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UK financial services, regulation & ethics

CF1 (15 Certificate credits)

The objective of this unit is to develop an understanding of the financial services industry including regulation and legislation.

Download 2017-2018 syllabus »

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Prepare for success with Enrolment plus

Improve your chances of exam success with Enrolment plus and receive extra CF1 revision aids with your enrolment.

Save while you study: Members save £62 purchasing extra revision aids with Enrolment plus. Non-members save £67.

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You can only purchase the study text as part of Enrolment/Enrolment plus. Please refer to the related FAQs for more information: Changes to Enrolment FAQ's

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Enrolment plus – 2018–19 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 18 to 31 Aug 19)

Members
£192.00
Non-members
£237.00
Includes Enrolment for CF1, study text (printed, ebook + printable PDF) with updates, RevisionMate, exam guide and exam entry, PLUS revision aids: key facts booklet (printed, ebook + printable PDF), question pack and Learn interactive tutorial

Study text
This includes a printed study text, ebook and a printable PDF (ebook and PDF available on RevisionMate, with access granted until 31 Aug 2019 when your enrolment expires) with electronic updates. Updates will be made available for the examination period to which the study text relates (further details are included on the title page of the study text).

Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the study text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

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

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.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printable PDF
PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

• ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print; and

• print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

RevisionMate
You will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Please note: access is granted until 31 Aug 2019 when this study text enrolment expires.

Support typically includes a study planner, a knowledge check (multiple-choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forum, the latest examination guide and hints and tips on how to pass the exam. Full details will be provided with your study text.

Examination guide
This consists of a specimen examination (with multiple-choice questions), answers and useful hints on how to prepare for the examination.

Exam entry
Exams can be booked at the point of enrolment or at a later date.

Key facts booklet
Summarising the key information contained in the study text, a key facts booklet is perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a study text is impractical. This includes a printed booklet, an ebook (or e-key facts) and a printable PDF (e-key facts and PDF available on RevisionMate, with access granted until 31 Aug 2019). The guidelines for the study text ebook and printable PDF also apply for the key facts booklet.

Question pack
Delivered online through RevisionMate, packs contain 200 questions and provide comprehensive, flexible and interactive self-testing of the unit syllabus. Question feedback is provided in the form of a chapter reference to the specific areas being tested in the official CII study text for this unit.

Access to the course will not be granted after 31 Aug 2019.

Instructions on how to access the online question pack will be sent to your registered email address within two working days of your order being placed.

Please note, these are not past papers. While questions are designed to test knowledge of the unit syllabus in preparation for the exam, they are not a product of the same development process as the actual CII examination question bank.

Learn interactive tutorial
Online tutorial providing highly interactive study, backed by an assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies.

Note: due to content formatting, best viewed on a tablet or larger screen size.

Please note, access to the course will not be granted after 31 Aug 2019.

Please note that this revision aid is designed to complement, not replace, the primary study text. It provides visually engaging and therefore memorable learning, but it covers only key and difficult topics, not the entire syllabus.

Try the course demo here »

Minimum system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows/MacOS/Android/iOS devices.
  • Web browser: Latest versions of IE/Safari/Firefox/Chrome.
  • Computer/laptop users: Latest version of Adobe Flash player. 

 


Includes Enrolment for CF1, study text (printed, ebook + printable PDF) with updates, RevisionMate, exam guide and exam entry, PLUS revision aids: key facts booklet (printed, ebook + printable PDF), question pack and Learn interactive tutorial

Study text
This includes a printed study text, ebook and a printable PDF (ebook and PDF available on RevisionMate, with access granted until 31 Aug 2019 when your enrolment expires) with electronic updates. Updates will be made available for the examination period to which the study text relates (further details are included on the title page of the study text).

Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the study text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

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

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.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printable PDF
PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

• ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print; and

• print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

RevisionMate
You will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Please note: access is granted until 31 Aug 2019 when this study text enrolment expires.

Support typically includes a study planner, a knowledge check (multiple-choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forum, the latest examination guide and hints and tips on how to pass the exam. Full details will be provided with your study text.

Examination guide
This consists of a specimen examination (with multiple-choice questions), answers and useful hints on how to prepare for the examination.

Exam entry
Exams can be booked at the point of enrolment or at a later date.

Key facts booklet
Summarising the key information contained in the study text, a key facts booklet is perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a study text is impractical. This includes a printed booklet, an ebook (or e-key facts) and a printable PDF (e-key facts and PDF available on RevisionMate, with access granted until 31 Aug 2019). The guidelines for the study text ebook and printable PDF also apply for the key facts booklet.

Question pack
Delivered online through RevisionMate, packs contain 200 questions and provide comprehensive, flexible and interactive self-testing of the unit syllabus. Question feedback is provided in the form of a chapter reference to the specific areas being tested in the official CII study text for this unit.

Access to the course will not be granted after 31 Aug 2019.

Instructions on how to access the online question pack will be sent to your registered email address within two working days of your order being placed.

Please note, these are not past papers. While questions are designed to test knowledge of the unit syllabus in preparation for the exam, they are not a product of the same development process as the actual CII examination question bank.

Learn interactive tutorial
Online tutorial providing highly interactive study, backed by an assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies.

Note: due to content formatting, best viewed on a tablet or larger screen size.

Please note, access to the course will not be granted after 31 Aug 2019.

Please note that this revision aid is designed to complement, not replace, the primary study text. It provides visually engaging and therefore memorable learning, but it covers only key and difficult topics, not the entire syllabus.

Try the course demo here »

Minimum system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows/MacOS/Android/iOS devices.
  • Web browser: Latest versions of IE/Safari/Firefox/Chrome.
  • Computer/laptop users: Latest version of Adobe Flash player. 

 

Enrolment plus – 2017–18 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 17 to 31 Aug 18)

Members
£192.00
Non-members
£237.00
Includes Enrolment for CF1, study text (printed + ebook) with updates, RevisionMate, exam guide and exam entry PLUS revision aids including a key fact booklet (printed + ebook), a question pack and a Learn interactive tutorial.

Enrolment plus offers assessment and supported and structured learning, combining printed and online study materials.

Please note: Access to online study materials is granted until 31 Aug 2018 when your enrolment expires.

Enrolment plus includes the following:

  • Printed study text and ebook (on RevisionMate) with updates Covering the unit syllabus in a straightforward and user-friendly format. Updates will be made available for the examination period to which the study text relates (further details are included on the title page of the study text). Please read the note below the list regarding ebooks/e-key fact booklets. 
  • RevisionMate A host of online study support services including a study planner, quiz questions, specimen examination guide and any online updates.
  • Exam entry Entry to the exam itself. We recommend you sit the exam during your examination/enrolment period.
  • Printed key fact booklet and e-key fact booklet (on RevisionMate) Summarising the key information contained in the study text, key fact booklets are perfect for studying when travelling or in situations when reading a study text is impractical. Please read the note below the list regarding ebooks/e-key fact booklets.
  • Learn interactive tutorial Online tutorial providing highly interactive study, backed by a revision assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies. 
  • Question pack An online bank of 300 questions, providing comprehensive self-testing of the unit syllabus.

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

ebooks and e-key facts 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.

Sample chapter download
To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link below to download a sample.

• Free sample chapters


Includes Enrolment for CF1, study text (printed + ebook) with updates, RevisionMate, exam guide and exam entry PLUS revision aids including a key fact booklet (printed + ebook), a question pack and a Learn interactive tutorial.

Enrolment plus offers assessment and supported and structured learning, combining printed and online study materials.

Please note: Access to online study materials is granted until 31 Aug 2018 when your enrolment expires.

Enrolment plus includes the following:

  • Printed study text and ebook (on RevisionMate) with updates Covering the unit syllabus in a straightforward and user-friendly format. Updates will be made available for the examination period to which the study text relates (further details are included on the title page of the study text). Please read the note below the list regarding ebooks/e-key fact booklets. 
  • RevisionMate A host of online study support services including a study planner, quiz questions, specimen examination guide and any online updates.
  • Exam entry Entry to the exam itself. We recommend you sit the exam during your examination/enrolment period.
  • Printed key fact booklet and e-key fact booklet (on RevisionMate) Summarising the key information contained in the study text, key fact booklets are perfect for studying when travelling or in situations when reading a study text is impractical. Please read the note below the list regarding ebooks/e-key fact booklets.
  • Learn interactive tutorial Online tutorial providing highly interactive study, backed by a revision assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies. 
  • Question pack An online bank of 300 questions, providing comprehensive self-testing of the unit syllabus.

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

ebooks and e-key facts 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.

Sample chapter download
To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link below to download a sample.

• Free sample chapters

Enrolment – 2018–19 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 18 to 31 Aug 19)

Members
£155.00
Non-members
£190.00
Enrolment for CF1 includes: study text (printed, ebook + printable PDF) with updates, RevisionMate, exam guide and exam entry

Study text
This includes a printed study text, ebook and a printable PDF (ebook and PDF available on RevisionMate, with access granted until 31 Aug 2019 when your enrolment expires) with electronic updates. Updates will be made available for the examination period to which the study text relates (further details are included on the title page of the study text).

Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the study text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

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

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.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printable PDF
PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

• ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print; and

• print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

RevisionMate
You will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Please note: access is granted until 31 Aug 2019 when this study text enrolment expires.

Support typically includes a study planner, a knowledge check (multiple-choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forum, the latest examination guide and hints and tips on how to pass the exam. Full details will be provided with your study text.

Examination guide
This consists of a specimen examination (with multiple-choice questions), answers and useful hints on how to prepare for the examination.

Exam entry
Exams can be booked at the point of enrolment or at a later date. 


Enrolment for CF1 includes: study text (printed, ebook + printable PDF) with updates, RevisionMate, exam guide and exam entry

Study text
This includes a printed study text, ebook and a printable PDF (ebook and PDF available on RevisionMate, with access granted until 31 Aug 2019 when your enrolment expires) with electronic updates. Updates will be made available for the examination period to which the study text relates (further details are included on the title page of the study text).

Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the study text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

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

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.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printable PDF
PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

• ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print; and

• print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

RevisionMate
You will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Please note: access is granted until 31 Aug 2019 when this study text enrolment expires.

Support typically includes a study planner, a knowledge check (multiple-choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forum, the latest examination guide and hints and tips on how to pass the exam. Full details will be provided with your study text.

Examination guide
This consists of a specimen examination (with multiple-choice questions), answers and useful hints on how to prepare for the examination.

Exam entry
Exams can be booked at the point of enrolment or at a later date. 

Enrolment – 2017–18 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 17 to 31 Aug 18)

Members
£155.00
Non-members
£190.00
Enrolment for CF1 includes: study text (printed + ebook) with updates, RevisionMate, exam guide and exam entry

This includes a printed study text and ebook (available on RevisionMate) with electronic updates. Updates will be made available for the examination period to which the study text relates (further details are included on the title page of the study text). Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

RevisionMate
You will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Please note: Access is granted until 31 Aug 2018 when this study text enrolment expires.

Support typically includes a study planner, a knowledge check (multiple-choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forum, the latest examination guide and hints and tips on how to pass the exam. Full details will be provided with your study text.

Exam entry
Exams can be booked at the point of enrolment or at a later date.

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

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.

Sample chapter download
To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link below to download a sample.

• Free sample chapters

Examination guide

This consists of a specimen examination (with multiple-choice questions), answers and useful hints on how to prepare for the examination.

 


Enrolment for CF1 includes: study text (printed + ebook) with updates, RevisionMate, exam guide and exam entry

This includes a printed study text and ebook (available on RevisionMate) with electronic updates. Updates will be made available for the examination period to which the study text relates (further details are included on the title page of the study text). Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

RevisionMate
You will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Please note: Access is granted until 31 Aug 2018 when this study text enrolment expires.

Support typically includes a study planner, a knowledge check (multiple-choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forum, the latest examination guide and hints and tips on how to pass the exam. Full details will be provided with your study text.

Exam entry
Exams can be booked at the point of enrolment or at a later date.

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

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.

Sample chapter download
To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link below to download a sample.

• Free sample chapters

Examination guide

This consists of a specimen examination (with multiple-choice questions), answers and useful hints on how to prepare for the examination.

 

Book exam without Enrolment/Enrolment Plus or redeem exam voucher or book re-sit

Prices displayed apply to those who wish to book an exam without an Enrolment/Enrolment Plus or wish to purchase an exam re-sit. You can also book here if you have a valid exam voucher for which you will not be charged.

Members
£100.00
Non-members
£120.00
Unit CF1 exam
 

Revision aids – 2018–19 editions (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 18 to 31 Aug 19)

Members
£27.00
Non-members
£32.00
Key facts booklet (printed, ebook + printable PDF)

Summarising the key information contained in the study text, a key facts booklet is perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a study text is impractical. This includes a printed booklet, an ebook (or e-key facts) and a printable PDF (e-key facts and PDF available on RevisionMate, with access granted until 31 Aug 2019).

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

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.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printable PDF
PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

• ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print; and

• print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

 

Key facts booklet (printed, ebook + printable PDF)

Summarising the key information contained in the study text, a key facts booklet is perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a study text is impractical. This includes a printed booklet, an ebook (or e-key facts) and a printable PDF (e-key facts and PDF available on RevisionMate, with access granted until 31 Aug 2019).

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

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.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printable PDF
PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

• ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print; and

• print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

 

Members
£27.00
Non-members
£32.00
Question pack

Delivered online through RevisionMate, packs contain 200 questions and provide comprehensive, flexible and interactive self-testing of the unit syllabus. Question feedback is provided in the form of a chapter reference to the specific areas being tested in the official CII study text for this unit.

Access to the course will not be granted after 31 Aug 2019.

Instructions on how to access the online question pack will be sent to your registered email address within two working days of your order being placed.

Please note, these are not past papers. While questions are designed to test knowledge of the unit syllabus in preparation for the exam, they are not a product of the same development process as the actual CII examination question bank.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Question pack

Delivered online through RevisionMate, packs contain 200 questions and provide comprehensive, flexible and interactive self-testing of the unit syllabus. Question feedback is provided in the form of a chapter reference to the specific areas being tested in the official CII study text for this unit.

Access to the course will not be granted after 31 Aug 2019.

Instructions on how to access the online question pack will be sent to your registered email address within two working days of your order being placed.

Please note, these are not past papers. While questions are designed to test knowledge of the unit syllabus in preparation for the exam, they are not a product of the same development process as the actual CII examination question bank.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Members
£45.00
Non-members
£50.00
Learn online tutorial **Available w/e 07.09.18**

Online tutorial providing highly interactive study, backed by an assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies.

Note: due to content formatting, best viewed on a tablet or larger screen size.

Please note, access to the course will not be granted after 31 Aug 2019.

Please note that this revision aid is designed to complement, not replace, the primary study text. It provides visually engaging and therefore memorable learning, but it covers only key and difficult topics, not the entire syllabus.

Try the course demo here »

Minimum system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows/MacOS/Android/iOS devices.
  • Web browser: Latest versions of IE/Safari/Firefox/Chrome.
  • Computer/laptop users: Latest version of Adobe Flash player.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Learn online tutorial **Available w/e 07.09.18**

Online tutorial providing highly interactive study, backed by an assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies.

Note: due to content formatting, best viewed on a tablet or larger screen size.

Please note, access to the course will not be granted after 31 Aug 2019.

Please note that this revision aid is designed to complement, not replace, the primary study text. It provides visually engaging and therefore memorable learning, but it covers only key and difficult topics, not the entire syllabus.

Try the course demo here »

Minimum system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows/MacOS/Android/iOS devices.
  • Web browser: Latest versions of IE/Safari/Firefox/Chrome.
  • Computer/laptop users: Latest version of Adobe Flash player.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Revision aids – 2017–18 editions (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 17 to 31 Aug 18)

Members
£27.00
Non-members
£32.00
Key fact booklet (printed and ebook) – 2017–18 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 17 to 31 Aug 18)

Summarising the key information contained in the study text, key fact booklets and e-key fact booklets are perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a study text is impractical. As part of your purchase a free ebook version of this key fact booklet is included on RevisionMate.

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

e-key facts 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.

Sample chapter download
To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link below to download a sample.

• Free sample chapters

Key fact booklet (printed and ebook) – 2017–18 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 17 to 31 Aug 18)

Summarising the key information contained in the study text, key fact booklets and e-key fact booklets are perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a study text is impractical. As part of your purchase a free ebook version of this key fact booklet is included on RevisionMate.

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

e-key facts 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.

Sample chapter download
To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link below to download a sample.

• Free sample chapters

Members
£27.00
Non-members
£32.00
Question pack – 2017–18 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 17 to 31 Aug 18)

Delivered online through RevisionMate, CF1 packs contain 200 questions and provide comprehensive, flexible and interactive self-testing of the unit syllabus.

This edition is based on the 2017/18 tax year and exam syllabus which is examined from 01 Sep 2017 to 31 Aug 2018. Please note, access to the questions will not be granted after this period.

Instructions on how to access the online question pack will be sent to your registered email address within two working days of your order being placed.

Please note, these are not past papers. While questions are designed to test knowledge of the unit syllabus in preparation for the exam, they are not a product of the same development process as the actual CII examination question bank.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Question pack – 2017–18 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 17 to 31 Aug 18)

Delivered online through RevisionMate, CF1 packs contain 200 questions and provide comprehensive, flexible and interactive self-testing of the unit syllabus.

This edition is based on the 2017/18 tax year and exam syllabus which is examined from 01 Sep 2017 to 31 Aug 2018. Please note, access to the questions will not be granted after this period.

Instructions on how to access the online question pack will be sent to your registered email address within two working days of your order being placed.

Please note, these are not past papers. While questions are designed to test knowledge of the unit syllabus in preparation for the exam, they are not a product of the same development process as the actual CII examination question bank.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Members
£45.00
Non-members
£50.00
Learn interactive tutorial – 2017–18 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 17 to 31 Aug 18)

The Learn online tutorial provides highly interactive study, backed by an assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies.

This edition is based on the 2017/18 tax year and exam syllabus which is examined from 01 Sep 2017 to 31 Aug 2018. Please note, access to the Learn course will not be granted after this period.

Try the course demo here »

Please note that this revision aid is designed to complement, not replace, the primary study text. It provides visually engaging and therefore memorable learning, but it covers only key and difficult topics, not the entire syllabus.

Minimum system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows/OSX/Android/iOS devices
  • Web browser: Latest versions of IE/Safari/Firefox/Chrome
  • Computer/laptop users: Latest version of Adobe Flash player.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.  

Learn interactive tutorial – 2017–18 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 17 to 31 Aug 18)

The Learn online tutorial provides highly interactive study, backed by an assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies.

This edition is based on the 2017/18 tax year and exam syllabus which is examined from 01 Sep 2017 to 31 Aug 2018. Please note, access to the Learn course will not be granted after this period.

Try the course demo here »

Please note that this revision aid is designed to complement, not replace, the primary study text. It provides visually engaging and therefore memorable learning, but it covers only key and difficult topics, not the entire syllabus.

Minimum system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows/OSX/Android/iOS devices
  • Web browser: Latest versions of IE/Safari/Firefox/Chrome
  • Computer/laptop users: Latest version of Adobe Flash player.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.  

Study text renewal

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£35.00
Upgrade your study text (printed, ebook + printable PDF) to the next edition

We offer the option for you to extend the life of your enrolment once your course has expired and receive the next edition of the study text together with electronic updates. This option is renewable on an annual basis.

Upgrade your study text (printed, ebook + printable PDF) to the next edition

We offer the option for you to extend the life of your enrolment once your course has expired and receive the next edition of the study text together with electronic updates. This option is renewable on an annual basis.

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).

Certificate in Financial Services units

Learning solutions update

These updates are Learning Solutions updates for study purposes.

2018-19 edition

To view a list of the main areas of change in the 2018-19 edition, please click here

Chancellor's Budget/Statement and tax table updates:

Pdf icon small Spring Statement 2018

Pdf icon small Tax Tables 2018-19

2017-18 edition

Pdf icon small CF1 2017-18 edition changes

Pdf icon small Finance No. 2 Act 2017 Summary

Study text updates:

Pdf icon small CF1_2017-18_Web_update_06_27-04-2018

Pdf icon small CF1_2017-18_Web_update_05_29-03-2018

Pdf icon small CF1_2017-18_Web_update_04_14-02-2018

Pdf icon small CF1_2017-18_Web_update_03_30-01-2018

Pdf icon small CF1_2017-18_Web_update_02_01-12-2017

Pdf icon small CF1_2017-18_Web_update_01_18-08-2017

Chancellor's Budget/Statement and tax table updates:

Pdf icon small Tax Tables 2017-2018

Pdf icon small Budget Summary Autumn 2017

Pdf icon small Budget Summary Spring 2017

Pdf icon small Update to budget summary 17-03-2017

 Other information:

Pdf icon small Financial services current editions

Qualification update

Testing Position

  • Examinations are based on the published syllabus. Syllabuses are available free of charge on the CII website or on request.
  • Candidates will be examined on the basis of English law and practice unless otherwise stated. It should be assumed that all individuals are domiciled and resident in the UK unless otherwise stated.
  • The CF1 examination consists of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs). 2 hours are allowed for this examination.
  • The general rule is that the new tax year and changes arising from the Finance Act will be examined from 1 September each year. Other changes, not related to the Finance Act, 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.

Tax year

  • The tax year 2017/2018 will be examined from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2018

MiFID II 

MiFID II comes into effect on 3 January 2018 and examinations will be reflective of the directive from 3 April 2018. Questions will be tested on the non-MiFID position unless otherwise stated.

EU referendum

On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU).

The UK Government invoked 'Article 50' of the Lisbon Treaty on 29 March 2017. In doing so, the two-year negotiation period which will result in Britain leaving the EU began. This means that, at the time of publication, the UK's membership of the EU will cease on 29 March 2019.

Until this final 'withdrawal agreement' is entered into, the UK will continue to be a full member of the EU, compliant with all current rules and regulations, and firms must continue to abide by their obligations under UK law, including those derived from the EU, and continue with the implementation of all legislation that is still to come into effect.

The longer term impact of the decision to leave the EU on the UK's overall regulatory framework will depend, in part, on the relationship agreed between the UK Government and the EU to replace the UK's current membership at the end of the 'Article 50' negotiation period.

Please note: The UK decision to leave the European Union will have no impact on the 2017- 2018 CII syllabuses or exams. Changes that may affect future exam syllabuses will be announced as they arise. 

  

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018.  Examinations will be reflective of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 from 25 May 2018.

Exam guide update

The CF1 Examination Guide for exams from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018 was first published in June 2018. Any questions which have been amended since the examination guide was first published will appear below.

 

CF1 Questions 85, 93 and 94 - amended 24.05.18

 

Assessment information

It is important that candidates entering for a CII assessment familiarise themselves with our service, in particular the rules and procedures that are in place.