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ifs School of Finance to offer LTC qualification

The ifs School of Finance is set to offer the Certificate in Long Term Care Insurance, with registration opening in November.

The module will consider the background to long term care provision in the UK, the different types of long term care that are available and how current legislation affects the provision of advice on long term care insurance.

CeLTCI will also look at the responsibilities of both local and health authorities in relation to long term care, including how local authorities make financial and needs assessments for those requiring long term care.

The ifs School of Finance says the qualification will take between 40-60 hours to complete and costs £135.

Head of Financial Regulation Mark Roberts says: “This new comprehensive certificate will enable practitioners to give knowledgeable advice on what is becoming an increasingly important area of advice. As more advisers move into this area and consider the implications in conjunction with issues such as equity release, we have seen demand for such a qualification rise.

“Ultimately the objective is to ensure that advisers can confidently and accurately identify consumers’ needs and demands and recommend suitable and affordable long-term care solutions, taking into consideration their clients circumstances.”

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