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ICS Learn Teams Up with The London Institute of Banking & Finance

We’re excited to announce that we’re working with The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF), giving you the exciting opportunity to enrol with us and start your journey to becoming an accredited mortgage adviser.

By studying the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice – better known as CeMAP – you’ll open yourself up to the world of mortgage and finance, and ultimately, a worthwhile career.

Want to know more? We discuss more details about this comprehensive qualification below.


What is a CeMAP?

Looking to start a new career? Gaining your Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice CeMAP is just the beginning of a career as a mortgage adviser, and with it being the industry standard qualification, it will equip you with all the knowledge and expertise you need to become a successful and well-rounded mortgage adviser.

Gaining your CeMAP qualification with LIBF is online and simple - you'll have timetabled webinars with a tutor and access to study materials where you can learn on the go.

The qualification includes a total of three modules, teaching you how to advise customers on various mortgage products, the ins, and outs of the UK mortgage sector regulations, and making sure you’re fully informed of the different external factors that could potentially affect a customer’s finances.

The CeMAP Modules

You will cover a total of three modules, over 12 months:

  • Module 1 – UK Financial Regulation (UKFR)
  • Module 2 – Mortgages (MORT)
  • Module 3 – Assessment of Mortgage Advice Knowledge (ASSM)

The first module introduces you to financial regulations and products, as well as teaching you about the impact of legislation and regulation on your customers.

Following, the second module covers 4 separate units, including the mortgage application process, various mortgage relation protection products, methods of payment, and post-completion issues.

The third module is then an amalgamation of both modules 1 and 2 and will teach you how to apply your hard-earned knowledge to real-life situations and environments, making sure you are up to scratch and importantly, industry ready!

The CeMAP Assessments

Each module is assessed separately, breaking down the exam into bite-sized chunks. The assessment consists of a two-hour electronic multiple-choice exam and can be completed in one of their nationwide test centres or through remote invigilation.

You have 12 months to complete the modules and assessments you’ve signed up for.

Why is the CeMAP qualification worth completing?

You might be asking yourself why you should take the time to complete this qualification and the benefits of doing so with the London Institute of Banking & Finance.

CeMAP is the only qualification you need to become a mortgage adviser, and once completed, all that’s left to do is register for your license to practice.

Being a mortgage adviser is an extremely fulfilling career choice and would suit anyone who genuinely enjoys helping people to make better and more informed decisions regarding their property investments. 

The benefits of completing your CeMap with LIBF

With over 140 years of industry experience, the London Institute of Banking & Finance is passionate about learning and has been – proudly – since 1879.

With their strategic approach to student learning, LIBF is constantly striving to stay at the forefront of digital innovation within the banking and finance sector.

With a commitment to their academic quality, LIBF works closely with their external regulatory bodies, providing learners with the confidence that their qualification meets all regulatory requirements and industry standards.

Moreover, LIBF are especially proud of their academic community, which “consists of a unique cluster of academics and industry professionals”. The variety of lecturers, professors, and administrators benefit from a vast amount of industry experience, having worked for well-known banks such as Lloyds and Barclays, and impressively holding academic degrees with some of the world’s leading universities.

That’s why ICS Learn is proud to offer enrolment on behalf of LIBF – so that we can be part of the first steps towards your burgeoning career.

If a career as a mortgage adviser intrigues you, enrol on a CeMAP qualification with us and become industry ready in no time.