Posted Oct 23, 2013
To ensure that all our users who purchased our R0 online courses or subscribe to our CPD system are fully prepared we carried out extensive updates across all of our online materials during August. The update schedule follows the CII’s examination year, which examines the new tax year from 1 September. The most obvious changes made throughout the materials are the references to: the tax year (2013/14), the new tax rates and allowances and all associated example calculations and questions.
However, due to the passing of the Finance Act 2012 there have been significant changes to the regulatory structure and bodies of the UK financial services industry and how advisers operate within it. Changes to tax and other laws have also impacted on a number of areas important to the provision of advice.
Although throughout the materials there are many other minor amendments, as a part of your ongoing CPD, it is recommended that you make yourself fully familiar with these major changes to ensure that your knowledge and understanding is fully up to date. By using our CPD system, you will have access to all the current R01 to R05 diploma online courses. These can be used at any time to refresh your knowledge of specific areas, and by carrying out gap analysis tests over the year from each of the subjects as a part of your overall CPD plan, you can use the results to identify areas of weakness against the learning outcomes and plan future CPD activities. The gap analysis includes a total of 1,500 questions, 300 questions for each of the 5 core areas covered.
The main changes to our RO online courses are detailed here (PDF).
The CPD system includes:
5 online courses
Diploma gap analysis assessments
Monthly CPD update service
Specialist online course
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