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CII widens continuous assessment for AFPC

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&#39 chances of success with

the AFPC. It currently offers this facility on two AFPC subjects – G10

taxation and trusts and G60 pensions.

After April&#39s 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&#39s 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



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