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CII encourages qualifiers to gain recognition for prior learning

Students working towards the Chartered Insurance Institute's (CII) Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning qualifications can now gain recognition for a wider range of prior study previously undertaken as part of its recently enhanced Accreditation of Prior Learning scheme. '

Accreditation of prior learning enables individuals working towards CII qualifications to obtain recognition, in the form of credits, for earlier relevant non-CII study. These can be used, subject to individual qualification completion requirements, towards attaining the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning qualifications and, ultimately, Chartered Financial Planner status.' '

The CII will award Diploma and Advanced Diploma level credits to individuals who within the last 10 years have obtained a relevant UK qualification (such as a Bachelors or Masters degree or an MBA) in the following subjects: Business, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Law and Management. For example, holders of a relevant business degree, obtained through a UK university, can claim 25 Diploma level and 30 Advanced Diploma level credits. Holders of non-CII financial planning qualifications and certification such as the Certified Financial Planner and BS ISO 22222 can also gain Advanced Diploma credits.'

Tamsin Mills, Director of Accreditation Services at the CII, said: 'Our recognition of prior learning offers a real advantage to individuals striving for higher level qualifications and bears particular relevance in the current RDR climate. 'It will help avoid duplication and bring candidates a step closer to qualification.'

Contact: Alex Thompson, tel: 0207 417 4430

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