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ScotEq helps IFAs get net-wise


Scottish Equitable is launching a range of computer based training courses for IFAs via the internet.


The CBT courses will be available through the website of DBS subsidiary Assuresoft. The range also includes distance learning packs and company training courses.


The courses which are free to IFAs using the Assureweb service cover a range of subjects from pensions, through to investments and general industry issues.


CBT subjects include National Insurance, contracting out, flexible retirement options of income drawdown and phased retirement, occupational pensions as well as group and individual pensions.


The distance learning programme offers seven courses aimed at helping IFAs broaden their knowledge of the industry. These include “Discovering Personal Investments” and “Exploring Personal Pensions versus Retirement Annuity.”


The life office can also arrange a number of company training courses including support for FPC and AFPC G60 examinations.


Scottish Equitable head of marketing Ken Hogg says: “On going training is essential for IFAs as part of their professional development, but it can be costly in terms of time.


“CBT training and distance learning courses cuts the cost by allowing IFAs access to bite-size chunks at a time that suits them without interfering with the time spent in front of clients.”

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