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CII R01 Exam: Financial Services, Regulation & Ethics

The CII’s R01 exam focuses on financial services; its regulation and ethics. It forms a part of the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning. It is a 2-hour multiple-choice question paper consisting of 100 questions, with a nominal pass mark of 65%.

The exam syllabus covers the financial services industry in the UK, how the retail customer is served, the ‘regulatory’ framework and the powers and responsibilities of the regulator, legal concepts and the regulator’s Code of Ethics.

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Mock Exam Papers

3 full sets of 100 questions and answers, plus detailed explanation of the correct answers and 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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Revision Notes

Designed for use when you are further along with your exam studies, our revision notes are a streamlined version of the learning outcomes and exam syllabus combined with self-test questions.

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E-Learning

Covering the R01 learning outcomes, our modular e-learning package helps convert the dry R01 syllabus content into visually engaging video tutorials using pictures, diagrams, and clear and concise explanations. The e-learning package comes complete with a workbook and self-test questions for each module.

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MP3 Audio Masterclasses

Learn by listening with our MP3 masterclasses. They allow you to absorb and understand the material in digestible chunks. You can listen at home, in the car, at the gym or wherever you may be.

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