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Academy awards

Woolwich Independent Financial Advisory Serv-ices and Sedgwick Inde-pendent Financial Consultants have opened an academy to create a new generation of IFAs.

The academy in Bedford is open to new recruits to Wifas and SIFC, including graduates and those already working in financial services who want to become IFAs.

Students can sit the Institute of Financial Services&#39 Cefa 1, 2 and 3 exams over a period of 16 months to two years and will learn skills for making investment recommendations, sales processes and gain practical experience.

Wifas managing director Chris Regan says: “We are delighted to announce this fantastic new programme to develop our own IFAs, particularly as there are no other comparable schemes around. We are looking to introduce them to the business as early as possible during training to give them practical experience.”

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