About Beacon Financial Training

CeMAP Training Courses

What makes us different

If you have been looking and researching different training companies who offer CeMAP training,  you may be wondering why you should choose us and not a different company.

We have been delivering the highest quality of training for over 15 years now and have acquired numerous reviews and testimonials from our satisfied clients that reflect the level of service that we offer.

10 staff all passed their CEMAP thanks to Brendan and they all provided excellent feedback on his style of training” –

Barry, Practice Manager

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Brendan O’Neill


BSc (Econ) 2(i), History & Economics
University of Wales, Abersystwyth (1988 – 1991)

Creation, design, and delivery of CeMAP and CeRER training courses, to enable individuals to pass the regulatory exams necessary to be a mortgage/financial adviser.

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There are a multitude of reasons that makes us a leading CeMAP training provider.

Key considerations:

Value for Money 

Our training courses are competitively priced – offering both exceptional quality and value. We are committed to offering you the highest quality of training at competitive prices. If you find a CeMAP training course from a company that is registered with the official examining body that offers training cheaper than ours, we will not only match your quote, but offer a further 10% discount on your quoted price.

Training Materials 

Here at Beacon Financial, we use our own tailor made training materials. These materials have been written in house by our CeMAP  training specialist Brendan O’Neill. Brendan has been delivering CeMAP training since 2004 when CeMAP became a compulsory element for mortgage advisors. Over the years, he has devised, developed, and amended these materials which are designed to make the learning more accessible for students. Our training materials have proven to be so effective, that other training companies often buy our materials for their own use.

Course Size 

Another important question that you need to ask when deciding on a CeMAP course provider is “how many other people will be on the course itself?”. This is a really important question, as larger classes pose the risk of reducing the one to one tuition time and support you may receive. Because of this, we believe the group size per course should be no more than 16. We limit our class sizes to this maximum to offer you the greatest chance of success in this course.

Course Viability Numbers 

An area of concern when choosing to book a classroom course is their availability and whether the courses are guaranteed to run.

We guarantee that all of our courses will run, even you are the sole applicant.

Come Back for Free 

If you attend one of our classroom or webinar courses and don’t pass the exams first time, you are welcome to come back again free of charge subject to our terms and conditions.

Course Location 

Our training is available at venues and locations which are accessible to our students. In order to ensure that our venues are accessible, all our venues will be accessible via the road network close to motorways and offer free parking.

Flexibility of your booking 

If you book with us and are then unable to attend the course for whatever reason, we will allow you to transfer your booking to another course free of charge. We understand that circumstances, personal or work related, may get in the way and you need to transfer the course date.

Guaranteed Interview 

Due to the fact that we deliver training for a number of companies in our area, many of these companies contact us in order to help meet their recruitment needs. Therefore, we have been able to offer anyone who books CeMAP training with us, a guaranteed interview with a firm looking to take on newly CeMAP qualified individuals. Starting salaries for these positions are around £29,000 plus bonuses on top.

Qualified Teachers 

At Beacon Financial, we offer high quality CeMAP training courses provided by qualified teachers. CeMAP is an academic exercise and therefore we insist that all our trainers are not only CeMAP qualified but also hold a recognised teaching qualification. The concepts in CeMAP can be difficult to understand and we think that the person delivering the course needs to be an expert, not just academically, but also in delivering the highest quality of teaching and tutoring.

A Small Company 

We’re proud to be a small company based in the North West of England close to both Manchester and Liverpool. We offer our classroom courses in the Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds areas, also known the M62 corridor. Because we are a small company we can guarantee that you get the best training for a competitive price, as well as quality control and accountability. When you study with Beacon, we can offer you post course support as well.

Important note: The training course fees do not include the registration fees which are payable to the London Institute for Banking and Finance (LIBF) which you will need to pay in order to sit the exams. Their telephone number is 01227 818609 or you can visit them online at www.libf.ac.uk

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Beacon Financial Training Ltd was created in June 2007 in Ormskirk, Lancashire

These include many people from backgrounds not linked to financial services.

We have successfully delivered many in-house courses for banks, building societies, mortgage brokerages and networks all over the UK.

Only launched since April, this is our brand new unique online video course.


The Course Content Was Excellent

I used Brendon’s training programme to pass CeMAP exams, the course content was excellent, well scripted and designed for ease of understanding. I booked the course online not knowing anything about the company and a little sceptical that would be worth the money, however I would fully recommend the course to anyone considering a change of career.

Tracey Burke
Director, Mortgage, Equity release and Secured loan advisor

10 Staff All Passed Their Cemap Thanks to Brendan

10 staff all passed their CEMAP thanks to Brendan and they all provided excellent feedback on his style of training.

Barry Fitzsimmons MA(Hons), DipPFS, Cert CII (MP)
Independent Financial Adviser

I Passed All Cemap Exams 1st Time

I passed all CeMAP exams 1st time (majority distinction) with no revision aside from the tutelage under Brendan. 1st class!

Craig Cooper CeMAP, CeRER
Team Leader - Equity Release Support Advisor at Age Partnership

THE Way to Learn CeMAP

Brendan has a wealth of experience around financial services and Regulation and he delivers this with enthusiasm and good humour. His events are THE way to learn CeMAP.

Simon Bailey
Training & Development management professional

I Would Recommend Brendan to Anyone

Brendan is a great trainer, with the ability to keep the content relevant and engaging. I would recommend Brendan to anyone looking to undertake any LIBF Mortgage Advice Qualifications.

Emma Lower
CEO at Lendology CIC

Excellently Structured Training Programme

I studied for all my CeMAP qualifications through Brendan’s tutoring course. I passed all my exams first time with majority distinctions. I have no doubt this was due to his excellently structured training programme, which broke down the jargon and made the whole thing engaging and enjoyable.

Mark Dickson
Principal at Dickson Financial

Recognised CeMAP® Learning Support Provider

Recognition Statement
This learning support is recognised by The London Institute of Banking & Finance as being an appropriate additional resource for students undertaking its CeMap qualifications

Choosing a CeMAP® Training Company

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?
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