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Financial Adviser

Working within small businesses or large organisations such as banks, giving clients specialist advice on how to manage their money.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • the structure of the financial services market
  • how the finance industry is regulated, and the ethics and main principles of giving advice
  • knowledge of financial products and financial planning tools
  • understanding of their clients' needs
  • the systems and controls needed to meet the needs of clients and the organisation
  • decision making, and awareness and management of risk
  • building relationships and rapport with clients
  • understand the law and regulations specific to the role
  • Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, Chartered Insurance Institute

  • Designation Diploma for Financial Advisers, the London Institute of Banking and Finance / Institute of Financial Services

  • Investment Advice Diploma, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)

Professional registration

By achieving one of these qualifications, apprentices will be eligible for professional registration with the relevant professional body.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
NOCN 0300 999 1177
DSW Consulting 01302 760 008
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.