CeMAP training in Manchester – the first step to a rewarding career

In Manchester and the North West, there is a high demand for residential property, which means that many people are looking for a mortgage to buy a home. Students who take CeMAP training in Manchester are (more…)

How a CeMAP course prepares you for a mortgage advisor career

People take CeMAP courses because they want to pass the exams that qualify them to become a mortgage advisor. A CeMAP course helps you get an understanding of what the life of a mortgage advisor is like and what skills you need to be successful.

Part of the CeMAP course will be roleplaying sessions where one student plays the part of someone who wants a mortgage, and the other plays the mortgage advisor. The tutor will guide the session to make sure that the person playing the mortgage advisor provides sound advice.

Communication

One of the main skills a mortgage advisor needs is communication. The role-playing sessions in the CeMAP course should help develop communication skills. A mortgage advisor talks to borrowers, estate agents and mortgage lenders. He or she needs to be able to clearly communicate with these people.

Regulations

Mortgage advisors are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which has strict regulations to ensure that advisors are honest and fair when dealing with their clients. The CeMAP course teaches about the regulations and guidelines, but if the rules change, the mortgage advisor needs up-to-date knowledge to make sure that they always work within the current guidelines.

The hours

The CeMAP course does not go into details about the hours that mortgage advisors work, but advisors need to be flexible. You could work nine-to-five each day, but many financial organisations want advisors to be more accessible to clients, so may be require advisors to work evenings and weekends to meet clients outside of what would normally be considered office hours.

Is this the right job for me?

The CeMAP course can provide you with a good idea about what the job of a mortgage advisor entails. You need to have or be able to develop the key attributes that make a successful mortgage advisor.

You must have the ability to communicate clearly and be a good listener. You need to explain complex information in a simple and easily understood way. Perhaps most of all, you need to be honest and able to show your clients that you are trustworthy.

A knowledge and interest in financial and legal matters is necessary, and good computer skills and a proficiency in maths are both musts.

You need to be able to meet sales targets. Experienced mortgage advisors need to hit targets in order to receive bonuses that make the difference between a modest and a high salary.

Much of the information about clients and lenders is confidential and you need to respect privacy by not talking about the details of a mortgage application with unauthorised people.

The first step

If you have learned, or can see yourself learning, the above qualities, a mortgage advisor job can be a satisfying and rewarding career.

Your first step to becoming a mortgage advisor is to book on a CeMAP training course with Beacon Financial Training. We will teach you about what it takes to be a good mortgage advisor.

CeMAP 1 Training Courses

If you ask any mortgage advisor who has been working in the mortgage industry for any length of time about CeMAP 1, then they might go a little pale, or break into a sweat or even feel a little faint. They will invariably say how hard it was, how glad they are that they got through it and be thankful for the fact that they won’t have to do it again. (more…)

The New CeMAP Syllabus

Every year the CeMAP syllabus changes and is updated to take into account all the law changes that evolve year on year. It is therefore important that you are made aware of these changes. Qualified mortgage advisers always have to keep themselves up to date with changes in the mortgage industry.

How vital are these changes ?
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Why Attend a residential CeMAP Training Course

One of the problems for many people who attend a CeMAP training course is having to juggle the intense demands of the CeMAP training course with your normal everyday home life, with spouses/partners/children all potentially requiring your attention.

Many people find this issue a difficult issue to deal with and therefore if you are in this position, one alternative is to attend one of our ‘residential courses’ that we offer. What this entails is the individual attending the course that we run at a homeland also stay at the hotel. As our courses normally run for 5 days, we can include as part of the overall cost either 4 or 5 days overnight accommodation at the hotel.

The advantages of this are fairly obvious – you can spend the evening after the end of the course relaxing in the hotel, enjoy a meal at the hotel or take a short walk into the city centre. You can then if you wish to spend extra time revising the content that was taught that day in the comfort of your own room without having to worry about preparing meals, getting the kids to bed etc.

We are also offering this for a discounted price of £750 inclusive of VAT to include the 5 day training course and also 5 nights stay at the hotel. You would need to give us at least one months notice prior to course commencement so we can guarantee your room at the price we need to.

This offer may also appeal to people who don’t necessarily need accommodation, they may actually be local to the venue but who also see the benefits of spending time away from the loved ones in order to give them a better chance of getting CeMAP qualified.

If you would like to discuss this offer in more detail, please contact us on 01704 898538 or caitlin@beaconfinancialtraining.co.uk

CeMAP Training Course Materials

The rules and regulations in mortgages and financial services in general are always changing, almost every day. Therefore, the syllabus for the CeMAP qualification is also updated every year. When someone is looking to choose a CeMAP training company, they need to make sure that they choose a company that is up to speed with all these changes and when they take effect.

Beacon Financial Training are always at the forefront of this. They regularly review and revise their CeMAP training materials to make sure that they are absolutely up to date. This is why their training materials for all levels of CeMAP are used by many of our high street banks and building societies such as RBS/Nat West.

On 1 June 2018, all the new taxation rules that were introduced in April 2018 will then be examined within the CeMAP examinations. If you are discussing CeMAP training courses with CeMAP training companies, make sure to quiz them on this issue. You need to be using a company that is aware of these changes and has implemented them accurately and clearly within their CeMAP training course materials.

It is also important to be able to present the course materials in a clear, concise and engaging manner and so another tip for students would be to ask for a sample of the course materials. By doing this, you can also ensure it suits your learning style and you feel confident that you will be able to cope with the content.

Choosing a CeMAP Training Company

If anyone is looking to become a mortgage adviser, they need to think carefully about which CeMAP training company to choose. There are a lot of companies out there offering CeMAP training courses. So how do you choose???

At Beacon Financial Training we are going to give you 4 good reasons to persuade you to choose us to provide you with CeMAP training.

1. Our courses and our materials have been checked and approved by the examination regulator.
2. We provide a come back for free guarantee for an unlimited period unlike some of our competitors
3. We can also provide an interview guarantee for a mortgage adviser role once you are qualified.
4. We offer the best value package for courses in our area.

Therefore, we believe anyone looking to do CeMAP training particularly in the Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds areas should use Beacon Financial Training for this.

One final piece af advice is – always ask for proper recommendations. Don’t rely on comments on our website. Ask for names, phone numbers, email addresses of people who have been on the course who you can contact independently.

If you would like to speak to us about CeMAP training, then please contact us at info@beaconfinancialtraining.co.uk

CeMAP or CII

Many people who enquire about CeMAP training often ask us if there are other qualifications which are the same as CeMAP. Answer – there are!!!

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) is another exam board who offer a mortgage adviser qualification called Certificate in Mortgage Advice where you have to do two exams called CF1 and CF6.

So why do CeMAP ????  Well it is a more well known qualification and the vast majority of mortgage advisers, around 80% currently have CeMAP so it makes sense to take the qualification that most employers and industry professionals ask for.

However, there is no reason why people can’t take our CeMAP training courses and then take the CF1 and CF6 exams and many people attending our CeMAP training courses have done it this way.

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Choosing A CeMAP® Training Company

WARNING!!!

There are plenty of firms offering CeMAP® training in the UK, but the vast majority of their trainers have no teaching qualifications or experience. Isn’t that a bit of a concern, especially when some of them are charging over £1,000 per course???

Course Key Features

Average 90% pass success
Easy to follow course materials
Around 1000 previously used exam questions and answers
Expert tutors who are qualified teachers
Pay once - come back until you pass
Career advice and help once qualified