College is first to market with new qualification

by Maryvonne Gray 29 Apr 2015

College is first to market with new qualification

Professional IQ College is the first provider to gain programme approval from NZQA for the new level 5 NZ Certificate for Financial Advisers.

The programme is specifically designed for individuals working in the financial services industry who want AFA status qualifications or specialist knowledge in insurance, personal risk, residential property lending, or investment.

Principal Lesley Southwick said students enrolling in the whole qualification and wanting to be RFAs do not have to do financial advice module, previously known as Set B & C.

“Following feedback from the industry and the success of our national certificate in financial services programmes, we have developed user friendly study guides and a programme of learning that supports online or a distance approach which is supported with individualised student contact from our student liaison manager,” Southwick said.

“An important function of the college is to keep abreast of the legislation and this is reflected in all areas of our curriculum.

“The Financial Markets Authority and other industry associations are those with whom we have closest and most regular contact. This is reflected in the most up to date specialised study guides available for the NZ Certificate in Financial Services.”

Another perk for general insurance students enrolling and paying for the full programme is a free copy of Graeme Berwick’s book, The Executive’s Guide to Insurance and Risk Management, second edition.