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FinanceIFS/CeMAP Certificate in Mortgage Advic
Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practic 
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Entry Requirements
English and mathematics at GCSE grades C or above. A previous professional qualification would be an advantage.

FinanceIFS/CeMAP Certificate in Mortgage Advice

The Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP®) meets the educational standard required by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of anyone wishing to achieve a ‘licence to practice’ and work as a mortgage adviser.

About the Course

As the premier mortgage qualification, CeMAP® is firmly established as the qualification of choice in the financial services industry and widely regarded as the industry benchmark with 80% of mortgage advisers holding the qualification.

Employers from across the sector have been involved in the development of CeMAP® which ensures that the content provides students with the knowledge they require in order to meet future career and regulatory requirements.

This is a full cost course. No funding available.

Key Units

You will be expected to complete between six and eight hours of self-study time as well as your class tuition time per week.

Course Contents -

CeMAP® Module 1

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to Financial Services Environment and Products
  • Unit 2 - UK Financial Services and Regulation

ITFS and UKFS explore the environment within which the financial services industry operates with an introduction to the main financial services products. Module 1 units also focuses on the legal concepts relevant to financial advice and the interplay between regulation and legislation.

CeMAP® Module 2
  • Unit 3 - Mortgage Law, Policy, Practice and Markets
  • Unit 4 - Mortgage Applications
  • Unit 5 - Mortgage Payment Methods and Products
  • Unit 6 - Mortgage Arrears and Post Completion Issues

MLPP, MAPP, MPMP, and MAPC group of units focuses on the procedures and legislation relating to purchasing a property. The units detail the processes involved in a mortgage application along with ancillary insurances. The units also develop the students’ understanding of the different types of mortgage products and their suitability for different types of customer. The units also explore the issues faced by borrowers after a mortgage has been completed, whether they require further funds or are having difficulty in meeting the existing mortgage commitment.

CeMAP® Module 3
  • Unit 7 - Assessment of Mortgage Advice and Knowledge 

ASSM concentrates on bringing the knowledge and understanding gained in the previous six units together and focuses on case study scenarios. Students will need to analyse clients’ circumstances in order to identify suitable and affordable solutions.

Entry Requirements

English and mathematics at GCSE grades C or above. A previous professional qualification would be an advantage.


  • ITFS and UKFS each comprise a one hour objectively tested examinations with 50 multiple choice questions.
  • MLPP, MAPP, MPMP and MAPC each comprise a 30 minute objective test with 25 multiple choice questions.
  • ASSM comprises a 2 hour objective test with 6 case studies each with 10 multiple choice questions.

All of the units that comprise the CeMAP® qualification can be examined at over 150 Pearson VUE test centres nationwide with the result provided on the day.

Where does this Lead

Future Opportunities

Related Courses:

  • Payroll IAB
  • Accounting AAT

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Who should apply?

  • Those working in a retail bank in a customer service role who wish to progress
  • Those working in a financial services customer call centre who wish to progress
  • Those looking to enter the banking and financial service sector
  • Estate agents who wish to offer mortgage advice to customers
  • Solicitors and business advisors who wish to seek CPD in this buoyant market

Extra Costs

Exams & textbooks: £500 – paid to IFS direct by the student.