NEW − 2014 information for candidates brochure
This benchmark qualification for those advising on retail
investment products meets the QCF Level 4 exam standards in
The Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning is suitable for
those who don't hold additional CII credits counting towards
completion of the Diploma in Financial Planning.
Covering the following six compulsory units, the Diploma develops
core technical knowledge and financial planning capabilities:
- Financial services, regulation and ethics.
- Investment principles and risk.
- Personal taxation.
- Pensions and retirement planning.
- Financial protection.
- Financial planning practice.
Holders of the first unit, Financial services, regulation
and ethics, are authorised to advise under supervision while they
work towards completion of the full Diploma.
Five of the six units are multiple-choice tested and
therefore examined year-round. The sixth, the planning unit R06, is
examined 4 times a year.
Upon completion candidates will be awarded the Diploma in
Regulated Financial Planning. PFS members are entitled to use the
designation DipPFS (Continuing Professional Development
Credits obtained in completing the Diploma can also be used
towards the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, leading
Chartered Financial Planner status.
The Diploma delivers may benefits, these include:
- No gap fill - meets the QCF Level
4 exam standards in full
- Year-round entry - plan study around
- Modular Learning - learn at your own
- Pay-as-you-learn - fees are payable as
you take each unit.
- Multiple-choice testing - providing
immediate notification of results.
- 80 exam centres with year-round
testing - take exams at a convenient time &
- Unrivalled study support - widest range
of learning & revision materials.
Your next step
Now that you have read about the Diploma in Regulated Financial
Planning, gained an understanding of what it offers and established
it is the appropriate qualification route for you, it is time to
finalise your entry.
Please take time to read more about the requirements of the
course using the 'qualification in detail' links above. To enrol
onto a study option, access revision material or book an exam you
can select the unit links, also above.
Further useful information:
- Learning statement - For
details of credits you hold and confirmation of your personalised
completion requirements for the Diploma.
- FAQs - Our frequently asked questions
relating to studying towards CII qualifications and