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Financial Advisor Certification (FAC)

Level 4 - Online course Including Units 1, 2 and 3 with lifetime access

CIFA Education Management Ltd


£1,119 inc VAT
Or £93.25/mo. for 12 months...
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Reading material - PDF/e-book
382 hours · Self-paced
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
382 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Achievement - Free
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately
  • Tutor is available to students

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A financial advisor provides ideas for portfolio management including money matters, investment and personal finances to their clients. Your guidance is helpful to clients when making decisions about their future, including investment management, pension plans, tax planning etc.


382 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


This certification is comprised of three units: "Introduction to UK Financial Regulation & Professional Integrity", "Introduction to Investment, Risk & Taxation" and "Introduction to Financial Planning & Advice". You will learn to apply an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to defining, analysing and solving problems in finance. On completion, you will have gained a sound working knowledge and understanding of the financial world.

As a comprehensive course focusing on the UK financial services industry and its role in serving the consumer, the qualification develops specialist knowledge and skills by introducing you to the application of financial services regulation and the responsibilities of a regulated adviser. As part of this, it will provide you with an insight into the application and review of risk and ethics.

The certification will also equip you with the knowledge and skills required to offer financial advice as well as create, implement and maintain financial plans.

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Certificate of Achievement

Digital certificate - Included

Students will only be issued a Certificate of Achievement after sitting and passing the exam successfully.

*Exam fees are not included in the course fees.

Students will not be charged any additional fees to receive their Certificate upon completing and passing the exam successfully.


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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.