Is an Exam Remark Worth the Money?

Is an exam remark worth the money

It’s a common question that BTS are asked by candidates in the unfortunate position of deferred success. So, what does BTS think? Here’s Director, Luiza Todd’s thoughts… We have just been through the autumn R06 and advanced exam results season. That 6-8 weeks to get your results does seem to stretch out in front of […]

Level 4 to Level 6 – Just how big of a step up are the AF exams?

Level 4 to Level 6

Here at BTS, we believe in walking the talk. Our team sit the CII exams annually to keep up to date with the candidate experience. In this article, our newest team member, Nikita Phillips, Candidate Support & Business Development Adviser, talks about her experience of progressing from a level 4 to level 6 exam and […]

R06 – Debunking the Myth

R06 Debunking the Myth

Nikita Phillips, BTS Candidate Support & Business Development Adviser, believes that there is a big myth that is hindering candidate performance in the R06 Financial Planning Practice Exam, and she wants this debunked! So, what is this myth? One of the common misconceptions about the R06 Financial Planning Practice Exam, is that you only need […]

The importance of a Study Plan

The importance of a Study Plan

Natalie Dawes, BTS Candidate Support & Business Development Adviser, says to get your studies off to the best start, it’s all about the planning, in particular the Study Plan. Are you winging it? In the past, I have often been caught out by ‘winging it’ (technical term) with my studies and I’d put money on […]

CF6 – Study Tips

CF6 Study Tips

BTS Director Luiza Todd, shares some helpful guidance about CF6… Many individuals start off their professional lives in the financial services industry by initially becoming mortgage advisers. Indeed, some love the world of mortgages so much they choose this as their specialty (not sure I could stomach all the chasing of the various parties involved […]

AF8 – How to Prepare & Pass

AF8 Exam

The AF8 Pension Income Planning advanced unit was introduced by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) a few years ago now (2019). It’s an assignment-based unit built around the submission and passing of three assignments based on a client fact find. Is it a popular unit with candidates? It is a very popular unit with candidates […]

Reflecting on the R06 April 2023 Exam Sitting

Reflecting on the April 2023 Reflect Webinar

BTS is running a ‘reflect’ webinar to further support your R06 exam preparation… It’s something we say time and time again that this unit is not one to be fooled by. It’s important that candidates don’t just rely on a provider’s case study analysis thinking that the last couple of weeks before the exam sitting […]

Let’s talk about deferred success

Let’s talk about deferred success

In a second article for Mental Health Awareness Week, Luiza Todd, BTS Director, shares her views on supporting candidates when it comes to deferred success Let’s start with a few questions What is important to an exam candidate / corporate Academy? Is it all about first time exam pass rates and successes? How do you […]

The importance of talking about our experiences

Mental Health Awareness Week

Luiza Todd, BTS Director, shares her views on exams and mental health BTS supports mental health awareness This article is going to have a common theme – the effects that exams can have on a candidate’s mental health. Mental Health Awareness week runs from 15th – 21st May, albeit on behalf of BTS, I would […]

What’s the R06 exam like and what can go wrong?

BTS R06 Webinar

BTS is launching ‘kick-start’ webinars to support your studies… Don’t be fooled by R06… It’s really easy to be swayed by ‘the word on the street’ that R06 is an easy exam – it isn’t, not by any stretch. The CII recommend 100 hours of study which should be just one indicator that some work […]