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Specialist qualification

Award in Supervising in a Regulated Environment (AwSRE®)

A single module Award designed to provide supervisors with the skills required to excel in providing advice on regulated sales and to maintain compliant operations. 

About the qualification

AwSRE improves knowledge and understanding of the role of the supervisor within the regulated environment through focusing on the core knowledge required in these roles. The single module covers the topics of FCA Training & Competence Rules (T&C), staff competency, leadership and motivation and employment law and how to apply these in a practical setting. Completion of the Award demonstrates commitment to career progression and provides a pathway for students who are interested in achieving achieve the full Certificate in Supervising in a Regulated Environment. 

The Award in Supervising in a Regulated Environment is a Level 3 qualification registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Key facts

  • Registration is open year-round
  • Comprehensive study materials are provided
  • Multiple-choice exam assessment 
  • On-demand exams in over 150 nationwide locations with same day results
  • Upon completion, you are able to use the ‘AwSRE' designation after your name
CPQ Blue Testimonial
I  found aspects of it have aided me in a number of ways and will be looking to complete the next module which will take it to the Certificate. I found the qualification challenging, but providing you put the effort in, it is more than achievable in the timeframe provided. Purchasing one of the mock papers certainly helped. I would recommend it to anyone supervising or managing under the regime of the FCA. Darren McGrath - Gopher Money Ltd


AwSRE consists of one core module. 

Module 1 - Supervising in a Regulated Environment (SRE)


The role of the supervisor in a regulated environment, including the Training and Competence rules (T&C) and their impact on supervisors and the staff they supervise. 




Online access to study texts is available 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. 

60 study hours are recommended.


Assessment is through a one and a half hour objective exam comprising 75 multiple-choice questions. The exam can be taken at over 150 Pearson VUE centres nationwide with the result provided on the day.

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