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Professional qualifications

CeMAP Diploma

Increase your mortgage expertise and take the next step in your career with CeMAP Diploma.

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About the qualification

Would you like to expand your knowledge of financial services and the residential lending sector?

CeMAP Diploma offers you flexible online study to fit around your life and work – and will help you advance your career.

You'll become familiar with more varied and complex mortgage scenarios and develop your research skills -  so that you can be confident dealing with atypical and specialist cases. You’ll learn how financial products react to changes in the wider world, and how these changes affect customers’ decisions.

If you have CeMAP – or an equivalent Level 3 mortgage qualification – you only need to complete one further module to get CeMAP Diploma.

Your studies will cover

  • The UK financial services environment and the role of mortgage advisers within it
  • The UK mortgage marketplace, focusing on mortgage and protection products to suit different customers’ needs
  • UK financial services regulation, including the rules and regulations that are specific to mortgages
  • The house-buying process, including the role of the different parties involved

Benefits for you

  • Qualify in six months
  • Set yourself apart from other mortgage advisers with a Level 4 qualification
  • Improve your financial and numerical analysis skills
  • Online study that fits around your life
  • Access to research tools and industry analysis through KnowledgeBank and Financial World
  • Student membership for one year with additional benefits
  • Access to career support and guidance
  • Invitation to attend events and webinars from industry leaders
  • Use ‘CeMAP Diploma’ designation after your name
Registration fee £495
When to apply We have three registration periods a year.

View our timetable section for upcoming registration deadlines.
Number of modules One 
Average time to complete  Six months
Study type
This qualification is on-demand. Everything is online and you can study at a pace that suits you.
Study material Study texts are provided online and in hard copy and you'll also get access to:
  • an online tutor forum
  • study tip videos
  • a weekly study planner
  • a tax table
  • syllabus updates
  • a coursework exemplar paper
  • two multiple-choice electronic specimen papers
  • online access to our student portal MyLIBF
  • online access to our virtual library KnowledgeBank
Assessment type AMA contains two assessments:
  • 90-minute objective exam with 50 multiple-choice questions
  • coursework
Assessment provider You can book your exam at test centres nationwide 
Regulation CeMAP Diploma is a Level 4 qualification registered with Ofqual and goes beyond the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) mandatory Level 3 qualification requirement.



























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Modules

To study CeMAP Diploma you will need to complete the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) or an equivalent Level 3 mortgage qualifications first. You can then achieve CeMAP Diploma by successfully completing one further module, Advanced Mortgage Advice (AMA).

Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP)

The CeMAP consists of seven compulsory units contained within three modules.  

Module 1: UK Financial Regulation (UKFR)

Module 2: Mortgages (MORT)

Module 3: Assessment of Mortgage Advice Knowledge (ASSM)


Find out more about CeMAP

Module - Advanced Mortgage Advice (AMA)

By taking the AMA module, you will:

  • expand your knowledge of the mortgage advice process and learn about specialist mortgage products
  • put your knowledge and skills into practice
  • learn why consumer-oriented advice matters and why sound communication and ethical behaviour are so important.

Timetable

There are three study sessions for CeMAP Diploma every year and you can complete it over a six-month period. But you will have up to 12 months from the beginning of your studies to sit your multiple-choice exam.

We strongly advise you to sit the multiple-choice exam before you start your AMA coursework.

AMA coursework – Three months study time 
Please be mindful that a fee may be payable if you wish to change your selected AMA coursework date to a different session.

You can register for one of the following study sessions throughout the year:
When selecting your preferred study session using the timetable above, please be aware that fees are payable if you wish to change your selected AMA2 (coursework) date to a different session.
When selecting your preferred study session using the timetable above, please be aware that fees are payable if you wish to change your selected AMA2 (coursework) date to a different session.


 Details Date 
 Registration deadline  11 December 2020
 Course start date  11 January 2021
 Coursework deadline  28 June 2021






 Details Date 
 Registration deadline  18 June 2021
 Course start date  05 July 2021
 Coursework deadline  20 December 2021






 Details Date 
 Registration deadline 17 September 2021
 Course start date 04 October 2021
 Coursework deadline 28 March 2022





Assessment

If you've already completed CeMAP or an equivalent Level 3 qualification, then you just need to complete module three assessment: 

  • Module three: Advanced Mortgage Advice (AMA) – contains two assessments and is broken down into :
    • a 90-minute objective exam with 50 multiple-choice questions
    • coursework
You will have 12 months from when you register, to complete each module and sit the exam. Your first exam is included in the registration fee.


How to book your exam

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your registration fee includes the qualification study materials, and the first sitting of your exam and/or coursework. You will also gain access to MyLIBF (our student portal). Some qualifications include a hard copy of the study text, access to student forums, tutor forum support and specimen papers.

If you need to resit your exam or coursework, you will need to register and pay for a resit.

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

Bursary information

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. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) encompasses a student’s previous non-certificated and certificated achievements obtained through another awarding organisation. This has previously been known as an exemption.

Please read our Recognition of Prior Learning Policy as it explains the steps to take when applying. Your application will need to include certified copies of your qualification certificate or transcript.

We aim to provide an outcome within 10 working days. If we need longer, we will let you know.

Special consideration:
The Special Consideration Policy applies to students who believe they have been disadvantaged during, or before, an assessment because of an injury, illness or other unforeseen temporary circumstance beyond their control that may have adversely affected their performance in one or more assessments.

Please read our Special Consideration Policy as it explains the steps to take when applying. Your application will need to include supporting documentation.

Given the individual nature of special consideration claims, we would recommend that you contact our Student Support team on +44 (0)1227 818609 or support@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 exam date. Any applications made outside of this timescale must include an explanation as to why the delay has occurred.

We aim to provide an outcome within 5 – 10 working days. It may take longer if your application is referred to the Concessionary Board.

Reasonable adjustment:
We are committed to providing an inclusive educational experience for all students, regardless of any disabilities or learning difficulties they may have and realise that, without reasonable adjustment, students may be prevented from demonstrating their true level of ability during an assessment.

Given the individual nature of reasonable adjustments, we recommend that you contact our Student Support team on +44 (0)12 2781 8609 or support@libf.ac.uk for an informal discussion before you submit your request. This will allow us to fully understand the nature of your circumstances and advise you on the type of supporting evidence required.

The Reasonable Adjustments Policy explains the steps to take when applying and has an application form included. Your application must be received, with supporting documentation, at least six weeks prior to the date when the adjustment will need to be in place.

You have 14 calendar days from your course start date to cancel your registration and arrange a refund by calling our Student and Customer Services team. You will need to return any hard copy study texts in its original condition.

After this period all fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

If you have booked your exam with Pearson VUE (and are within the cancellation period), you will need to contact them directly at least 24 hours prior to the exam date to cancel it. Then allow at least two hours before calling our Student and Customer Services team to cancel the qualification registration and arrange a refund.

Contact Pearson VUE on +44 (0) 370 608 1915 (Europe, Middle East, Africa region).

Electronic Pearson VUE exam:
Before your registration expiry date you can cancel your exam or change your exam date, time or venue (subject to availability). You will need to contact Pearson VUE directly, giving a minimum of 24 hours’ notice online or at least one working days’ notice by phone prior to your current exam booking. For example, if your exam is booked for a Monday, the latest you can reschedule is the previous Friday.

Pearson VUE can be reached via the details given on your Important Registration Information link on MyLIBF or our ‘Exam booking and information’ page.

Session based exams (set exam date as per study timetable) including Advanced Financial Advice (AFA):
Please telephone Student & Customer Services directly to discuss your options. You may be able to change your venue, but will need to call us at least eight weeks before your exam date to check.

For all exams, 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 there has been an error in the marking of your assessment, you can apply for a result enquiry.

The Assessment Result Enquiry Policy explains the steps to take when applying and has an application form included. Your application must be received within 10 working days after we have communicated your assessment results.

This policy does not apply to students who believe their performance during an assessment may have been affected by external factors, for example noise, illness or unforeseen circumstances. These cases are dealt with under our Special Consideration Policy.

Appealing a decision:
You have the right to appeal to us to review decisions that have been made in the course of the assessment of your programme of learning. An appeal may only be submitted in relation to a final decision.

Please read our Appeals Policy as it explains the steps to take when applying, in particular section B 'making an appeal'. Your application must be received within 15 working days after we have communicated the outcome of a decision.

Making a complaint:
A complaint should be made if you are dissatisfied by one of our products or services as soon as possible, but no later than 10 working days from the date of the occurrence.

We deal with all complaints as promptly as possible and within clearly defined timescales. The stages for handling a complaint are listed in our CPQ Complaints Policy.

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