In times of recession more and more people seek out good financial advice. Interestingly enough, there are fewer Financial Advisers in the UK than ever before but demand for financial advice has never been higher. So now is an excellent time to train to become a Financial Adviser and to build your own business and inherent job security. A successful investment and pension adviser will earn a six figure sum after competent advisor status is achieved.
To become a Financial Adviser and have the ability to give customers advice on all their financial needs such as pension planning, investment advice and wealth management, you first of all need to be qualified. Now there are many companies offering financial services courses to enable you to become a fully qualified Mortgage Broker, Insurance Broker, Business Protection Adviser, Equity Release specialist, Financial Adviser or Independent Financial Adviser, so choose your training company carefully. Don’t just choose on the basis of price, but look carefully at their credentials.
Firstly are they FSA registered? You want to ensure your training is delivered by someone recognised and regulated by the industry. Does the company have a body of trainers and not just one? You don’t want to suffer a situation that the course you have looked forward to has been cancelled because the trainer is off sick. Can they offer you a full range of courses? You want continuity of training as you progress from one qualification to the next. Do they have a successful track record? You need to find an organisation that not only has experience of training, but is successful at what it does. Do they offer free training days so you can see what’s involved before you commit yourself to that career? Only if the company satisfies these criteria is it worth looking at the company further.
Last year New Leaf Training, the training division of New Leaf Distribution, successfully trained over 1,400 people in a variety of financial courses such as CeMAP (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice), CeRER (Certificate in Regulated Equity Release), CeFA Certificate in Financial Advice and the new Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA).
New Leaf Distribution is an academy of learning backed by over twenty two years experience servicing the insurance industry. Mark Hobbs is the founder of the company and has developed financial training modules and programmes that will drive you towards a pass in your chosen area. New Leaf’s principle is not to focus on revising the course, but to teach the key areas students need to understand in order to pass the exams. Revision courses are not providing the essential ingredients, as to pass you need to really understand the principles. These are what New Leaf teaches best and does so in a positive and motivated environment.
They are not simply interested in just getting you through your qualification, but in providing training by one of their twelve qualified trainers in a dynamic environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Furthermore when you need advice and support in finding the right position they will be there for you. Moreover, they will continue to train you until you pass, so you know the support you need will always be there for you.
New Leaf have won the most prestigious award for training from the IFS School of Finance and are Ministry of Defense approved to train staff leaving the Armed Forces – high approval indeed. Needless to day they FSA authorised (you can check them out on the FSA website – http://www.fsa.gov.uk (their FSA number is 460421)
If you are interested in a career in financial services then contact New Leaf Training on 01702 431130 and quote CCFS to be enrolled on a completely free training day when we will go through some serious training to cover the mortgage and financial advisor qualifications and look at all the available opportunities open to you.