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Certificate in Long Term Care and Later Life Planning (CertLTCP®)

Professional Qualifications

Certificate in Long Term Care and Later Life Planning (CertLTCP®)

The Certificate in Long Term Care and Later Life Planning develops the knowledge and practical application of the different types of long-term care insurance.
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About the qualification

The Certificate in Long Term Care and Later Life Planning (CertLTCP®) will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to understand the needs of your clients. It will enable you to provide tailored advice to ensure that they receive appropriate care and support during their later lives.

The Certificate in Long Term Care and Later Life Planning (CertLTCP) is relevant if you work or are aspiring to work within the LTCP area.  In completing this qualification, you will develop an understanding of the LTCP environment in the UK including the responsibilities of the NHS and local authorities in the provision of long term care support. You will also learn how to analyse and evaluate clients needs, understand how financial assessments are undertaken, how eligibility is assessed and the taxation and legal issues arising from different long term care planning solutions.

Key facts

  • LTCP can also be studied as part of the Level 6 Diploma in Financial Advice (Adv DipFA®)
  • Registration is open year-round
  • Comprehensive online study materials are provided
  • Multiple-choice exam assessment and case study
  • On-demand exams in over 150 nationwide locations with same day results

Units

Unit 1 - Long Term Care and Later Life Planning (LTCP)

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This unit introduces you to long term care and later life planning. You will gain an appreciation of the background and cost implications of providing care into later life.

You will learn how to identify the responsibilities of the NHS and local authorities for providing long term care. You will also learn how to define and assess clients’ needs and structure and implement appropriate long term care and later life planning solutions.

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The London Institute of Banking & Finance was the natural choice for me because of its reputation as a world class centre of excellence. The material was both easy to follow and informative. For a busy professional it offers maximum flexibility. Overall, the learning experience was positive for me and for my future studies. Recommended. Steve Harknett -Financial Services Training Consultant

Studying

The online study text is included in your registration fee and will be made available immediately after payment. At the end of each topic, the study text contains review questions and activities to support your learning. A specimen paper will also be provided to test your learning.

Assessment

CertLTCP is assessed through a 2-hour a multiple-choice question (MCQs) examination. The examination consists of a combination of standalone MCQs and case studies with attached MCQs.

The structure of the assessment ensures that all course content is subject to assessment.

The examination can be taken at a time and location of your choice at over 150 Pearson VUE test centres nationwide with same day results.

You will have 12 months to complete the unit and sit the exam. Your first exam is included in the registration fee for the unit. If you wish to retake an exam you will need to pay a resit fee.

Once the unit is successfully completed, we will post your qualification certificate to you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The registration fee includes the study text, in both book and PDF format, the first sitting of your examination and/or coursework and online access to the MyLIBF area of the website.

In line with our charitable objectives, we make means-tested bursaries available to students studying our qualifications.

You can find out more information about the bursaries we offer here.
If you would like to apply for a bursary, please email our Student and Customer Services team or call them on +44 (0)12 2781 8609. Please ensure that you have details of the qualification you intend to study when contacting us. 

If you find that the qualification you have registered for is not appropriate to your needs, you may cancel it. A full refund will only be given providing all learning materials are returned to us, fully intact and undamaged, within 14 calendar days of receipt. However, if you have already booked an examination, no refund will be given.

 

After 14 calendar days, all fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you have registered for a qualification where study materials are provided online only e.g. resit and CSDG students, a refund may only be requested within 14 days of The London Institute of Banking and Finance receiving payment.

This is dependent on the type of examination you are sitting.

Electronic examinations

These are controlled by Pearson VUE and you will need to contact them directly via using the details on the ‘important registration information’ link on the MyLIBF home page.

If you are unable to attend your examination, please contact Pearson VUE as soon as possible to cancel or reschedule your examination, allowing a minimum of one full clear business days notice prior to your examination. For example, the deadline to cancel or reschedule an electronic examination due to take place on a Tuesday would be the Friday before. 
 
AFA examinations

All electronic Advanced Financial Advice (AFA) examination and all paper based examinations are taken on a set date (as per the qualification timetable) and it is not possible to change the date and time. You may however, be able to change the venue or defer to a later sessions and should contact the Student and Customer Services team via email or by phone on +44 (0)12 2781 8609 to enquire.

If you are unable to provide the required notice due to significant mitigating circumstances such as sudden illness, please contact Students and Customer Services straight away as you may be eligible for Special Consideration. Supporting documentary evidence is required for a Special Consideration application. 

Making a result enquiry

If you believe that there has been an error in the marking of your assessment, you may apply for an assessment result enquiry. This policy does not apply to the applicant who believes that their performance during an assessment may have been adversely affected by external factors, for example, noise, illness or unforeseen circumstances. These cases are dealt with under our Special Consideration Policy.

Please read our Assessment Result Enquiry Policy fully as this sets out the key stages for applying. An application form is included within the policy and must be sent to us within 10 working days of the assessment outcome being communicated to you.

For any of the above, we recommend that you first contact the Student Support Services team by telephone on +44 (0)12 2782 9499 or email enquiries@libf.ac.uk to discuss the nature of your concern and for us to offer guidance regarding the process.

Appealing a decision

Students also have the right to appeal to a decision that has been made in the course of the assessment of their programme of learning. An appeal may only be submitted in relation to final decisions.

An appeal application must be submitted to us within 15 working days of the date of our letter advising the outcome of a decision. If the appeal application form is received after the deadline, we reserve the right to refuse the application. Please read our Appeals Policy, in particular Section B - 'making an appeal'.

Making a complaint

A complaint should be made as soon as possible, but no later than ten working days from the date of the incident occurring. 

We deal with all complaints as promptly as possible and within clearly defined timescales. Where it is not possible to meet these service standards, students will be informed of the progress of their complaint. The stages for handling a complaint are as set out within our CPQ Complaints Policy.
 

... Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

You can apply by completing the RPL application form and sending the form and certified copies of your qualification certificate or transcript to the email or postal address on the form.

We aim to consider and respond with an outcome to your application within 10 working days. In the event that an enquiry proves complex, we may need longer than initially anticipated to investigate it. In such cases, we will make sure that you are kept informed of progress.

You can find the RPL policy here.

special consideration?

You can find our CPQ Special Consideration Policy here. You will need to complete an application form and submit this with your documentary supporting evidence. Given the individual nature of special consideration claims, we would recommend that you also contact the Student Support Services team by telephone on +44 (0)12 2782 9499 or email enquiries@libf.ac.uk for an informal discussion before you submit your application.

For your claim to be considered, you must have initially notified us of your circumstances on or before the submission deadline for coursework or within five days of the examination date. Any applications made outside of this timescale must include an explanation as to why the delay has occurred.

We aim to consider and respond with an outcome within 5 – 10 working days of receipt of your application. This timescale may be longer In the event of your application being referred to the Concessionary Board.

… reasonable adjustment?

Given the individual nature of reasonable adjustments, we would recommend that you contact the Student Support Services team by telephone on +44 (0)12 2782 9499 or email enquiries@libf.ac.uk for an informal discussion before you submit a request. This will allow us to fully understand the nature of your request and advise you on the type of supporting evidence required.

You can find our CPQ Reasonable Adjustments Policy here. An application form is included within Section A, and must be sent to us at least six weeks prior to the date when the adjustment will need to be in place. 

Contact

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

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