Designed for financial advisers and insurance agents working outside the UK, this single-unit qualification provides a solid grounding in the core financial and life assurance products and offers guidance on what constitutes professional practice, thereby providing a framework for ethical behaviour.
With over 6,500 holders to date across 80 countries, the Award in Financial Planning is the benchmark qualification for this sector.
In a growing number of territories the Awards meet the regulatory qualification requirements relevant to advisers. In other non-regulated environments they frequently provide a development pathway where no local educational and professional provision is available.

At the end of this unit, you should be able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
  • the client's needs;
  • the fact-finding process;
  • good practice;
  • protection products;
  • savings and investment products;
  • pension products.

The Award is open to anyone working outside the UK in the insurance and financial services sector irrespective of educational background or experience.
The Award is particularly suitable for:
  • Non-UK financial advisers and insurance agents working outside the UK.
  • Non-UK financial advisers needing to satisfy the minimum operating standards set by a local regulator.
  • Upon completion CII members will be eligible to apply to use the designation ‘CII (Award)’. Continuing Professional Development requirements apply. 
  • Award holders also gain 15 CII credits at certificate level for further studies with the CII.
This course is offered in English or Arabic.
Thirty hours of structured classroom learning with tutor interaction, courseware, quizzes, case studies and practice examination. 

Trainees should complete a further 50 hours of private study before attempting the examination.

Two hour paper consisting of 75 Multiple Choice Questions. 70% pass mark.

The Award is a single course award.
Click link to download AWF Syllabus 2015.

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