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CII accreditation for Widows&#39 training

Scottish Widows&#39 Advanced Financial Planning Certificate training and development services has achieved accreditation from the Chartered Insurance Institute. The company believes thatits success is owed to the address of three key standards relating to transparency, quality and member benefit. CII director general Dr Sandy Scott says: “Scottish Widows is leading the way in proactively addressing competency issues through the accreditation of its training programme. I hope others will acknowledge the benefits this approach can bring to business performance and competitive edge.”

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