Financial Services Qualifications


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Discover the new online Digital Academy for advisers

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We're proud to announce our new partnership with The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) and the launch of the LIBF Digital Academy, powered by ICS Learn. This innovative virtual learning platform allows learners to study the Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) 100% online, and includes advantages such as: 

  • Eliminating the need for unnecessary textbooks
  • Learning on-the-go from any device, including your phone, tablet or laptop
  • Engaging content brought to life by the Digital Academy via manageable, easy-to-absorb chunks, and
  • Access to additional online support (distinct from other DipFA providers), including a mix of live and recorded webinars, exam prep and tutor feedback to help guide you

Enabling students to study from anywhere with the added benefit of support from this immersive learning environment, you'll focus on gaining the skills you need to progress on to a successful and lucrative career as a financial adviser.

With a focus on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), economic and personal risk and the creation and maintenance of financial plans, the 100% online Diploma for Financial Advisers course is perfect for anyone interested in the world of financial advice.

You can study Module 1 (the Financial Services Regulation and Ethics module) separately from Modules 2 to 6 (the Advanced Financial Advice modules). Please contact our LIBF course advisors for more details.

Kickstart your finance career with a globally-recognised LIBF qualification.

If you're considering beginning or advancing your career in finance, a qualification with The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) has a long history of helping working professionals, including aspiring mortgage and financial advisers, develop the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in their industry. 

With a focus on lifelong learning, LIBF has been making the banking and finance sector more accessible and understood since 1879, offering a variety of courses created by trusted industry leaders. 

This course is designed to help you achieve your goals sooner, giving you the space to 

  • Start the career you've always wanted
  • Gain future-proof financial skills 
  • Stay ahead of the industry curve, and 
  • Become part of a community of like-minded professionals 

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As the first 100% online DipFA course, it is aimed at those looking to start a career in the financial services sector and become a financial adviser.

Exploring the essential information you'll need to qualify, you'll examine the knowledge and skills that are key to becoming a financial adviser.

You'll gain an in-depth understanding of the UK financial services industry in line with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), know how to analyse and utilise data and how to successfully communicate financial advice.

To become a financial adviser you need to successfully complete the course and pass all the assessments to meet the minimum requirement laid out by the FCA. You'll have the support of an immersive virtual learning platform, with additional access to a tutor and supporting online resources.

Completely online, you'll be able to work through the course from anywhere and attend live online classrooms to enhance your learning. 

Yes! You can study Module 1 of the Level 4 DipFA individually, or Modules 2 to 6 combined.

Module 1, the Financial Services Regulation and Ethics (FSRE) module, is an ideal introduction to the UK's financial services industry, regulation and ethics.

Over the module, you'll explore the key parts and relationships present in the financial system, regulatory frameworks, the concept of risk, how the FCA approaches ethics and aspects of providing advice. 

It's a great place to start if you want to find out more about how financial services work in the UK.

The module will cost £670 to study and you'll receive student support for 6 months. Payment plans can help you spread the cost over a deposit and 5 monthly payments. 

Modules 2 to 6, on the other hand, make up the Advanced Financial Advice (AFA) modules, which include Taxation, Investment, Protection, and Retirement Planning modules as well as the Coursework module.

Together they will help you to create and maintain better financial plans for customers by deepening your knowledge of the financial system and the various influences that can inform the advice we offer. 

It explores the commercial and regulatory environment, as well as legislation, products, and services that inform the financial advice process, in addition to how risk influences decisions and making informed choices about financial products. 

The module will cost £749 to study and you'll receive student support for 10 months. You can spread payment over 6 months with a deposit and 6 monthly payments. 

If you’re looking to study Module 1 individually or Modules 2 to 6 combined, please contact our LIBF course advisors for more details.

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