Professional Qualifications

CeMAP® Diploma

CeMAP Diploma enables mortgage advisers to set themselves apart from their peers and develop an enriched understanding of the broader financial services environment and residential lending sector.
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About the qualification

The new Diploma for the mortgage advice industry offers a progression route for existing holders of a Level 3 mortgage advice qualification. It enables professionals to gain a higher level of skills and knowledge and demonstrate their commitment to continual learning. Attaining CeMAP Diploma verifies to clients and employers that holders can provide a better service through an enhanced skillset. The qualification develops specialist knowledge and skills relevant to the mortgage industry, whilst demonstrating higher levels of professionalism.

The CeMAP Diploma is a Level 4 qualification registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Follow our Relationship Director, Michael Nicholls', journey studying CeMAP Diploma in his blog series.

Key information

  • Four study sessions available per year – see ‘Studying’ section
  • Comprehensive study materials are provided
  • Combination of multiple-choice exam and coursework assessment
  • Upon completion, you are able to use the ‘CeMAP Diploma' designation after your name

Follow our Relationship Director, Michael Nicholls', journey studying CeMAP Diploma in his blog series.

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CeMAP Diploma consists of two modules, with the first module consisting of the CeMAP® qualification. Completers of CeMAP, or an equivalent Level 3 Mortgage Advice qualification, only need to complete Module 2 to attain the Diploma.

Module 2 - Advanced Mortgage Advice (AMA)

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AMA covers the commercial and regulatory environment, products, services and legislation that inform the mortgage advice process. Through the practical application of knowledge and skills, you will gain an understanding of the importance of consumer-oriented advice, sound communication and appropriate ethical behaviours.

 

Module 2 - AMA

AMA contains two assessments:

  • Coursework assignment of up to 4,000 words
  • 90-minute objective exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions

The multiple-choice exam can be taken at over 150 Pearson VUE centres nationwide with the result provided on the day.

View information on examination booking and venues 

Module 1 - Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP)

The CeMAP qualification consists of three mandatory modules. Please visit the qualification page for full details

Studying

View the Study Timetable

When selecting your preferred study session using the timetable above, please be aware that fees are payable if you wish to change your selected AMA2 (coursework) date to a different session.

You will have online access to study texts immediately after registration has been completed and hard copies will also be provided. The study text contains review questions and activities to support your learning. Exemplar papers are also provided to test your learning.

Further study materials are provided if you are studying CeMAP - please visit the qualification page for full details.

The AMA module has a total qualification time of 254 hours. 

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Assessment

Module 2 - Advanced Mortgage Advice (AMA)

D/615/2395

AMA covers the commercial and regulatory environment, products, services and legislation that inform the mortgage advice process. Through the practical application of knowledge and skills, you will gain an understanding of the importance of consumer-oriented advice, sound communication and appropriate ethical behaviours.

 

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Careers

Graduates of this course are likely to go on to careers in a wide range of investment banking roles as traders, fund and asset managers, analysts and brokers. You will be supported throughout your studies to gain summer internships to give your career a head start.

The programme is also designed to be an excellent foundation for the CFA Institute's globally recognised CFA award or further specialist studies in Finance at Masters Level.

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Registration

Register by post/email

Download and complete the registration form and submit by email or posted to the address provided on the form.

Register for CeMAP Diploma

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Register by phone

Contact Student and Customer Services on +44 (0)12 2781 8609.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If your school is interested in becoming an approved centre to deliver our Financial Capability qualifications, make sure you read our full Centre Arrangements Policy first.

Then complete and return a Centre Agreement form. We will usually process your form within 5 working days of receipt. The named examination officer will be emailed confirming the process is complete.

Find out how to register learners via MyLIBF with the Registration User Guide.

Once you have become an approved centre, you can start registering learners onto the course and for examinations.

To book a multiple choice examination complete and submit the Exam Booking Form, allowing a minimum of three weeks notice.

Students are automatically entered into the Certificate in Financial Studies Level 3 (CeFS) and Diploma in Financial Studies Level 3 (DipFS) examinations if they are eligible. Students who do not sit or fail the first attempt will be automatically entered into the resit.

To apply for reasonable adjustments or access arrangements, your examinations officer must complete the Reasonable Adjustment Request Form at least 6 weeks prior to examinations taking place. 

The following reasonable adjustments can be applied to examinations: supervised rest breaks, scribe or enlarged print, reader, and extra time.

Further information can be found in our Reasonable Adjustments Policy.

Our flexible and secure electronic testing programme has had over 230,000 exams taken on it to date.

  • You can choose exam dates and times that are convenient for you and can decide this at any point during the course of your academic year (qualification-specific deadlines apply).
  • There is no need to securely store papers or return examination scripts to us and there are no registers or paperwork.
  • A bespoke examination experience can be provided to any student requiring adjustments such as extra time, a different background colour, or a different font size.
  • It is completely navigable using either the mouse or keyboard, and is fully compatible with the Windows magnifier tool.
  • Specimen papers are available and you can view question-by-question feedback, helping you to identify any areas of weakness.
  • Examination results are available immediately and will appear on your students' records once they have been uploaded by the Examinations Officer.

If a student has lost or damaged their certificate, you can request a replacement via the Certificate Reissue Form.

Our qualifications can be used against entry to higher education, including awarding the maximum UCAS points available.

UCAS have assigned the Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) as an equivalent tariff to an AS-level and once completed, the Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS) which is equivalent to an A-level. 

They have both been accredited at Level 3 as vocationally-related qualifications.

The distribution of UCAS points is being amended for students applying to university in 2016 and starting their courses in 2017. Both CeFS and DipFS will still attract the maximum UCAS points available although the numbers are different.

CeFS

 

DipFS

Grade 2016 2017    Grade 2016 2017 
A* 70 28    A* 140 56
60 24   120 48
B 50 20   B 100 40
C 40 16   C 80 32
D 30 12   D 60 24
E 20 8   E 40 16
 

Letters of support have been received from universities such as Canterbury Christ Church UniversityEdge Hill University and the University of Kent.


There are also a number of Higher Education Institutions who have indicated that they will consider CeFS and DipFS alongside other qualifications in terms of UCAS entry requirements.


As entry requirements vary from year-to-year and requirements between courses differ, we are unable to provide a detailed list of universities that accept qualifications from The London Institute of Banking & Finance. Please contact the university directly for confirmation. 


If you would further information please contact our team via this form.

To apply to become an examiner for the Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications, read our  Examiner and Assessment Writer Recruitment Criteria and complete the Application Form for authors and examiners.

Contact

For registration and other enquiries please contact Student and Customer Services by email or on +44 (0)12 2781 8609.

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