The RQF Level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning meets the FCA's
qualification requirements for retail investment advisers, subject
to gap fill, and develops core technical
knowledge and understanding across a broad range of key advisory
areas, including 16 topics at Level 4.
Modular in structure, with no compulsory units, the Diploma
allows you to develop a learning programme that reflects your
personal circumstances or career aspirations.
Unit syllabuses setting out the learning outcomes for each unit
can be found on the right of this page.
Who it's for
The Diploma in particularly suitable for:
- Anyone seeking to give retail investment advice, in particular
those who already hold CII credits that count towards completion
(otherwise the Diploma in
Regulated Financial Planning is more suitable)
- Paraplanners, technical consultants and staff in related
None, but one of the following CII qualifications, or
equivalent, must be held in order to complete:
Completion requirements can be found on the right of this
Unit study materials for this qualification typically
- Study text with updates
- RevisionMate online study support
- Revision courses.
How you're tested
Diploma units are tested in one of two ways: multiple-choice on
screen exams or short answer written exams. Find out more by
selecting the completion requirements link to the right of this
Completion entitles PFS members to use the designation Dip PFS.
Continuing professional development requirements apply.
Your next step
The links at the top right of this page contain all the
information you need to finalise your entry.
To order your study text and assessment entry, please use the
individual unit links.