Developing your financial
planning expertise as you complete the Advanced Diploma should be
both fulfilling and challenging. Success lies in exploiting
available support and maintaining your commitment to the end
If you haven't already, get your Advanced Diploma learning statement (your
personalised completion requirements) and, if you're a Linkedin
user, join the Linkedin support group.
Next, become familiar with the latest syllabus (noting 'assumed
knowledge' Diploma units) and enrol on a study option. Case study
workbooks for AF1-AF4 and the AF6 study text can be bought from the
unit shop on this page and sylabuses can be downloaded from
the Advanced Diploma in
Financial Planning qualification page.
You can view an overview of the Advanced Diploma in Financial
Planning watching the short video below:
Don't overlook RevisionMate
Logging into RevisionMate (provided free with AF1-AF4 and
AF6 study options) unlocks a wealth of study support tailored to
- Personalised study planner - keep organised
ahead of the exam
- MCQ knowledge checks - identify gaps in Level
- Online study texts - target Level 4
learning where needed
- Mock exams - past papers with model
- Discussion forum - connect with fellow
Learn on the
High-tech study lets you study on the move and when conventional
study isn't practical:
- ebooks (AF1-AF4, AF6) - available as an
alternative to printed workbooks, study offline using your tablet,
ereader or Smartphone. Useful features (available on most devices)
include annotation and navigation tools.
- MP3 audio revision (AF1, AF3, AF4) - gain
assumed Level 4 knowledge and an insight into the Advanced Diploma
assessment method. Also learn what key areas have featured in past
Attend a revision
Two day Advanced Diploma revision workshops offer valuable tutor
support in the weeks leading up to the exam.
You'll receive expert tuition on key elements of the syllabus,
suggestions for effective revision and techniques for the exam
itself. You'll also have the opportunity to discuss specific
concerns with the tutor, practise answering questions and gain
feedback on your answers.
Face-to-face fact: In 2015 candidates attending
a CII exam revision workshop improved their chances of exam success
by up to 59%.