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Financial Adviser

Working within small businesses or large organisations such as banks, giving clients specialist advice on how to manage their money.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • the structure of the financial services market
  • how the finance industry is regulated, and the ethics and main principles of giving advice
  • knowledge of financial products and financial planning tools
  • understanding of their clients' needs
  • the systems and controls needed to meet the needs of clients and the organisation
  • decision making, and awareness and management of risk
  • building relationships and rapport with clients
  • understand the law and regulations specific to the role
Qualifications
  • Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, Chartered Insurance Institute

  • Designation Diploma for Financial Advisers, the London Institute of Banking and Finance / Institute of Financial Services

  • Investment Advice Diploma, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)

Professional registration

By achieving one of these qualifications, apprentices will be eligible for professional registration with the relevant professional body.

Documents

End Point Assessment

View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
NOCN 0114 227 0500
DSW Consulting 01302 760 008