We use cookies on all our websites to gather anonymous data to improve your experience of our websites and serve relevant ads that may be of interest to you. Please refer to the cookies policy to find out more.

By continuing, scrolling the page or clicking a link, you agree to the use of cookies.

Diploma in Paraplanning (DipPP)

Professional qualifications

Diploma in Paraplanning (DipPP)

Whether you're new to the role – or want to consolidate the knowledge you've gained working as a paraplanner – DipPP will help you advance your career.

Colleagues working on computer screen

About the qualification

The role of a paraplanner is rapidly changing, becoming increasingly technical and demanding.

DipPP will give you the knowledge and skills you need to meet new challenges in paraplanning and demonstrate your professional expertise.

Your studies will cover the purpose and nature of different financial products, as well as the ethical issues, regulation and the legal framework underpinning the industry.

You’ll discover more about how consumers are affected by socio-economic factors and taxation. This will enable you to provide detailed research proposals for a financial adviser to present to their client.

DipPP will give you a solid foundation to advance your career in financial services and expand your career opportunities.

Your studies will cover

  • The UK financial services industry in its European and global context
  • The Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) responsibilities and approach to regulation
  • The different types of risk and how they relate to institutions and individuals
  • Ethical, legal and vulnerability considerations
  • The impact of taxation on investments and other recommended solutions
  • The skills you need to produce a suitability report
Registration fee Full qualification (PARA and FSRE)
£990 with tutor support
£890 without tutor support

PARA only
£720 with tutor support
£620 without tutor support

The price includes study materials and exam entry.
When to apply? There are four registration periods during the year.

View our timetable section for upcoming registration deadlines.
Number of units             Two
Average time to complete Nine months
Study type  This qualification is online and you will follow a structured timetable.
Study material
  • Access to our virtual library KnowledgeBank
  • New digital learning resources such as videos, animated case studies mathematical exercises and knowledge quizzes
  • Online access to our student portal MyLIBF
  • Printed textbook
  • Specimen papers
  • Coursework exemplars
  • Chief Examiner reports
  • Tax table
  • Weekly study planner
Assessment type Multiple-choice exam and two pieces of coursework
Assessment provider You can book your exam at test centres nationwide or through remote invigilation
Regulation 
Registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).






















Get up-to-date information relating to Coronavirus.

Units

Unit 1 - Financial Services Regulation and Ethics (FSRE)

You'll develop your understanding of the financial services industry. You’ll also build your knowledge of regulation, the FCA, legislation, ethics, professional standards, and risk.

Unit 2 - Paraplanning (PARA)

Find out how the broader financial market relates to your role as a paraplanner and what influences the recommendations for clients. Develop your research, analysis and writing skills so that you can create high-quality suitability reports.

You will be learning on our new VLE Brightspace, click on the logo to find out more.

Brightspace-logo

If you have already completed DipFA or an equivalent Level 4 Financial Advice qualification, you can study the PARA unit on its own and achieve the DipPP designation.

Timetable

Unit 1 – FSRE – recommended study time three months
This unit starts as soon as your register. Once you register, you’ll have 12 months to sit the exam. It’s recommended to sit this exam before you start the next unit.

Unit 2 – PARA – recommended study time six months
PARA has two coursework components. You can register for one of four sessions throughout the year. The sessions cover both parts of the coursework and are detailed in the tables below.

You can register for one of the following study sessions throughout the year:

PARA 1 

Details Date 
Registration deadline 05 November 2021 
Course start date 15 November 2021 
Coursework deadline 21 February 2022








PARA 2

Details Date 
Registration deadline 05 November 2021 
Course start date 15 November 2021 
Coursework deadline 16 May 2022










PARA 1 

Details Date 
Registration deadline 04 February 2022
Course start date 14 February 2022
Coursework deadline 23 May 2022








PARA 2

Details Date 
Registration deadline 04 February 2022
Course start date 14 February 2022
Coursework deadline 15 August 2022










Assessment

You’ll be assessed in each unit by:

  • Unit 1 - a 90 multiple-choice question exam and two case studies with five multiple-choice questions each
  • Unit 2 - two pieces of coursework

You can take the exam when and where it suits you at one of the 150 Pearson VUE test centres nationwide.

You can book your exam at test centres nationwide or through remote invigilation. 

How to book your exam

When you have successfully completed the qualification, we will post your certificate to you.

 

Tutor Support

For Unit 1, all students will have access to a tutor-supported online forum
 
For Unit 2, if you select the 'with tutor support' option for Unit 2 when registering for DipPP, you will again have access to our team of experienced web tutors through an online tutor forum.

Our tutors are all experts who have worked as financial advisers. This means that as well as explaining the theory, they can show you how it translates into practice by drawing on their experience.

You’ll be able to post questions to the forum about the learning or the coursework and your tutor will get back to you with a reliable and personalised response.  

How much does it cost?

Students will need to register for DipPP using our online registration form and select the option ‘with tutor support’. This cost is £100 bringing the total cost to £990.

FSRE Revision Videos

If you are studying Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics (FSRE), support your learning with our FSRE revision videos.  

The videos focus on the areas of the syllabus that students find more difficult. An experienced tutor breaks down the learning into smaller topics to help you digest the content more easily and providing examples to support your learning. The videos also include example questions throughout that help reinforce your learning to help you prepare and give you a taste of the exam question style.  

The videos can be watched on any device, from anywhere in the world – as long as you have internet access – giving you the flexibility to study when and where it suits you.  

The videos cost just £149 for the full series and access lasts for 12 months. There is just under 4 hours of video content in total. Once purchased, they will be available for you to access on through your www.mylibf.com account.  

To purchase the FSRE videos, simply log into your www.mylibf.com account and click on “Purchase Additional Study Support” button. 

elder-man-in-office

Request further information

Not ready to register for our qualifications? Why not sign up to our mailing list to receive monthly updates regarding our qualifications and products in this area.

Please select at least one qualification


First name

Surname

Email

Your personal data

We will use and protect your personal data in accordance with current data protection legislation to process your interest to receive updates on the relevant topics. Further details, including your rights, the disclosure of data to third parties, storage, retention and how to amend your personal data, can be found within our privacy notice.


Please enter the code you see in the box below:

CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 


Please wait...

You may also be interested in

Professional Qualfications

Diploma for Financial Adviser (DipFA)

Meet the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) standards required for providing financial advice with this practical, cost-effective and industry leading qualification.

View course

Professional Qualifcations

Level 6 Diploma in Financial Advice (Adv DipFA)

Differentiate yourself from other advisers and demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and competence by completing an advanced qualification that leads to Chartered status.

View course