice) qualification.

CeMAP is a level 3 Mortgage Advice qualification which is FCA approved, Ofqual accredited and awarded by the London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF). CeMAP certification allows you to add the letters ‘CeMAP’ after your name, showing both potential clients and potential employers that you are qualified to work as a Mortgage Adviser.

You will need to complete this module and pass the CeMAP1 exam before studying the second part of the CeMAP qualification. However, if you have already completed the FSRE unit of DipFA (Diploma for Financial Advisers), you are exempt from passing CeMAP1 and can progress directly onto the CeMAP 2&3 course.

What does the CeMAP1 course cover?

The Simply Academy CeMAP 1 course is a broad-based module that introduces you to the structure and purpose of the UK Financial Services industry.

The UK Financial Regulation (UKFR) module is split into two units which help you to develop the required specialist knowledge of the sector. You will be introduced to the Financial Services Environment and relevant financial services products, as well as the rules and regulations that apply to the sector. The course also covers the main aims and activities of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and how socio-economic factors impact on personal financial planning.

How can I study CeMAP 1?

Simply Academy offers three different options for studying CeMAP1. Each of these options has its own benefits so you can select the best CeMAP course to suit your own learning style and requirements.

CeMAP 1 Fast Track course

If you prefer face-to-face tuition, our CeMAP1 Fast Track course will be ideal for you. The syllabus is delivered over the course of a five day workshop, which also includes exam technique preparation.

You can study our CeMAP1 Fast Track course at one of our six training centres, which are all conveniently located in UK city centres. We keep our class sizes small so early booking is recommended.

CeMAP 1 Live Webinar course

The CeMAP 1 Live Webinar course is perfect if you like the structure of classroom-based learning but don’t want to travel to a CeMAP training centre for tuition. You will receive ten Live Webinar lectures scheduled over the course of five days. Each session will last three hours and be delivered by one of our expert trainers.

Our small class sizes allow you to engage with your fellow students and your tutor will provide you with feedback on your learning.

CeMAP 1 self-study course

Our CeMAP 1 e-learning course is ideally suited to those who need to fit their learning in around other commitments.

You will access the CeMAP Module 1 materials through our online study portal and can study your CeMAP course online or download the materials for offline use. The course also includes exam preparation materials, and you can access tutor support through our online helpdesk.

It typically takes around 60 hours of self-paced study to complete the CeMAP 1 course, but you will receive 12 months’ access to the materials.

Is there a CeMAP 1 exam?

The CeMAP 1 module is assessed via a 2 hour exam which includes 100 multiple choice questions. Exam preparation advice and CeMAP mock exam questions are included in your CeMAP course to give you the best chance of passing your exam first time.

You can sit your exam at one of the 150+ locations throughout the UK or online with remote invigilation. The exam entry fee is £190 per module and you will receive CeMAP exam booking details when you enrol on your course.

How much does CeMAP 1 cost?

The cost of the CeMAP1 course varies depending on the study method that you choose:

  • CeMAP 1 Fast Track costs £575.00 plus VAT
  • CeMAP 1 Live Webinar costs £475.00 plus VAT
  • CeMAP 1 Online Study costs £325.00 plus VAT

These prices include your study materials and tuition, but you will need to pay your CeMAP exam registration fees separately.

What comes next?

Once you have passed your CeMAP 1 exam, you can complete your CeMAP qualification by progressing onto the CeMAP 2&3 course. When you have passed CeMAP Modules 2 and 3, you will be able to use the letters CeMAP after your name.

How can I book a CeMAP 1 course?

For more information or to book your CeMAP training course online, please visit our CeMAP course pages. You can also call our friendly Student Support Team on Freephone 0808 208 0002 to discuss any queries you may have or to book your course over the phone.

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