The Skills Organisation
Standard Set A: Core knowledge: Knowledge of the industry, financial markets, the advice process and products
  • 24755: Demonstrate knowledge of the industry and apply professional practice in a financial services organisation
  • 25642: Demonstrate understanding of relationships between economic environments, financial markets and their participants
  • 25643: Demonstrate understanding of the stages of financial advice and the products used by financial advisers

Click here to download Standard Set A unit standards


 

Standard Set B: Capstone knowledge of the code: Specific knowledge of the requirements for authorisation
  • 26360: Demonstrate understanding of the legislative framework for financial advisers

Thursday 12 August 2010

Click here to view the Standard Set B assessment guidance note.

This note is intended to assist financial advisers in their preparation for sitting the Standard Set B examination.


Click here to download the Standard Set B unit standard [valid from 1 October 2011]

 
Standard Set C: Capstone professional practice: Applying the six step advice process and complying with legislation
  • 25650: Demonstrate the steps in the financial advice process relating to client relationships and gathering information
  • 25651: Demonstrate the steps in the financial advice process relating to the development and presentation of recommendations
  • 25652: Demonstrate the steps in the financial advice process relating to the implementation and review processes
  • 25653: Apply requirements of regulations, professional practice standards, and operational guidelines as a financial adviser

Friday 27 August 2010

Click here to view the Standard Set C assessment guidance note.

The note is intended to assist those working in the financial advisory sector who may not have responsibility for their ‘own’ clients in their preparation for assessment for Standard Set C

 

Click here to download Standard Set C unit standards

 

Standard Set D – Investment specialist standards
  • 25648: Demonstrate understanding of investment concepts used by financial advisers
  • 25649: Apply principles of investment advice

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Standard Set E:
Insurance specialist standards
  • 25644: Demonstrate understanding of insurance structures, principles, products; and risk principles used by financial advisers

And at least one of the following:

  • 25645: Demonstrate understanding the life insurance market and life insurance
  • 25646: Demonstrate understanding of the health insurance market and health insurance
  • 25647: Demonstrate understanding of the fire and general insurance market and fire and general insurance

Click here to download Standard Set E: Insurance unit standards

 
OR
Residential property lending specialist standards
  • 26286: Demonstrate knowledge of the mortgage industry, lending principles, home loan products and apply the application process
  • 26287: Demonstrate understanding of the residential property market and residential property lending as a financial adviser

Click here to download Standard Set E: Residential property lending unit standards

 

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