AF5 - Financial Planning Process (CII)
This examination assesses the candidate to develop an understanding of the financial planning process when giving advice to clients.
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.
CF3 - Financial Protection (CII)
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of financial protection plans.
CF4 - Retirement Planning (CII)
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the various pension products, the pension tax regime and retirement needs.
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.
J06 - Investment Principles, Markets and Environment (CII)
At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of: how the economic environment and individual company performance affects investment performance and investment decision making; how risk is measured and managed; the main principles governing how to construct an investment portfolio; the range of investment management services, how their performance is evaluated and their regulatory environment.
R01 - Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics (CII)
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.
R04 - Pensions and Retirement Planning (CII)
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse pension and retirement planning issues.
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.