What is a diploma equivalent to?

3 October 2019

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At Simply Academy we offer outstanding training towards a range of financial services qualifications. But what exactly is a diploma and what is it equivalent to?


What is a diploma?


A diploma is a qualification that shows you have achieved a level of proficiency in a particular subject. Like any qualification, you can add your diploma to your CV, helping you to get jobs and prove your skill level to employers and clients.

Some jobs require that you hold a certain level of knowledge and expertise before you are legally allowed to begin employment. The right diploma can open doors to new professions and help you progress along your chosen career path.


What is the DipFA diploma equivalent to?


Different qualifications are assigned a level to show their difficulty and hence their status. An A*/grade 9 GCSE, for example, is a level 2 qualification while A levels are level 3. A degree with honours, such as a BA or BSc, is a level 6 qualification.

DipFA is short for Diploma for Financial Advisers. It is a level 4 qualification accredited by Ofqual and awarded by the London Institute of Banking & Finance. It is highly respected in its own right and can open the door to an exciting new career in financial services.

h2>What can I do with a DipFA?


Despite being a highly regarded level 4 qualification, there are no entry requirements in order to begin studying a Diploma for Financial Advisers. It can even be completed in just 9 months.

This qualification prepares you with the knowledge and skills to offer specialist advice on retail investment. It has been designed for students of all skill levels making it perfect for those with no industry experience as well as those wishing to change career path within financial services.

Mortgage advisers, paraplanners and professionals who currently hold a role supporting financial planning processes could study the DipFA to add specialist skills to their service offering.

Why not enhance your own career with this highly regarded level 4 diploma?


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If you would like to find out more about the Diploma for Financial Advisers, or any of our other courses, contact Simply Academy today. Our friendly, knowledgeable team are on hand to answer all your questions.

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