The RQF Level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning meets the FCA's qualification requirements for retail investment advisers, subject to gap fill, and develops core technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of key advisory areas, including 16 topics at Level 4.
Modular in structure, with no compulsory units, the Diploma allows you to develop a learning programme that reflects your personal circumstances or career aspirations.
Unit syllabuses setting out the learning outcomes for each unit can be found on the right of this page.
Who it's for
The Diploma in particularly suitable for:
- Anyone seeking to give retail investment advice, in particular those who already hold CII credits that count towards completion (otherwise the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning is more suitable)
- Paraplanners, technical consultants and staff in related support roles.
None, but one of the following CII qualifications, or equivalent, must be held in order to complete:
Completion requirements can be found on the right of this page.
Unit study materials for this qualification typically include:
- Study text with updates
- RevisionMate online study support
- Revision courses.
How you're tested
Diploma units are tested in one of two ways: multiple-choice on screen exams or short answer written exams. Find out more by selecting the completion requirements link to the right of this page.
Completion entitles PFS members to use the designation Dip PFS. Continuing professional development requirements apply.
Your next step
The links at the top right of this page contain all the information you need to finalise your entry.
To order your study text and assessment entry, please use the individual unit links.
Read the Diploma in Financial Planning specification >>