Over 550 advisers have joined Norwich Union’s Financial Adviser Academy in its first week.
NU believes the scale of the response is due to an appetite to improve qualifications in response to the retail distribution review.
The academy launched last week in association with the Chartered Insurance Institute and aims to help advisers achieve the CII’s Diploma in Financial Planning.
Advisers are offered a range of learning styles and tools, including online support and face-to-face accredited training and revision classes to complement self-study. Advisers must be members of a professional body to take part.
Distribution director Stephen Gay says: “We are delighted with the response from financial advisers to our Financial Adviser Academy. With an astounding 550 advisers registering in the first week, there is clearly an appetite for improving professional qualifications and a real need for the industry to support advisers in responding to this challenge.”