Sesame is working with the Chartered Insurance Insti- tute to create a series of online teaching aids which they hope will “help drive up standards of professionalism and good practise across the industry”.
The teaching programme is being set up to extend adv-iser knowledge in areas such as investments, pensions, protection, mortgages, mortgage-related general insurance, taxation and trusts.
The planned content will include the CII FPC examinations CF1 to CF9. Units within the advanced diploma in financial planning framework will also be provided.
Sesame believes the programmes will help advisers to refresh their knowledge or they could used alongside CII study material to support revision for exams.
A series of technical modules will be provided, covering the main product areas offered by advisers and mortgage brokers. Other content will cover regulatory issues, including money laundering and treating customers fairly.
Sesame head of learning Paul Dawson says: “The e-learning platform used by Sesame’s advisers has been around for four years now but its main use over the past 18 months has been for online assessments.
“Financial advisers have to continually maintain a high level of competence and prove it. However, they are then faced with the challenge of how they use this knowledge to improve their business and this is where our new service will help.”CII deputy director general Bob Bullivant says: “This new service by Sesame will provide a valuable impetus to advisers to develop higher levels of competence and raise standards of advice.”