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The Diploma in Mortgage Advice and Practice (DipMAP®) 600/0149/5 is a QCF* Level 4 qualification for individuals who wish to gain a higher level of skills and knowledge for mortgage advice and demonstrate their commitment to continual learning.
DipMAP® enables mortgage professionals to set themselves apart from their peers and go beyond the basic Level 3 qualification requirement. It demonstrates to clients and employers that holders have an enriched understanding of the broader financial services environment and the residential lending sector in the interests of providing high quality, ethical advice to consumers.
Applicants are required to hold the QCF Level 3 Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP®), or an equivalent qualification. Studying DipMAP® will give you a thorough understanding of:
Please refer to the 'Studying' tab to view registration and examination dates.
£129.00 per assessment
* Bursaries are available to eligible students.
DipMAP® consists of two mandatory units:
View the FSRE aims, learning outcomes and assessment criteria
View the AMA aims, learning outcomes and assessment criteria
It is recommended that you spend 370 learning hours of study time on DipMAP®. The complete course is achievable in 9 months.
DipMAP Study Timetable 2015
Study Timetable 2016
You will be provided with comprehensive core learning resources in addition to support through a variety of resources, including:
Please note that in order to reflect any changes to syllabuses, including matters arising from the annual budget, the study materials for some units are updated annually. It is your responsibility to ensure you are studying from the most up-to-date materials. The most up-to-date learning materials, updates and amendments can be found on my ifslearning.
Please be aware when selecting your preferred study session using the timetables above that fees are payable if you wish to change your DipMAP® Unit two: Advanced Mortgage Advice (AMA) examination date after registration.
FSRE is assessed by a 2-hour objective test comprising 100 multiple-choice questions.
The FSRE objective test is available at over 150 Pearson VUE test centres nationwide with the result provided on the day.
AMA is assessed by a 3-hour written examination with three elements: a recommendation in response to a pre-released customer 'fact-find' a report requiring explanation of a mortgage concept or technical issue, and a short question and answer section.
View AMA examination venues.
By phone - call Student and Customer Services on +44 (0) 1227 818609. Please have your VISA / MasterCard / debit card to hand when you call.
By post / email - download and complete the registration form. You will need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view this file - you can download this programme for free from the Adobe website. When you have completed the form either send it to the address stated on the form or by email.
Membership of the Institute of Financial Services includes access to benefits that help you to maintain your skills and knowledge, as well as supporting your career ambitions. It costs £72 per annum and can be paid monthly by Direct Debit at no extra cost. Apply for membership
The FSRE unit of DipMAP® is shared with the QCF Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA®) which allows for transfer of credit for this unit should you already hold DipFA®.
Alternatively, successful completion of DipMAP® will allow you to claim credit for the FSRE unit in DipFA® should you be interested in further developing your competence in financial advice.
If you wish to take up further study with ifs University College, a DipMAP® holder can proceed, with credit, to the Professional Certificate in Banking (PCertB®). Additionally you may consider other ifs Level 4 qualifications such as the Diploma in Retail Banking Conduct of Business (DipRBCB®).
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