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Why Aspiring Financial Advisors Attend Cefa Training Courses In London

As times get tough one of the things people need most is good advice. Financial Advisers are now seeing an upswing in demand for their services as the economy takes a downturn. There is also more evidence that ˜Retirement planning' and ˜investment and savings' were the top triggers for consumers seeking independent financial advice in 2010.

This is why it's the perfect time to prepare yourself for a great career providing financial advice.

More and more people are now trying to achieve the much desired CeFA® qualification as there is no doubt that experienced Financial advisers enjoy top incomes and great lifestyles. To get started it is advisable to register online on the web sites of CeFA training specialists and choose from 3 study options: full time, part time and home study. Most people opt to do their CeFA training in London as there are many more experienced CeFA training tutors available here.

Are you interested in gaining the knowledge, passing the requisite exams and becoming a fully qualified financial advisor? Well, now you have a great opportunity to have it all!! There are some specialised CeFA training courses in London run by professional companies, who will assist you in learning and passing the exam. They will provide you with an intensive programme focusing on essential points of the wide CeFA syllabus. They will teach you all the key subjects and go through many mock exams with full review and assessments.

Participation in the CeFA® training program does not have a requirement for any previous qualifications and is not subject to age restrictions. However in most cases to get employment people should be over 16 years of age and there is no upper age limit.

The Certificate for Financial Advisers (CeFA®) is awarded by the Institute of Financial Services (IFS). All true professionals in this sector are aware that it meets the requirements identified by the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC), is accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), and incorporated into the National Qualifications Framework at level 3. Most importantly: it is recognized by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) as an appropriate qualification.

CeFA is required by any individual who wishes to advise customers on investment, retirement planning and protection options. CeFA consists of four modules that enable you to develop an extensive knowledge and understanding of UK financial regulation, investments and the risks that go with them, retirement planning and protection. The final module will test your ability to synthesise knowledge of these subject areas as effective and consumer-focused financial advice

CeFA1 is regarded as the toughest of all three modules and as such special attention needs to be given to it. CeFA 1 is assessed by a two-hour, 100 questions, and multiple choice examinations.

CeFA Module 2 is The Investments and Risks Section and is split into two units focusing upon the principles of investment and investment products. This covers: Macro environment factors, Taxation, Investment returns, Investors risk and Investment planning.

CeFA Module 3 is the Retirement Planning and Protection section and is split into two units that focuses upon the main aim and strategies of retirement planning and the purpose and scope of financial protection. This covers: Financial protection, Life assurance, Income, protection policies, Mortgage related insurance, Retirement planning, Tax treatment of pensions, State pension benefits and Pension schemes.

Students must achieve a minimum of 70% in each unit of the 4 modules. If students don't gain 70% in any unit/s within a module they will have to re-sit. The grading are as follow: Pass 70%, Merit 80% and Distinction 90%.