Absolutely Training has been set up by four former executives of BPP Hyperion, the market leader in training for the exams.
From April the company will offer courses in the SFA (Securities and Futures Authorities),
IAQ, (Investment Advice Qualification) and FPC (Financial Planning Certificate) exams. Courses in the IAC (Investment Advice Certificate), CeMap (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) and CFA exams will follow later this year.
When training provider BPP merged with its rival Hyperion at the end of 1999, the exam training market looked in danger of suffering from very limited choice. Apart from the Financial Training company, there were few bulk training providers.
But since then the climate has changed dramatically. With the FSA anticipating more exams and more candidates, training providers such as BG Training have been quick to see an opportunity and jump in. Absolutely Training is different in that it plans to operate wholly online.