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 […]

How does Diversity & Inclusion Feature in your Training Strategy?

How does Diversity & Inclusion feature in your training strategy?

What are the FCA’s guidelines around training staff? The rules and guidance set out in the FCA’s training and competence regime states that firms must review employee competence and training needs regularly and must also look at the skills, expertise, technical knowledge and behaviour of their employees in practice. A diverse and inclusive training program […]

It’s all kicking off – New FREE R06 and AF Exams Webinars 

It’s all kicking off – New FREE R06 and AF Exams Webinars

Are you thinking about sitting the April/July R06 or the September 2023 AF exams? In these webinars we are going to walk you through how best to prepare for that upcoming R06 or AF exam.  Where you can learn about the key things to do and the key things to avoid if you want to […]

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 […]

AF5 – February 2023 Exam Fact Find

AF5 Exam Fact Find

The fact find has landed and the analysis at BTS HQ has already begun! And there’s more… On fact-find release day for AF5 (as if that isn’t exciting enough) BTS has something else up our sleeve that will hopefully enable our candidates to support each other in the lead up to the AF5 exam sitting. […]

AF7 – Study Tips

AF7 Study Tips

How to prepare for your AF7 exam Time is of the essence This is an exam where around two-thirds of the marks are gained from questions based on unseen case studies, which means your time in the AF7 exam has to be managed well. You must ensure that you have sufficient time not only to […]

AF5 – February 2023 Exam Sitting

AF5 Exam Sitting

Natalie Dawes, Academy Support Adviser at BTS. The AF5 exam is taking place 28th February 2023. Are you ready? Am I ready?! I won’t lie, there was a part of me that thought it was absolutely mad, to start a new job and take on my first advanced exam at the same time. However, I […]