AFPC - Advanced Financial Planning Certificate (CII)
In order to have completed this qualification, individuals were required to obtain three units. These could have been selected from any combination of the available units at that time but must have included the compulsory G10 unit - Taxation and Trusts.
CF9 - Pensions Simplification (CII)
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the Government’s simplified pension taxation regime which came into full effect on 6 April 2006 (A-Day). Eight tax regimes for pensions were reduced to one, radically affecting planning and transactions.
G10 - Taxation and Trusts (CII)
This examination assessed a knowledge and understanding of the UK tax system, the law and practice of trusts, but also an ability to advise individual clients on the tax treatment of their investments and the use of trusts to meet their current and foreseeable future needs.
G20 - Personal Investment Planning (CII)
This examination assessed a knowledge and understanding of investments and an ability to advise individual clients on the construction of investment portfolios to meet both their current and foreseeable future needs.
G60 - Pensions (CII)
This examination enhanced general pension knowledge, particularly in pension transfers and opt-out business.
H15 - Supervision and Sales (CII)
This examination assessed specialist supervisory knowledge and skills in the regulatory environment.
R06 - Financial Planning Practice (CII)
This qualification helps advisers develop and demonstrate their financial planning capabilities.
Dip PFS - Personal Finance Society Diploma (PFS)
To achieve DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.
Advanced Diploma In Financial Planning (CII)
This qualification enables professional advisers to develop specialist planning capabilities, covers topics like: personal tax and trust, business financial, pension and investment planning.
AF5 - Financial Planning Process (CII)
This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.
AF7 - Pensions transfers (CII)
This qualification accesses the specialist knowledge and skills needed for advising on the transfer of safeguarded benefits
CF1 - UK financial services, regulation & ethics (CII)
This exam accesses understanding of the financial services industry including regulation and legislation.
CF3 - Financial Protection (CII)
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of financial protection plans.
J10 - Discretionary Investment Management (CII)
At the end of this unit candidates should be able to analyse and apply financial information and portfolio management skills
R02 - Investment Principles (CII)
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the application of the investment advice process.