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Become a Financial Adviser

Become a Financial Adviser

DiPFA Courses – The Diploma for Financial Advisers

Clarity FT offer short – fast track DiPFA courses that can fit around you. Become A financial Adviser with one of our FCA recognised qualification courses. DiPFA – The Diploma for Financial Advisers is an FCA regulatory qualification that will allow qualified advisers to give advice in financial planning from personal protection through to estate planning. Clarity FT is an LIBF accredited support provider that offers short courses (fast track) that work around you, which means that you can study while you continue to work. If you need to achieve an FCA recognised qualification to get that new career in Financial Advising select one of our courses. We offer Class based, Real Time (online) Webinars and Blended/distance learning (self-paced). We come highly recommended by all ours students and excel in what we do best, by simplifying complex information to help you achieve exam success.  We are so confident that you will pass that we offer a pass guarantee.

Clarity FT is an accredited LIBF Diploma for Financial Advisers (DiPFA) training provider.

DiPFA Courses – How to become a Financial Adviser

To become a financial adviser candidates must pass a professional qualification such as DiPFA®. DiPFA (The Diploma for Financial Advisers) is the benchmark professional qualification for any candidate who wants to provide financial advice in the UK. Financial advice is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which requires all advisers to attain the relevant qualification before they can do so. DiPFA® is a London Institute of Banking and Finance Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Level 4 qualification and is listed as an appropriate qualification recognised by the FCA. To become a financial adviser it requires certain skills including: Understanding regulation, communication, technical and research skills and the ability to apply that knowledge.

Beware of rogue DiPFA training providers. Only use accredited learning support providers (ALSP’s) to be sure that you receive the best training. Clarity FT is an ALSP which means our materials, training and tutors are vetted once a year by the LIBF.

Skills and role of a Financial adviser

A financial adviser must use their skills and expertise to establish client affordability, suitability and risk profile based on the information provided by the client. An adviser will offer holistic advice providing solutions to help clients achieve their objectives based on their needs and circumstances that may change as their clients move through the different life stages. A Financial adviser will recommend the most appropriate advice and products from protection, through to investments and retirement solutions as well as estate planning. Advisers can also choose to concentrate on wealth management and estate planning, enabling them to manage their clients’ portfolios on an ongoing basis. Advisers can work as either an employed adviser and get paid a salary or as self-employed where they can charge a fee paid by the customer.

Advisers role:

  • Meeting with clients to discuss their current circumstances to establish affordability, suitability and their attitude to risk.
  • Select the most appropriate solutions and products from the vast range available to fulfil the client’s needs and help them to achieve their objectives.
  • Explain complex financial information simplistically to clients.
  • Explain the features, benefits and risks of the products recommended.

Adviser skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Numerate and articulate.
  • Have a lateral mind to combine solutions.
  • Honest, trustworthy and ethical.
  • Sociable and friendly.
  • Hardworking and diligent in order to keep their knowledge up to date.
  • Organised – Advisers must be organised in order to maintain adequate records in order to remain FCA compliant.

The Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA®) is a professional qualification for any candidate who wants to work as a Financial adviser. UK financial services are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). DipFA® is a London Institute of Banking and Finance RQF Level 4 qualification and is recognised by the Financial Skills Partnership.

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