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CII certificate to be taught in schools

Six schools in the North-east of England will start teaching the Chartered Insurance Institute certificate in financial planning from September.

Financial training and education company Fe4 is stepping up its recruitment of IFAs to teach for the qualifications in the workplace and in schools.

IFAs with three or more years’ industry experience can take a two-day Fe4 course to gain the tutor training qualification, which costs around 250. Fe4 has 50 fully trained tutors and hope to have 150 by the end of the year.

Chairwoman Fiona Price says the opportunity to teach gives IFAs a chance of additional income through tutoring as well as the opportunity to build up their client base.

From September, Fe4 will be taking its courses into schools to teach the CII certificate which has replaced the FPC qualifications in January.

Courses last 60-80 hours and give school-leavers all the education required to enter the financial services profession.

Anne Sparrowhawk, an IFA with Millennium 3 Financial Planning, who recently completed the course, says: “I have always wanted to teach in some way and I passionately believe in the concept of the courses as financial learning is quite shocking at the moment.”

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