Posted Dec 14, 2009
Dear Wizard Learner
The final standards for the Retail Distribution Review in respect of their core exam units have been published.
It is these standards that will form the basis of content and assessment for all future RDR compliant level 4 qualifications, starting from next year.
The Financial Services Skills Council website contains the proposed standards which were just updated on 1/12/09.
It is unlikely because of this, that we shall know what the awarding bodies will offer until the second quarter of next year with the first sittings taking place later in 2010.
The remaining standards that will compete the diploma (being consulted on) are available here covering:
Retail Investment Advice - advising on Packaged Products
You will see from these statements that there is much cross over with existing qualification syllabi. In addition, the FSA's “no regrets policy” on current level 4 qualifications mean that you should really NOT delay your preparation and revision for future exams.
We will of course add new items to the site as the new diploma exams take shape as soon as we hear anything further.
Our technical training system provides 4 courses, monthly technical updates and assessments see here.