Equity release syllabus to be overhauled

Michael Lloyd

October 23, 2019

The London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF) will be redesigning its equity release qualification syllabus.

This will come into effect for students wishing to sit the exam on or after 6 January 2020.

The overhaul of the syllabus of the Certificate in Regulated Equity Release (CeRER) will include both content and layout changes.

The LIBF also anticipate a further syllabus update in April to incorporate any changes in accordance to the Budget and Brexit.

Mark Heaton, director of corporate and professional qualifications at LIBF, said: “We are in the process of updating our CeRER to ensure this qualification keeps pace with changes in the sector.

“More information will be provided when we launch the updated qualification on 4 November.”

Simply Academy has seen a spike in enquiries from those already CeMAP qualified wishing to study and pass CeRER before 6 January 2020.

It has added additional workshops in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Peter Lingley, chief operating officer of Simply Academy, added: “It is unclear how much the CeRER syllabus will change in this in-depth revision, and whether it will have an effect on the length and structure of our current training courses, but we are happy to help those advisers looking to become qualified before the updates come into effect by adding additional training courses to our provision.”

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