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Mortgage brokers can now get an advanced diploma

The ifs School of Finance has laun-ched a higher level qualification for mortgage advisers.

Its Diploma in Mortgage Advice and Practice offers an advanced level of learning to CeMAP, the established benchmark qualifica-tion for mortgage advisers.

Anne Kiem, vice-principal at the ifs School of Finance, says: “In-creased regulation is here to stay and there can be little doubt that product complexity will continue to increase across mortgages in the years to come.

“In such an environment advan-ced qualifications such as DipMAP can come to the fore in helping advisers stand out from the crowd.”

DipMAP is studied via distance learning over a nine-month period.



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