Diploma for Financial Advisers

EQF Level 5

The Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) is a highly relevant programme of study that develops the knowledge required and enhances skills and practical understanding needed to operate in the field of financial advice. Students having completed the CeFAP can use this qualification as a stepping stone to study this Diploma, helping them to become qualified professional retail investment advisers.

This qualification comprises two mandatory units:
  • Unit 1 Financial Services Regulations and Ethics: This unit explores the environment within which the financial services industry operates and the key components and interrelationships of the financial system. This unit has one objective test comprising of 100 multiple choice questions.
  • Unit 2 Advanced Financial Advisers Unit 2 concentrates on products, services and legislation that informs the financial planning and advice process. This unit is assessed by coursework and examination. The coursework is submitted after approximately 16 weeks of study and comprises a written assignment and short answer questions. The examination takes the form of a written examination which focuses on the production of a report, based on a client Factfind. The Factfind is made available six weeks prior to the examination date.

Awarding Body:

The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Study Hours:

55 hours of tuition


MCQ exam, Assignment and Short Answer Questions exam



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