The amount of study time that should be allowed for depends on the individual but as a guide the Institute of Financial Services suggests spending 50-60 hours studying. However, each student should decide for themselves how much study time, including revision, they actually require. A study period of about 8-10 weeks is sufficient for most people.
One very basic way of working out how long you require for studying is to take the number of pages to be studied in the IFS study manual, for example, 250. Then decide how many weeks study is preferred, say, 11 and allow about a week for pure revision. This means that 25 pages per week must be covered. Is this realistic for the individual concerned?
Regular study in short periods of no more than an hour is best for most people.
Regular revision of what has been covered before is also required on a regular basis, as new knowledge is forgotten very quickly unless it is revised regularly.
The development of an individual study timetable is strongly recommended and this should be adhered to. These are some of the key points to be borne in mind when planning Cemap studies.
You will appreciate there is rather more to it than the above but this should be a good start.