A recent communication from the MCCB referred to financial advisers who passed the elementary Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (Cemap) / Mortgage Advice Qualification (Maq) as “graduates”.
These two certificates are minimum benchmark qualifications certainly no higher than an A level. It is certainly disingenuous to those within or outside the industry who are university graduates and/or have passed chartered professional qualifications.
Notwithstanding, it certainly makes the mortgage adviser a laughing stock when one compares the standard of qualification that a convey-ancing solicitor must attain before being allowed to practise.
I would hope that this oversight is corrected before there is a clamour from certain quarters to award the designation Maq (Dip), which may lead to general public regarding it as a Big Maq.
IFA, New Barnet, Herts