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Leave FPC alone, says CII

The CII has urged the Financial Services Skills Council to leave the standard of the FPC alone, saying that it remains relevant to the needs of today&#39s market.

In its response to the Skills Council&#39s consultation on the exam regime, which closed last week, CII director general Dr Sandy Scott says there is no need to raise the standard of the FPC but instead calls for it to be made more pertinent.

The CII says it is committed to providing higher-level qualifications on a voluntary basis and its new framework and learning materials will be introduced in October.

Scott says: “I see no need to significantly raise the bar as far as the benchmark qualifications are concerned.”

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