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Welcome to Blue Cherry Financial TrainingWhat is the Financial Diploma?The Financial Diploma is a generic name for the relatively new qualification for UK financial advisers, who are now required to enhance their professional status by demonstrating a higher level of knowledge and skills than was previously required. All the UK’s financial advisers were required to achieve the new qualification by the end of 2012 if they were to be allowed to continue to give financial advice. The Financial Diploma is accredited at Level 4 in the Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF) and this is consistent with the professionalism requirements within the Financial Conduct Authority’s Retail Distribution Review (RDR).What options are available when studying the Financial Diploma?There are a number of different routes available to those wanting to achieve financial diploma success, the most appropriate being determined by the student’s past experience and academic background. We will explain these options to you, so you are able to make an informed decision on which is the best path for you to follow. The two institutions active in the provision of the financial diploma qualification are as follows:•The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF®)•The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII®) In this section, we will look at the options provided by each of the above institutions.If you know what you are looking for you may click on any button on this page to go directly to your preferred destination. Alternatively, if you are only browsing, please click one of the buttons below to learn about the two examining bodies.
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