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ifs School of Finance diploma to cost £500

The ifs School of Finance has confirmed that their new diploma for financial advisers will cost £500.

The school says most advisers should be able to achieve the DipFA within a year of commencing their studies.

The qualification is designed to meet the needs of those who already hold the certificate for financial advisers or an equivalent qualification and will be benchmarked to QCA level 4.

The ifs School of Finance head of financial regulation Mark Roberts says: “We have very carefully considered the costs of providing what will be a unique and important addition to the qualifications landscape. As always, we are keen to keep costs to a minimum and believe £500 represents real value for money, especially when you consider this will include access to a dedicated online forum, a range of online materials, a study guide, online competence maintenance tool and the exam fee.”


Mena streets

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