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Award in Life and Pensions Foundations

An essential introduction to the life and pensions sector

The RQF Level 2 Award in Life and Pensions Foundations has been developed in collaboration with employers across the life, pensions and long-term savings sector. It provides a formalised and consistent approach to defining entry-level professional standards, helping to underpin improved customer outcomes and support staff development.

The Award develops knowledge and understanding across key areas of the life, pensions and long-term savings market. This includes customer needs and solutions, the sector's value to society and the economy, and the importance of professional conduct and maintaining a customer focus.

  • Those who are new to the life, pensions and long-term savings sector, providing essential learning to complement the induction process
  • Anyone looking to build on their foundation knowledge of the life, pensions and long-term savings sector

Before studying, check to see whether any of your previous academic qualifications or credits from other professional bodies and institutes can be carried towards completion of the Award.

Find out more about recognition of prior learning

Specific study time guidelines are provided for each unit on its webpage and in the CII qualifications brochure. The notional Ofqual ‘Total Qualification Time’ for this qualification is 40 hours. This represents the time a student might typically take to complete the qualification.

Award level units are assessed by multiple-choice question exam (MCQ). For online MCQ exams, result notification is immediate on completion. For paper-based MCQ exams, results are released five weeks’ following the exam sitting.

Find out more about assessments, including policies and exam centres

Qualification units are delivered through purchasing an Enrolment, equipping you with the essential materials to support core learning. For a single fee, an Enrolment typically includes: study text, assessment and access to RevisionMate, our online study tool. 

We also offer additional revision aids through purchasing Enrolment plus for most key units. These range from Key fact booklets and Question packs, to Learn online tutorials.

Completion requirements

Core units

The Award comprises one core unit and does not provide any credits on completion.

Unit
Credits
Level
 
LF1
Life and pensions foundations
Credits : 0
Level : 2

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