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Verridian launches Chartered learning programme for busy advisers

Verridian has launched a learning programme designed to help support financial advisers who are looking to continue their development to Chartered status.

The Bristol based recruitment and training consultancy has developed the Route to Chartered programme, which has been designed to fit around advisers’ work lives by providing flexibility through e-learning and a mobile learning application as well as the more traditional classroom methods if preferred.

Verridian director Bill Tomlin says: “We are only too aware of the time pressures on advisers and understand that many have recently returned to a learning environment for some time to complete their diploma.”

To acquire chartered status, advisers must build on their existing diploma by achieving an Advanced Diploma. The Route to Chartered programme provides 120 Advanced Diploma credits which can be obtained by completing four out of six AF exams. An additional 30 credits can be obtained by completing any Chartered Insurance Institute financial services exam at any level.

Tomlin says RDR changes mean high street banks may no longer give financial advice for free and consumers need to pay for expertise, therefore many will select their adviser based on qualifications and experience.

He says: “Chartered status is widely accepted as the gold standard qualification for financial advisers and we are already seeing many of our recruitment clients insist on it as a primary requirement. As the finance industry sees a complete transformation in terms of regulation and remuneration, professional standards will continue to be pushed up so clients can see exactly what they are paying for and why.”


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