The Chartered Insurance Institute is expanding its continuous assessment
tuition system for IFAs taking the Advanced FPC exam.
The CII says continuous assessment improves IFAs' chances of success with
the AFPC. It currently offers this facility on two AFPC subjects – G10
taxation and trusts and G60 pensions.
After April's exams, it will extend its continuous assessment tuition to
G20 personal investment planning and H15 supervision and sales management.
Under the system, candidates submit assignments from the CII coursebook
via a distance-learning facility. A set mark is added to their exam result,
provided that candidates score an acceptable average across the
The CII says this can mean that some borderline candidates get passes at AFPC.
IFAs can enrol for continuous assessment at no extra charge if they are
using the CII's correspondence course, costing £115.
Qualification and research director Tony Tudor says: “The real benefit to
the candidate from this approach is that it encourages systematic study
over a period of months. Candidates are better prepared for the exam and
more often than not achieve a pass rate without the need for the