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Financial planning

Qualifications relevant to the financial planning sector include:

Award in Long Term Care Insurance
The Level 3 Award in Long Term Care Insurance develops knowledge and understanding of long term care cover, including legal, taxation and regulatory issues and the responsibilities of local authorities. When held with the Diploma in Financial Planning or the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, it meets the FCA’s qualification requirements for advising on long term care products and retirement advice.

Certificate in Paraplanning
The Level 4 Certificate in Paraplanning develops core technical knowledge in a number of key advisory areas, and helps you gain specialist report writing skills that improve your ability to provide sound professional advice.

Certificate in Pension Transfer Advice
The Certificate in Pension Transfer Advice provides the in-depth knowledge and practical skills needed by anyone seeking to advise on the transfer of safeguarded benefits, an increasingly important part of the advice process following the Government’s pension reforms. 

Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning
The Level 4 Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning meets the FCA’s qualification requirements for anyone advising on retail investment products. It helps develop core technical knowledge and financial planning capabilities. 

Diploma in Financial Planning
The Level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning develops core technical understanding across a broad range of key financial planning areas. It meets the FCA’s qualification requirements for advising on retail investment products, subject to additional gap fill. For more information, visit our gap fill site.

Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning
The Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning builds on existing skills and knowledge, enabling advisers to develop specialist planning capabilities and offer a sophisticated and comprehensive approach to financial management. 

Your membership Society

The Personal Finance Society is the professional body in the UK for the personal finance profession.