Christmas is a time to reconnect with friends and family you may not have seen for a while. It’s a time for celebration and joy, but also when many of us may evaluate what’s important to us, what changes we may want to make in our lives and how to protect what we have.
Changing lives might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a career in mortgage or protection advice, but as a skilled adviser that’s exactly what you can do.
You’re the professional who helps people avoid expensive mistakes and secure a better financial future for themselves and their families.
And, as the cost of living rises — and the economy becomes ever more unpredictable — an increasing number of people need informed, reliable advice to ensure they make the right financial decisions and protect what they have.
Take mortgages, for example. For most of us, our mortgage is the biggest financial commitment we ever make. By giving people good mortgage and protection advice, you can ensure they don’t just get to buy the home of their dreams, they can afford to stay in it too — for as long as they want or need to.
If you enjoy meeting and helping people — and you have an interest in finance — a career in mortgage or protection advice could offer you a rewarding future.
If you’re already a mortgage adviser, taking a further qualification in protection advice could help you offer a more holistic service to your clients.
A flexible financial career
Careers in mortgage and protection advice offer real flexibility, too. Once you’ve qualified, you can find work anywhere in the UK, with employers as varied as banks and building societies to estate agents and smaller advice firms and brokers.
In time, you might decide to work for yourself, perhaps setting up your own business. It’s a career you can adapt to your circumstances as your own life and personal needs change — especially as the industry diversifies to attract more women and other underrepresented groups.
Studying to become a mortgage or protection adviser
To work as mortgage adviser, you’ll need the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) — the industry benchmark qualification for mortgage advisers.
If you’re interested in offering protection advice you can study for the Certificate in Protection (CertPro). Both qualifications offer a great start to a career in advice, and a route to helping your friends, family and many others build firm financial foundations.
Whichever you choose, you can qualify in months by studying part time with LIBF. We’ve made the learning experience as easy as possible – both courses are online and you can start when ready.
Bite-sized learning will allow you to study in a way that suits you — from standard text to videos and interactive multimedia activities such as quizzes. A dashboard will help you track your progress, and resume your studies from where you left off, and the course calendar will alert you to what’s coming up.
All of that makes a big difference when you’re trying to juggle study with life and work.
Now all you need to do is work out whether mortgage or protection advice is right for you.
Find out more about Certificate in Protection (CertPro)