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Unit 1 – Introduction

CeMAP Qualification

CeMAP is the industry benchmark qualification for becoming an authorised mortgage adviser.  The CeMAP qualification has three modules which will provide you with extensive knowledge of UK regulated mortgage policies and practices.


CeMAP consists of seven compulsory units contained within three modules.

This section covers:

Unit 1 – Introduction to Financial Services Environment and Products.

The first unit will cover the basics of financial services and products. This unit is fundamental as it is the foundation of the qualification.


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Tax Tables

The current exam specification tax tables can be downloaded by clicking the button below. It can be useful to have the tax table open on your device or printed out while studying the course. Please note that the lessons will show the relevant tax information and having a print out is optional.

Course Content

Topic 1 - Introduction to the Financial Services Industry
Topic 2 - Economic Policy and Financial Regulation
Topic 3 - UK Taxation 1
Topic 4 - UK Taxation 2
Topic 5 - State Benefits and HMRC Tax Credits
Topic 6 - Direct Investments - Cash & Fixed-Interest Securities
Topic 7 - Other Direct Investments
Topic 8 - Collective Investments
Topic 9 - Tax Wrappers
Topic 10 - Pension Products
Topic 11 - Life Assurances
Topic 12 - Health and General Insurance
Topic 13 - Secured and Unsecured Lending
Topic 14 - Understanding and Satisfying Customer Needs
Topic 15 - Main Advice Areas
Topic 16 - Key Legal Concepts
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