The ifs School of Finance is to hold a number of Retail Distribution Review (RDR) related events for financial advisers at their City campus.
One of the key objectives of the RDR is to introduce higher minimum qualification requirements for all investment advisers. This new benchmark qualification standard will be set at the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) Level 4, and all existing advisers will be required to meet this standard by the end of 2012.
The ifs has already launched a new level 4 qualification – the Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) – which has been designed to reflect the themes of the RDR.
The ifs has been working closely with the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) to help develop the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) Level 4 qualification units.
Mark Roberts , development manager for the ifs, said: “It’s vital that advisers views are taken into account during this process but that can only happen if advisers step forward and make their voices heard. By hosting this consultation event we are providing a great opportunity for advisers to do so.””