Focus Solutions, the leading provider of multi-channel distribution software to the global financial services industry, is pleased to announce it has received accreditation from The CII (Chartered Insurance Institute) for their RDR, gap fill courses within focus:progress, their training & competence platform.
focus:progress which already supports Level 4 qualifications, CPD recording and training and competence monitoring, has now added CII accredited gap fill courses to its list of features. The platform enables advisers to identify from their previous qualifications which gaps they need to address in order to meet the required standard and provides all the relevant tests and materials for each of those courses. In addition the new functionality means that those advisers who complete their gap fill using focus:progress will have this part of their Statement of Professional Standing (SPS) auto verified at the application stage.
Commenting on the accreditation, Mark Ehlinger, Head of Financial Services at Focus Solutions, said "We are delighted to receive this endorsement from the CII for our gap fill courses. We are increasingly seeing organisations who want to ensure that their advisers have completed all required gap fill and are fully compliant with the professional qualifications aspect of the RDR. focus:progress, through its newly accredited courses, is ideally positioned to support them with this."
Tamsin Mills, CII - Director of Accreditation Services, said: "We are very pleased to accredit Focus' gap fill courses within their training & competence platform, focus:progress. We found the navigation of focus:progress to be very easy, the gap-fill process straight forward and the learning materials articulate, technically accurate and relevant.