Level 6 Diploma
The Diploma in Financial Planning is a level 6 qualification recognised by Ofqual. It represents a challenging test of your technical ability by examination, but also assesses how well you can apply this knowledge in order to produce an effective financial plan - i.e. your planning skills. You should not underestimate the time or effort required to obtain the Diploma, in particular that which is required to produce a Financial Plan that meets the assessment standards. Read more
If you're planning to attempt this qualification, we recommend that you study the syllabus, identify any areas of weakness for further study and access our recommended reading list. The full Level 6 Diploma in Financial Planning syllabus can be found in the Diploma in Financial Planning Handbook
If you hold any technical examination passes over three years old, you should undertake the necessary reading to ensure that your technical knowledge is up- to-date before attempting the examination, but particularly the case study element.
Total Qualification Time:
Total Qualification time is a term that Ofqual require awarding organisations to use. It is an estimate of the total time a candidate might typically take to complete the qualification. It includes Guided Learning Hours and any other time a candidate is likely to spend in studying for the qualification.
Details of the two assessment components for the Level 6 Diploma are available below: