Tenet is to support Aifa’s new diploma in investment planning.
The diploma is the equivalent of a QCF level five and is designed to give advisers an alternative case-study route to meet the requirements of the retail distribution review.
The diploma is designed to help existing advisers apply and demonstrate knowledge and planning skills by working through a series of scenario-based case studies.
Tenet distribution and development director Keith Richards says the qualification is likely to appeal to advisers as the case study assessment system is designed to resemble their day-to-day work.
Richards also points to the fact that as it is ahead of QCF level four, it means that it removes the subsequent “gap filling proposed by the FSA”.
He says: “Study materials have been specially designed to allow a flexible approach in terms of how, when and where a candidate can choose to study. And initial discussions indicate that it should be achievable for most IFAs within three to nine months.”
“It is impossible to create a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, advisers must have access to a course that helps specifically equip them for their future needs. This new alternative offers a level of flexibility and other key advantages that no other current qualification programme can provide for general practitioners.”