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The RQF Level 4 Award in Pensions Update is a single unit qualification that develops and tests knowledge of pension reforms and how they impact at-retirement advice.
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Since the Government rewrote the rule book on pensions practice, some 8,000 financial advisers, paraplanners and those in related roles have enrolled for the Award, and over 5,000 have already passed the exam.
Who’s it for?
- Retail investment advisers wanting to develop and test their knowledge of pension reforms
- Paraplanners, technical consultants and staff in related support roles with existing knowledge and experience in pensions
Recognition of prior learning
Before studying, check to see whether any of your previous academic qualifications or credits from other professional bodies and institutes can be carried towards completion of the Certificate.
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The Award involves completion of one unit from the Personal Finance qualifications framework, providing 10 credits on successful completion.
See our key information link to the right of this page for details
Award level units are assessed by multiple choice questions exam (MCQ). For online exams, result notification is immediate on completion. For paper-based MCQ exams, results are released five weeks following the exam sitting.
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Each qualification unit comes with the essential tools to support core learning. For a single fee, study packages typically include: study text, assessment entry and access to RevisionMate, our online study tool.
We also offer additional study materials to support individual learning. These range from key fact booklets and next-edition study texts, to question packs and Learn interactive tutorials.
For full unit availability, click the unit links to the right of this page