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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
This will vary according to the content of the unit. Please visit the qualifications section and then select the relevant qualification and unit.
For Diploma and Advanced Diploma subjects, the Examination Guide is issued twice a year in line with the two sittings in April and October. The Guide on the April examination is available approximately three weeks prior to the next examination sitting in October. The Guide on the October examination is available approximately three weeks prior to the next examination sitting in April. Multiple choice question exam guides are updated to take into account syllabus and legislative changes. All multiple choice question exam guides are updated annually. Candidates should be aware that the questions used in a multiple choice specimen paper will remain the same unless affected by a change in syllabus or legislation, in which case, the question will either be amended to accommodate the change, or replaced by an entirely new question.
The AF1-AF4 examination syllabuses test assumed knowledge and application skills gained from study of the Diploma in Financial Planning units (J01-J07). The Advanced Diploma is therefore assessing the planning skills of candidates rather than knowledge per se. To assist candidates to prepare for the examinations we have produced a case study workbook for units AF1'AF4. A case study workbook is not offered for unit AF5 Financial planning process as this draws together and tests your knowledge gained through study of the other units. You will, however, receive a 'fact find' 2 weeks before the exam which you will use to draw up a financial plan in the exam.
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