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Hi,

im not sure if this is the right section to post in but...

i was wondering instead of going to university to study a finance course if i just do FPC, CEMAP and RDR qualifications from level 1-4 would this increase my chance of getting a job??

I hear that the graduate labour marker these days are tough especially the finance and banking sector which is declining. plus tuition fees are too high.

I was hoping to persue a career as an independant financial advisor, Risk, investments and quality assurance in financial services etc.

or if anyone else knows what other job role these qualification will lead me to please do let me know.


Thanks.
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Your best bet would be to contact local financial advisory firms and ask them about work shadowing. I don't think studying the qualifications you mention without complementary work experience would be worth it but if you could write yourself a three year development plan where you formulate your own degree level study plan and punctuated it with regular internships and work shadowing (or even got an administrative position with an IFA) then I think you will have a distinct advantage over a finance grad.

To be an IFA, you'll need to choose between CISI, the CII or CFP and go from there. Or, you could tailor a study plan that covers some of each of these institutes qualifications. Just make sure you do study at Levels 4-6 to educate yourself up to degree standard.
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