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Level 3 – Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMAP®)


CeMAP is an FCA approved benchmark qualification for mortgage advisers. Split into three modules it equips you with everything you need to know in order to offer mortgage advice. It is highly respected throughout the industry, meets regulatory requirements and could be your gateway to a new career.

Key points

  • The Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMAP) is a RQF level 3 qualification accredited by Ofqual and awarded by the London Institute of Banking & Finance.
  • This mortgage adviser course is split into seven units and assessed within three modules.
  • Knowledge is assessed in a 2-hour multiple choice exam per module. These can be sat at over 150 locations throughout the UK.
  • When you finish your CeMAP course and pass your exams you are awarded your certificate and may add the designation ‘CeMAP’ after your name. This shows future clients and potential employers that you are qualified to work as a mortgage adviser in the UK.


Module Units Assessment
Module 1 – UK Financial Regulation (UKFR)

Unit 1 – Introduction to Financial Services Environment and Products

Unit 2 – UK Financial Services and Regulation

2-hour objective exam comprising 100 multiple choice questions
Module 2 – Mortgages (MORT)

Unit 3 – Mortgage Law, Policy, Practice and Markets

Unit 4 – Mortgage Applications

Unit 5 – Mortgage Payment Methods and Products

Unit 6 – Mortgage Arrears and Post Completion Issues

2-hour objective exam comprising 100 multiple choice questions
Module 3 – Assessment of Mortgage Advice and Knowledge (ASSM)

Unit 7 – Assessment of Mortgage Advice and Knowledge

Consolidation of the knowledge acquired in modules 1 & 2 and application of this to case study scenarios

2-hour objective exam comprising 6 case studies each with 10 linked multiple-choice questions


Once you hold a CeMAP qualification you may decide to develop your skills and enhance your CV. The Certificate in Regulated Equity Release (CeRER®) will qualify you to advise on equity release products.

Another option for progression is the Level 4 CeMAP® Diploma which demonstrates a deeper understanding of your role as a mortgage adviser and the ability to offer a superior service while the Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA®) is an option if you like to advise on retail investments and increase your client portfolio.

Mortgage Adviser

Mortgage Adviser


Mortgage Adviser/Equity Release Adviser

Equity Release Adviser


Financial Adviser

Financial Adviser


Study Options

Fast Track (Classroom)

For students who prefer to learn in a classroom-based environment, Simply Academy’s CeMAP Fast Track course is an ideal choice.

You will cover the full syllabus under the expert tutelage of one of our tutors who have a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. You’ll also benefit through user friendly CeMAP study material to support your learning. Situated in city centre locations around the UK these Fast Track courses are set in comfortable surroundings, the perfect environment for your learning.

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E-Learning (Self Study)

The Simply Academy CeMAP e-learning course gives students the flexibility to study in their own time, giving you the opportunity to qualify in as little as 3 months.

You will receive the same high-quality CeMAP study materials delivered via our online study portal which is iPad and tablet friendly, giving you access to your studies at any time and wherever you are. Any queries you may have during your studies can be sent through our help desk where our experienced team of tutors are on hand to assist you throughout your learner journey.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Arron L | 03 March 2020

    Peter delivered the course content in a way that was understandable and efficient. Thought it was excellent.

  • Daniel B | 26 February 2020

    Excellent course, great value for money and saved me months of home revision. Passed my CeMAP 2 first time with my CeMap 3 in a couple of days feeling confident

  • André P | 25 February 2020

    Terry was clearly knowledgeable about the subject matter and quick to offer context to the study materials. At each stage Terry gave us comparisons and stories that helped us to engage with the course clearer. Time will tell if the stories take root i guess. But overall i found the course very helpful and am hoping it serves me well ...

  • Sophie M | 25 February 2020

    The course was very insightful and informative and Terry added a significant amount of context to the learning material which made it relatable and a lot clearer to understand and retain. Terry is a great trainer and has a huge amount of knowledge in the subject area, making his teaching very engaging and exciting.

  • Carol W | 13 February 2020

    There was no heating in the toilets

  • Zac P | 04 February 2020

    Pete is amazing.

  • Charlotte N | 04 February 2020

    Dear Simply, I couldn’t recommend Pete Slater enough. He has such understanding and is an absolute book of knowledge. I enjoyed his classes so much and for what is such a difficult/full on course, he teaches with ease. Great man. My only negative comment about the simply process, is that I didn’t think it is clear at ...

  • Polly-Anna S | 04 February 2020

    Once again Pete smashed it! All thanks to him and his patience, tips and easy way of teaching, I am now CEMAP qualified. Big up Pete!!! X

  • Joe H | 29 January 2020

    Alan was superb, his way of delivering the content is second to none and would be more than happy to attend any course that Alan was a part of.

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Important Notice: Exam Registrations Fees*

Initial examination entry (per module) £185 (VAT exempt)
Examination re-sit fee (per module) £150 (VAT exempt)

*Only course fees are paid to Simply Academy. You will be instructed on how to register for and book an examination upon enrolment.

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What is the CeMAP qualification?

The FCA approved CeMAP qualification is a fantastic way to begin a new career as a mortgage adviser. The Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) is studied in three modules which are assessed via multiple choice tests. Once you have successfully completed the qualification, you will have gained all of the skills, knowledge and expertise to begin offering mortgage advice to clients.

CeMAP is the benchmark qualification which is respected throughout the industry by clients and employers alike. It is a fantastic way to begin a new career in mortgage advice.

How and where do I sit my CeMAP examinations?

Once you enrol for your CeMAP training course, we will explain how to register and book your examinations. Whether you opt for Fast Track or e-Learning, you will sit your CeMAP exams at one of the conveniently located centres which can be found around the country.

What is included in my CeMAP Course?

When you enrol on a CeMAP training course with Simply Academy you will receive high quality course materials to complement your learning. These will also provide an excellent point of reference once you have qualified.

If you sign up for Fast Track learning you will also receive five days of classroom-based tuition from an experienced tutor. You will study in small groups and be given plenty of opportunities to ask questions. If you choose e-Learning, you will gain 24hr access to our online portal with support from the Simply Academy team should you need it.

Where are CeMAP training centres located?

If you sign up for Fast Track learning, you can study the CeMAP course at centres found in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton. Each of these centres is conveniently located with excellent transport links.

CeMAP® Fast Track

With CeMAP Fast Track, you are taught the full CeMAP syllabus in a classroom setting, our experienced tutors, all experts in the field of financial services, not only instruct you on each of the modules, but also on exam technique.

CeMAP Fast Track is easy to follow, offers you the very best preparation for your tests and has excellent pass rates.

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CeMAP 1 = 5 days training
CeMAP 2&3 (combined) = 5 days training



We purposefully keep our class sizes small. This ensures that you are given sufficient attention in an informal teaching atmosphere, with plenty of time to ask questions.



Our carefully selected tutors are all fully qualified and are amongst the most knowledgeable in their field. They are not only excellent teachers but come with years of their own practical experience to offer a thorough understanding of the real-life financial industry.



You will be given full, high quality training materials to make learning as simple as possible. These packs also make excellent points of reference once you have finished the course and want to revisit modules.



Birmingham – Bristol – Edinburgh – London* – Leeds – Manchester – Newcastle – Southampton

All our venues are conveniently placed and easily accessible by both road and public transport. We know that to learn effectively, the environment must be right. Therefore, we provide exclusive and modern training rooms fitted with air conditioning and with plenty of natural light.

*You may sit your examinations on the final day of all London-based courses



We are so confident that our courses offer everything you need to succeed, that we back your enrolment with our Pass Assurance Scheme. If you don’t pass your exam the first time around, you are welcome to attend the same course again completely free of charge*.

*Subject to terms and conditions

CeMAP® E-learning

If you would rather learn in your own time from home, our CeMAP Distance Learning course is the perfect option. Study the whole CeMAP syllabus through our e-course programme.

As well as full CeMAP module training, we’ll teach you exam technique to give you the very best preparation to pass first time.

For those who’d rather not learn in the classroom, Distance Learning method of study is easy to follow and has excellent pass rates.

Option to switch to classroom-based training should you decide that self-study is not right for you within 30 days of your booking offsetting your original course fee.

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Fit learning into your own timetable. You are able to pick up or slow down the pace according to your needs and other demands on your time.



You can access our online course at any time, from anywhere. You don’t need to travel to the classroom and can study whenever you have the time.



Our online course content is formatted to be compatible with iPad and other tablets. This means you can study on the go, at any time.


Interactive and participation-oriented

To back up your self-directed learning, we incorporate Q&A’s, case studies and exercises whenever possible.


Tutor support from a CeMAP expert

You will be assigned your own personal tutor who will be on hand to offer their expert guidance and support throughout your learning.



We are so confident that our courses offer everything you need to succeed, that we back your enrolment with our Pass Assurance Scheme. If you don’t pass your exam the first time around, you may be eligible for a further 90 days access complimentary*.

*Subject to terms and conditions

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