When we planned our schedule of 2020 exam sittings last year, little did we know that Covid-19 would emerge as one of the biggest disruptive forces to change our lives as we know it. Since the outbreak, our priority has been to continue to support our students as best we can.

However, we want to commend the resilience of our students as we know this has been a particularly difficult time for many who are unsure of their next steps. But for those of you who are sticking with it, moving forward, planning and preparing we salute you. The exams are continuing (albeit in a different format) and our students are doing what they do best – passing!

The CII rigorously tests the skills, abilities, and competencies of each one of you as you prepare for a rewarding career within the Financial Services Industry. So, let’s celebrate the successes, the accomplishments, the goals and the determination of our students and let’s keep moving forward.

Below are just a few of the students who have received their results and shared their feedback with us. Thank you for letting us share in your success.

Matt Millard DipPFS, CeMAP, Independent Financial Adviser, AF7

“I just thought I’d let you know that I sat the CII AF7 paper on Monday 15th June as a pilot for them as they explore potentially moving to doing remote invigilation as an option for most of their papers. I believe there were 11 entrants and we all sat it online from our homes. I am delighted to inform you that I got my results this morning and passed. I just wanted to let you know I found your AF7 revision module invaluable and feel it was a large contributory factor in helping me pass.”

Elizabeth Barker, AF8

“I received confirmation today that i have passed my latest assignment submission for AF8 and I have now passed all 3.  I am a corporate IFA, so my main work focus is on group policies, retirement planning is not something i have been too involved in, so I had my work cut out trying to achieve AF8. I had submitted assignment 1&2 unsuccessfully when I purchased Expert Pensions support.  I would not have passed without your help and cannot thank you enough.  I will not say it was easy; even with Expert Pensions aids, but I have learnt a lot and it has been very positive for both my career and my confidence when working with clients. Thanks again.”

Claire Wright, Senior Advice Manager, AF7

“I sat the pilot of the AF7 online session two weeks ago and today I received my results …… and have passed….yippee. I honestly can’t thank you enough for your helpful hints and tips, how to answer, how not to and your study plan and format.”

Jo Connolly, The Compliance Partnership, AF7

“I passed AF7 – thank you very much! EP got me the pass so I’ll be promoting your courses!”

As Covid-19 continues to present the greatest challenge of our time. Our thoughts go out to our customers, our community and everyone who has been personally affected by it.

Take care everyone and best of luck with the exams next week.  If you are still considering your next move then why not get in touch and see how we can help.

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