A career in mortgage advice can offer a host of benefits, including a varied, flexible working life and a lucrative rewards. With more and more people looking to qualify as a mortgage adviser, there has been an increase in training courses available. However, before you embark on any learning journey, it’s important to know what you need to look for in a training provider so that you have the best chance of achieving your potential and pursuing a successful career.
This blog will look at three of the things you should find out before enrolling with a training provider offering mortgage adviser courses.
An established provider of CeMAP
Financial training school Simply Academy suggests asking any training provider you are considering signing up to how long they have been an established provider of Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP). If you want to pursue this industry benchmark qualification, you will want the organisation to have a good track record of achievement in providing this type of training. Finding out how long they’ve been an established CeMAP provider could give you a good indication of how fine-tuned their teaching methods are.
The right training option for you
A working mother of four is likely to have different training needs to an unemployed individual with no commitments. When searching for the right organisation for you, bear in mind your own circumstances and requirements. If you want to learn at your own pace via an online course, for example, be sure your provider offers a distance learning course. If you know that you learn better through traditional face-to-face teaching, a classroom based route might be better for you.
Approved by the London Institute of Banking and Finance
The London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF) is the body that awards CeMAP. When considering an external training provider, it suggests you carefully evaluate their suitability and quality. To help you determine whether an organisation meets the relevant standards and provides the appropriate learning support for CeMAP, the LIBF runs a Recognised Learning Support Provider (RLSP) scheme. The organisations in this scheme have received the seal of approval from the LIBF – an important indicator that the courses they provide are fit for purpose.
By doing some research before signing up with a training provider, you could prevent unnecessary costs and hassle associated with having to change providers during your training. It could also stand you in good stead to distinguish yourself from the competition in your industry and enjoy a fulfilling career.