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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Jacob C | 14 January 2021
Great course, David was so easy to talk to and very helpful if you were struggling to understand something, highly recommend this course if you want to be a financial advisor
Alex H | 13 January 2021
I felt that Peter Slater was incredibly knowledgeable and a very good trainer. Peter made the course enjoyable and helped us to get the most out of it, providing key information needed for exam preparation and completion. I feel that this course has put me in a much better position to pass CEMAP 1.
Blaine W | 13 January 2021
Paul was brilliant
Dean H | 13 January 2021
Wouldnt of been able to complete the exams without this intense course. Trainer was passionate and very knowledgeable. Great team atmosphere and made some friends for life. Would highly reccomend this classroom course .
Rebecca F | 13 January 2021
Being new to the industry I read the material before going on the webinar (pre-reading at least needs reading beforehand), without doing this I would have struggled especially with some jargon, the course tutor Dave made everything I’d read more real and brought it to life really well, which helps me remember parts easier now. The LIBF book is ...
Dan B | 13 January 2021
Pete Slater went above and beyond for the entirety of the classroom course and made the subject very engaging. Pete has incredible knowledge which allows him to make the content easy to understand and apply.
Kamal G | 13 January 2021
Some of the pre-course readings must be revised or updated with course trainer’s teaching slides.
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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)||£990 (VAT exempt)|
|Unit 1 Financial Services Regulation and Ethics (FSRE) only||£360 (VAT exempt)|
|Unit 2 Advanced Financial Advice (AFA) only||£680 (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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