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Professional qualifications

CeMAP® Diploma

The CeMAP Diploma is the next step for mortgage advisers looking to expand their understanding of financial services and the residential lending sector to provide high quality and ethical advice to consumers.

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About the qualification

This Level 4 qualification will enable mortgage advisers to demonstrate their enhanced knowledge of the marketplace to make better financial decisions and recommendations to clients.

You will develop an understanding of how financial products respond to the drivers and implications of changes in the wider environment, as well as how these changes affects an individual’s financial decision-making.

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

CeMAP Diploma is a Level 4 qualification registered with Ofqual and goes beyond the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) mandatory Level 3 qualification requirement.

Your studies will cover

  • 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 aspects specific to mortgages
  • The house-buying process, including the role of the different parties involved

Benefits for you

  • Set yourself apart from other advisers with a Level 4 qualification
  • Become better experienced in analysing financial and numerical data
  • Formulate suitable mortgage advice for different customer needs
  • Multiple online resources to help support your individual learning styles
  • Contribute to your CPD while you study
  • Use ‘CeMAP Diploma’ designation after your name
  • Register for CeMAP Professional to use the 'CeMAP Advanced Professional' designation
Registration fee £495
 Entry requirements  CeMAP or an equivalent Level 3 mortgage qualification
Study sessions

We have four registration periods a year. The next available CeMAP Diploma study sessions dates are:

  • 1 April to 23 September 2019
  • 1 July to 16 December 2019
  • 7 October 2019 to 30 March 2019

Find the registration deadlines and more study sessions information in the study section below

Modules One Level 4 module
Average time to complete This qualification can be completed in six months
Validity The qualification is valid in the UK
Study type Self-study, distance learning
Study material

Study texts are provided online and in hard copy

You will also get access to: an online tutor forum, study tip videos, a weekly study planner, syllabus updates, tax table, a coursework exemplar paper as well as two multiple choice electronic specimen papers

Assessment type AMA contains two assessments:

  • 90 minute objective exam with 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Coursework
Assessment provider Pearson VUE test centres nationwide
Certificate
Your certificate will be posted to you upon successful completion of the module and evidence of successfully completing CeMAP or an equivalent Level 3 mortgage qualifications certificate




















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)

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AMA broadens your knowledge of the mortgage advice process and introduces you to more specialist mortgage products. The unit also develops your understanding of the importance of consumer-oriented communication and ethical behaviours. This is through the practical application of accumulated knowledge and skills.

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Studying

Level 4 CeMAP Diploma is a distance learning qualification. There are four study sessions available per year and is designed to be completed over a six month period. 

AMA multiple-choice exam – Three months recommended study time
This element starts as soon as the course of study begins and you have up to 12 months to sit the multiple-choice exam. It is however strongly recommended to sit the multiple-choice exam before you start the AMA coursework element.  

AMA coursework – Three months study time

 CeMAP Diploma next available session
 15 March 2019    Registration deadline
 1 April 2019  Study starts for AMA multiple-choice exam 
 28 June 2019  Recommend date to have sat MCQ exam 
 1 July 2019  AMA coursework study starts
 23 September 2019   Coursework submission deadline
 25 October 2019  Coursework results

Please be mindful that a fee may be payable if you wish to change your selected AMA 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.
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.


 CeMAP Diploma third 2019 session
 14 June 2019    Registration deadline
 1 July 2019  Study starts for AMA multiple-choice exam 
 27 September 2019  Recommend date to have sat MCQ exam 
 30 September 2019   AMA coursework study starts
 16 December 2019   Coursework submission deadline
 24 January 2020  Coursework results


 CeMAP Diploma fourth 2019 session
 13 September 2019   Registration deadline
 7 October 2019  Study starts for AMA multiple-choice exam 
 3 January 2020  Recommend date to have sat MCQ exam 
 6 January 2020  AMA coursework study starts
 30 March 2020   Coursework submission deadline
 24 April 2020  Coursework results

Study texts for Advanced Mortgage Advice (AMA) are included in your registration fee. Online study texts will be made available immediately after payment and we aim to send a hard copy of your study texts by post within five working days of receiving your registration fees. The study text contains review questions and activities to support your learning.

The following study materials are also included in your registration fee and are available immediately after registration:

  • An online tutor forum
  • Study tips videos
  • Weekly study planner
  • Online study text
  • Tax Table
  • Exemplar papers
  • Two electronic specimen papers

CeMAP TV

CeMAP TV has been created to help mortgage professionals keep up to date with what's happening within the industry. We will be filming a series of short videos which discusses changes within the marketplace with the help of industry professionals such as Vitality and Tenet Group.   

Watch CeMAP TV today

Assessment

Advanced Mortgage Advice (AMA) is assessed by a two-hour Pearson VUE electronic multiple-choice exam and coursework.

Exam

90-minute Pearson VUE electronic exam with 50 multiple-choice questions.

The exam 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 AMA1 and sit the exam. Your first exam is included within the registration fee. If you wish to retake an exam, you will need to pay a resit fee.

Find out how to book your exam


Coursework

Coursework of up to 4,000 words. You can find out when the coursework is due for each study session in the study timetable. This is submitted electronically through a course site.  

Certificate

We will post your qualification certificate to you once the exam and coursework are successfully completed, and a copy of your CeMAP or an equivalent Level 3 mortgage qualifications certificate is sent to us.

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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.

Contact

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

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