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 nine 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.
The Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMAP) is an industry leading qualification, perfect if you aim to give mortgage advice alongside retail investments.
Another route for progression is the Certificate in Regulated Equity Release (CeRER), which equips you with the authority to advise on equity release products.
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Ben R | 16 January 2020
Great course really good teacher. I passed cemap 1 on the Monday after
Neil K | 16 January 2020
Jim was an excellent trainer who delivered the course content in a professional manner, whilst also making all the delegates feel at ease and making sure they understood the subject matter in preparation for the exam.
Khawaja A | 16 January 2020
I dont think one day is enough for the course as we didnt get the chance to go through any exam questions/mock exams.
Tony W | 16 January 2020
Would have given the course a 5 star rating but additional training to the syllabus meant time scales were a bit tight to fit into one day. Only the skill of Alan enabled us to cover all the new syllabus.
Alessandro S | 15 January 2020
Being an in-depth and intense course due to subject matter, Mr Peter Slater made it somehow an enjoyable experience while still maintaining our direction throughout the course, I personally cannot praise him enough, a big thank you for making it real. Also, simply academy London was very well organised and provided everything required throughout the course right to taking the ...
Luke S | 14 January 2020
Peters training was exceptional. Very good way of teaching and really helped me get through the course and pass the exam at the end. I would recommend the course and himself highly !
Constandinos P | 13 January 2020
I could not recommend Peter more! He is an amazing teacher, very knowledgeable and very caring. He is an incredible asset to the Simply brand, and I very much look forward to the next session on the 27th January 2020. Thanks again!
Chris M | 13 January 2020
Jim is a great trainer.
Victoria T | 13 January 2020
A great course! Pete was extremely knowledgeable and he presented the information in a unique way that was engaging at all times.
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Important Notice: Exam Registrations Fees*
|Full qualification registration (FSRE + AFA)||£890 (VAT exempt)|
|Unit 1 Financial Services Regulation and Ethics (FSRE) only||£330 (VAT exempt)|
|Unit 2 Advanced Financial Advice (AFA) only||£620 (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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