The Money Marketing Academy, to be run in partnership with the Chartered Insurance Institute, is open to all advisers and offers a range of study packages, including printed material, online and face-to-face training.
The Academy will host dedicated training days and residential training and revision courses for each module of the CII’s diploma in financial planning, which will include on-site exam sittings.
Academy members will have access to free or heavily discounted supplementary training materials as well as a dedicated website with an interactive forum for mem- bers to ask questions and seek or offer support.
Under the RDR, all advisers must gain a QCF level four qualification by December 31, 2012 to continue advising.
Money Marketing will formally launch the Academy on March 22 at the CII Great Hall in Aldermanbury, London.
Advisers are invited to attend the event to see what the Academy has to offer and build training and examination schedules. Advisers will be able to sign up to as many or as few modules as they want.
CII director of financial services markets Steve Jenkins says: “We are delighted to be working with Money Marketing to help and support advisers in studying for their diploma exams.
“Thorough preparation is the key to success and I would encourage advisers to take advantage of the wide variety of training and learning materials that the programme will offer.”
Addidi Wealth Management director Anna Sofat says: “Any initiative that encour- ages the raising of standards is good for the industry. I think it is great that a trade paper is getting involved to raise the profile and standards of the sector.”
Advisers interested in joining the Academy should email their contact details to email@example.com.
Any companies interested in becoming Academy sponsors should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.