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Financial Advisor Certification (FAC)

Finance is the art and science of handling money. The financial system is complex, comprising many different types of private sector financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, mutual funds, finance companies and investment banks, all of which are heavily regulated by the Government. This CIFA level 4 course provides an understanding and working knowledge for graduates entering this fast-paced industry. Approximate total study time is 140 hours per unit

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What will I learn?
  • Introduction to UK Regulation & Professional Integrity
  • Introduction to Investment Risk & Taxation
  • Introduction to Financial Planning & Advice

Curriculum for this course
40 Chapters
Introduction to UK Regulation and Professional Integrity
20 Chapters
  • Chapter 1 UK Financial Markets
  • Chapter 1 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 2 UK Financial Services & Risks
  • Chapter 2 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 3 Contract & Trust: Legal Framework
  • Chapter 3 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 4 Professionalism and Ethics
  • Chapter 4 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 5 Regulators of the UK Financial Services
  • Chapter 5 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 6 Governance, Principles & Regulations (FCA & PRA)
  • Chapter 6 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 7 Competence of Companies & Individuals (FCA & PRA)
  • Chapter 7 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 8 Regulations Relating to Financial Crime
  • Chapter 8 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 9 Complaints & Redress
  • Chapter 9 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 10 COBS: Conduct of Business Sourcebook of the FCA
  • Chapter 10 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 1 The Various Types of Asset Classes
  • Chapter 1 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 2 The Macroeconomic Environment
  • Chapter 2 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 3 Investment Risk and Return: The Basic Principles
  • Chapter 3 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 4 Investor and Investment Taxation
  • Chapter 4 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 5 Types of Investment Products
  • Chapter 5 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 6 Planning and Constructing Portfolios
  • Chapter 6 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 7 Providing Investment Advice
  • Chapter 7 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 8 Performance and Reviewing of Portfolios
  • Chapter 8 Review Quiz 00:00:00
  • Chapter 1 Financial Protection
  • Chapter 2 Planning for Retirement
  • Chapter 3 Basics of Financial Planning
  • Case Studies & Questions
  • Level 3 qualifications or equivalent
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A financial advisor provides ideas for portfolio management including money matters, investment and personal finances to their clients. Your guidance is helpful to clients when making decisions about their future, including investment management, pension plans, tax planning etc.

This certification is comprised of three units: "Introduction to UK Regulation & Professional Integrity", "Introduction to Investment Risk & Taxation" and "Introduction to Financial Planning & Advice". You will learn to apply an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to defining, analysing and solving problems in finance. On completion, you will have gained a sound working knowledge and understanding of the financial world.

As a comprehensive course focusing on the UK financial services industry and its role in serving the consumer, the qualification develops specialist knowledge and skills by introducing you to the application of financial services regulation and the responsibilities of a regulated adviser. As part of this, it will provide you with an insight into the application and review of risk and ethics.

The qualification will also equip you with the knowledge and skills required to offer financial advice as well as create, implement and maintain financial plans.

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The CIFA is proud to be providing professional online study solutions worldwide.

The Certified Institute for Further Accreditation (CIFA) is a training provider that develops professional certifications, tailored to highly specialist fields of employment.

Our entry-level certifications are designed to enable students to develop a basic knowledge of their specialist field prior to sitting professional qualifications by awarding bodies.

We focus on hard to enter niche industries including finance, languages and health and business-related topics.

We work with academics from universities worldwide and industry experts to author our certification programmes and pride ourselves on our dedication to the development of our students.

The CIFA is a name in education that you can rely on for professional development and globally recognised qualifications.

We believe in the sharing of knowledge and providing the world with the highest standards of education across various sectors.

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