AF8 is not what you would expect if you are comparing it to other CII AF exams. Instead of sitting a 3 hour written paper you will be tackling three assignments over a 12 month period. The pass rate for this exam is currently 76% and successful completion is where you obtain a minimum of 50% of the available marks for all three assignments.
As with our all study plans we highly recommend the plan and prepare method. Whilst you have a 12 month timescale to submit your assignments you need to ensure that you factor in time (and costs) for any re-sits!!
- Assignment 1 – this needs to be submitted within 6 months of your enrolment
- Assignment 2 – this needs to be submitted within 9 months of your enrolment
- Assignment 3 – this needs to be submitted (including any re-submissions) within 12 months of your enrolment.
The rules around this exam are clear and precise – no room for phone a friend, 50/50 or ask the audience(!!) All work submitted for marking should be your own original work.
Revisit our previous AF8 blog and find out why it is important to join us at the beginning and why so many people fail Assignment 3:
So if you are feeling daunted about the task ahead of you let Expert Pensions take you on that first step to the help and resources you need rather than trying to do it all on your own:
CII website https://www.cii.co.uk/