FSRE (Financial Service Regulation & Ethics) has been de-linked from the full DipFA qualification and as such can be studied and taken at anytime during your annual registration.
We recommend that you pre-read the book then attend our 5 day course.
This course is superb for experienced and brand new to the industry advisors. We will lecture you on the entire syllabus. This training will remind you of all the key principles relating to our business and also help you remember and understand the fundamentals of pensions, investments, long term care, taxation, business issues/tax, personal taxation etc. Therefore it will help to speed read the book before you come. Take notes on our course and sit your FSRE exam in a Pearson’s test centre close to home.
We suggest that you take no longer than 3 months over this entire process.
The second part to complete is called: AFA Advanced Financial Advice which consists of course work and an examination.
The Course Work
By month 6 you will be expected to produce a concise and professional piece of course work which is normally in the form of a report. You will need to write around 1500-3000 words. The subjects vary from month to month. In fact your course work scenario will be issued to you on the day you register with the IFS School of Finance. In essence you have 6 months to prepare for it. Our 3 day intensive course will focus on the key areas of the course work and enable you prepare your coursework and understand the key academic and practical implications. More importantly you will leave our course having been prepared for most of your course work. You will simply need to tidy it up at home.
Whilst no ethical training company can tell you what to write in order to pass – we will teach and coach you through the process in line with the IFS School of Finance.
By month 9 you will be expected to be in a position to sit a 3 hour examination. This can be written or you can now choose a computer if you feel more comfortable with this.
The examination is based upon a pre-issued fact find. You are expected to write an appropriate suitability letter or reasons for recommendation letter in line with your particular and unique fact find. The fact find is unique to your month of entry and as such is unique to that entry group.
The fact find is issued to you 6 weeks prior to your final examination date. We will again prepare you for this exam by way of a further 3 day intensive course. You will be ready for the exam as we will explore and train you on all key areas that are evidently central to the fact find. Whilst you can go a long way to preparing your final exam report you will need to be mindful that some subtle changes will be made in the final exam and the fact find information will vary enough for the advice/recommendation to change in a small way. We will even prepare for this eventuality.
The bottom line is – we will help you understand the material to enable you to pass. The course and attendance with Caspian Financial Services consists of a 5 classroom days for FSRE. 3 classroom days for coursework prep. 3 classroom days for exam prep. This is a total of 11 days, spread over a 9 month period to obtain a level 4 qualification that will change your life and help you to follow the career in Financial Services or if you are in the industry or have been for several years will enable you to stay in the industry.