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Pensions transfers

AF7 (20 CII credits – Advanced Diploma level)

The objective of this pension transfer qualification unit is to develop the specialist knowledge and skills needed for advising on the transfer of safeguarded benefits.

AF7 brings you up-to-date with the fundamental aspects of the pension transfer process; the implications of transferring between different types of pensions; and develops your advice skills across a range of client circumstances and scenarios.

Read about FCA changes to pension transfer specialist requirements

Download AF7 April 2019 exam guide (PDF)

Download AF7 October 2018 exam guide (PDF)

Download the 2019/20 syllabus (PDF)


  • 2 hour exam
  • 3-4 written short answer questions, 2 case study based questions
  • 60% nominal pass mark (the actual pass mark may vary from one session to another to ensure consistency in pass standards)

Recommended study hours: 100 (will vary depending on your experience and ability)

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Information Study text, exam entry and audio revision

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Information Study text and exam entry

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Information Unit AF7 exam

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Revision aid – 2019–20 edition

Information Audio revision – 2019–20 edition

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