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CF1 : UK financial services, regulation and ethics

The CII’s CF1 exam lays the foundations for the Certificate in Financial Planning and the Certificate in Mortgage Advice. It is a 2-hour multiple choice question paper consisting of 100 questions, with a pass mark of 70%.

The exam syllabus covers the purpose and structure of the UK financial services industry, the different asset classes and product types, the advice giving process and areas covered, various rules and legislation governing the UK financial services industry and the regulator’s powers and responsibilities.

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Mock Exam Papers

3 full sets of 100 questions and answers including cross references to the relevant CII study text.  All questions and answers are written by Brand Financial Training and kept up-to-date to reflect changes to the exam syllabus and tax year.

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Calculation Workbook

Focussing on the calculations within the exam syllabus, the calculation workbook provides calculation questions with full step-by-step answers, detailed explanations and cross-references to the relevant CII study text.

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Study Notes

Consider our study notes your condensed and more focussed take on the CII’s exam syllabus and learning outcomes. They put the exam syllabus into a sensible order, eliminate any ‘padding’ and come with self-test questions.

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E-Learning (from R01)

Our modular e-learning package from R01 is relevant for your CF1 studies. It provides you with 24/7 online access for 3 months to videos, a workbook including handouts and self-test questions for each module, and PDFs of the slides used in the videos.

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  • "At the age of 20 I became the youngest person to hold the CII Diploma. I achieved this through hard work and the use of resources including those provided by Brand Financial Training; in particular the mock exams, study notes and the extremely helpful Calculation Workbooks. I'm now moving forward with the Advanced Diploma and continue to use Brand Financial Training's resources to aid my progression to Chartered Status. I certainly recommend them."
    Josh ButtenJosh ButtenMDG MK, Milton Keynes
  • "I have just passed my exam first time, once again, relying mainly on your study notes. The calculation workbook was very useful, helping me to understand and work through the calculations, as were the mock exams giving me practice for the exam itself. Thank you!"
    Paul JacksonPaul JacksonPartner, Professional Practice Services, Worcestershire
  • "I have always used Brand Financial Training for the papers and practice for the exams, and I would also say that probably due to Brand Financial I have passed every exam first time and also managed to achieve the Fellowship in good time (about 30 months from starting the diploma to finishing).  I have recommended you to all who wish to sit the exams in the future."
    Brian HemmingsBrian HemmingsChartered Financial Planner, GMB Portfolio Services Ltd, Edinburgh
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