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Award in Investment Planning

AWP (10 Certificate credits)

This single-unit qualification is designed to help experienced advisers outside the UK develop and demonstrate their knowledge of investment products. It also offers guidance on what constitutes sound professional practice, thereby providing a framework for ethical behaviour.

The complete package

Enrolment for the Award includes everything you need for a single fee of £107: study text, examination guide and first exam entry:

  • The study text covers the exam syllabus in a straightforward and user-friendly format, and includes examples, key point summaries and self-test questions.
  • The exam guide includes a specimen exam paper and hints and tips on how to pass.

Enrolments now open

Non-UK candidates can enrol by selectingthe 'Book now' button below. You will be prompted to select your chosen international exam centre location and date.

Exam re-sits

To book an exam re-sit for the Award in Financial Planning please contact customer service +44 (0)20 8989 8464.

Please note:

  • Award in Investment Planning enrolments are not available in the UK
  • To enrol for the Award in Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland please call Customer Service on +44(0)20 8989 8464.

Membership

Members get access to a range of benefits, including quality CPD and discounts on CII exams.


Enrol online

Members
£86.00
Non-members
£98.00
Study text and exam package

The complete package

Enrolment for the Award includes everything you need for a single fee: study text, examination guide and first exam entry:

  • The study text covers the exam syllabus in a straightforward and user-friendly format, and includes examples, key point summaries and self-test questions.
  • The exam guide includes a specimen exam paper and hints and tips on how to pass.

ebooks

ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android and Windows tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

Please note:

  • ebooks are not pdf files and cannot be printed.
  • the reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

An ebook provides the same benefits as the the printed study text, with the same enrolment period, updates to content and access to RevisionMate. The cost (incl.VAT) is the same as the equivalent printed study text.

Additional benefits include:

  • Portability - study on the move and when using a printed study text isn't practical
  • Reduced paper use - paperless study reduces your impact on the environment
  • No postage fee - ebooks are delivered electronically through RevisionMate
  • Fast delivery - we aim for same day delivery for orders before midday Monday to Friday(customers receive an email to confirm their ebook is ready to download).

Depending on the device used, ebook features can include:

  • Annotation tools - these include the ability to add notes to pages and highlight key points
  • Easy navigation - interactive contents page and search function help you pinpoint content
  • Quick web link access - related articles and resources can be accessed with a single click
  • In-built dictionary - definitions for unfamiliar words
  • Read-aloud - available on supporting devices, allowing increased accessibility.

Find out more


Study text and exam package

The complete package

Enrolment for the Award includes everything you need for a single fee: study text, examination guide and first exam entry:

  • The study text covers the exam syllabus in a straightforward and user-friendly format, and includes examples, key point summaries and self-test questions.
  • The exam guide includes a specimen exam paper and hints and tips on how to pass.

ebooks

ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android and Windows tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

Please note:

  • ebooks are not pdf files and cannot be printed.
  • the reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

An ebook provides the same benefits as the the printed study text, with the same enrolment period, updates to content and access to RevisionMate. The cost (incl.VAT) is the same as the equivalent printed study text.

Additional benefits include:

  • Portability - study on the move and when using a printed study text isn't practical
  • Reduced paper use - paperless study reduces your impact on the environment
  • No postage fee - ebooks are delivered electronically through RevisionMate
  • Fast delivery - we aim for same day delivery for orders before midday Monday to Friday(customers receive an email to confirm their ebook is ready to download).

Depending on the device used, ebook features can include:

  • Annotation tools - these include the ability to add notes to pages and highlight key points
  • Easy navigation - interactive contents page and search function help you pinpoint content
  • Quick web link access - related articles and resources can be accessed with a single click
  • In-built dictionary - definitions for unfamiliar words
  • Read-aloud - available on supporting devices, allowing increased accessibility.

Find out more

Redeem exam voucher

Book here if you have not yet booked your exam and have a valid exam voucher. You will not be charged.

Members
£43.00
Non-members
£49.00
Unit AWP exam

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Introduction

CII qualifications involve the completion of one or more units, each covering an individually assessed topic. Assessment methods vary and depend on a unit's level and subject matter.


Assessment methods include:

  • Multiple-choice exams - the assessment method for Award, Certificate, and financial services 'R0' Diploma units assessed in the UK. Exams are delivered on-screen at a network of over 40 public centres across the UK. Sittings are available year-round, often on a weekly basis.
  • Written exams - the assessment method for some Diploma and Advanced Diploma units and all units examined outside the UK. Sittings are typically available twice-yearly in April and October at over 50 public centres throughout the UK and over 100 public centres outside the UK.
  • Coursework assessment - available for a select number of Advanced Diploma in Insurance units and the financial services unit (J09) Paraplanning, coursework assessment involves the completion of three written assignments during a 12 month period.
  • Mixed assessment - Initially introduced for unit (P92) Insurance business and finance, this has been extended to units (P05) Insurance law, (P80) Underwriting practice, (P81) Insurance broking practice and (P85) Claims practice from April 2015 and and will be extended to all Diploma in Insurance units by April 2018 (unit codes begin with the letter M). This involves the successful completion of both a coursework assignment and a multiple-choice exam. This has an 18 month enrolment period.
  • Dissertation assessment - available for the Advanced Diploma unit 991 London market insurance specialisation. This involves the submission of a dissertation proposal and an 11,000 word dissertation. This has an 18 month enrolment period. This unit should only be taken by those who have access to the necessary information and people in the London Market.

Find out more

It is essential that candidates familiarise themselves with the guidelines and instructions which are shown on the CII website under the relevant units. In addition candidates should familiarise themselves with the coursework and dissertation policies as well as exam policies (before the assessment) and notes to results (after the assessment).

Award in Investment Planning (non-UK) units

AWP
Award in Investment Planning

Learning solutions update

These updates are Learning Solutions updates for study purposes.

2017−18 edition

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There are currently no updates to this edition of the AWP study text:

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Exam guide update

The AWP Examination Guide for exams from 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017 was first published in April 2016. Any questions which have been amended since the examination guide was first published will appear below.

Qualification update

Testing position

  • Examinations are based on the published syllabus. Syllabuses are available free of charge on the CII website www.cii.co.uk or on request.
  • Candidates will be examined on the basis of practice in a non-regulated environment.
  • The AWP examination consists of 42 multiple choice questions (MCQs) and 2 case studies, each comprising 4 MCQs. One hour is allowed for this examination.
  • The general rule is that legislative and industry changes will not be examined earlier than 3 months after they come into effect.
  • Candidates must keep up to date with legislative and industry changes that occur.