Sandy Scott of the CII states in Money Marketing: “…we can say unequivocally that our new diploma will be better value for money and less expensive than other comparable qualifications”.
This is an astounding change of approach for the CII. Its existing diploma costs up to £3,000. The pricing has always been purposefully obscure.
The new IFS diploma costs a mere £595. The IFS had thousands of advisers sign up to take this to meet RDR level four requirements and the CII were rapidly losing market share. The result? A very belated change in approach and a new qualification priced to be cheaper than the IFS diploma.
As someone who has taken the old CII exams, will they do the ethical, morally right thing by me and other advisers in the same position and refund the £2,500 they have overcharged us?
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