CeMAP® Module 1 – Online

CeMAP® Overview

If you’re looking to become a Mortgage Advisor in the UK, you will need to first pass a professional qualification, such as the ‘Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice’, or CeMAP® for short. This certification is the benchmark qualification for Mortgage Advisors and is held by 80% of Mortgage Advisors in the UK.   

As UK mortgages are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), candidates looking to provide professional mortgage advice as a Mortgage Advisor are required to attain the relevant qualification, before legally being able to do so. 

This CeMAP® certification is an RQF level 3 qualification, which has been accredited by Ofqual and awarded by the London Institute of Banking & Finance.

You can now take your exams from home. See below for more details.  

This course is eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card. Details on how to receive this card will be sent out after enrolment.

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  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Interest Free Payments
  • UK's leading provider of CeMAP® Training
  • Average 93% pass success
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
  • UK Best Price Guarantee
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  • Interest Free Payments
  • UK's leading provider of CeMAP® Training
  • Average 93% pass success
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
  • UK Best Price Guarantee
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What is the CeMAP Module 1 course?

Our CeMAP® course for Module 1 will provide you with the fundamental knowledge to embark on a career as a Mortgage Advisor, Protection Advisor or to work in the public or private Banking sectors. You will be introduced to the Financial Services Environment, UK Financial Services and UK Financial Regulations. 

This is an online course, meaning you can learn CeMAP® from the comfort of your own home, 24/7, when and where it suits you best. Our course materials were designed with you in mind, and we have developed an engaging and interesting course, helping you to learn through interactive lessons, end of section quizzes and video tutorials. 

We will also provide you with unlimited access to our Tutor Support, where you can speak with one of our experienced course mentors, should you find any topics particularly difficult to understand.

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Is a CeMAP® training course right for me?

Earning your CeMAP® qualification and being registered with a “licence to practice”, is mandatory for anyone looking to gain a career as a Mortgage Advisor, however there are no official prerequisites to enrol onto this CeMAP® course. 

How long does it take to get a CeMAP® qualification? 

If you’re looking to become a fully qualified Mortgage Advisor via a CeMAP® qualification, the question ‘how long does it take to get a CeMAP® qualification?’ has likely crossed your mind. 

CeMAP® Module 1 has approximately 70 hours of learning materials, and most of our students comfortably finish in under 6 months. As completion time varies by individual circumstances, access to our eLearning course is for 6 months, which can be extended if required for an additional fee.     

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Why study a CeMAP® qualification with e-Careers? 

e-Careers is the UK’s leading provider of CeMAP® training, and we have an average 93% pass success. We also have the UK’s best price for CeMAP® courses and offer interest-free payment options. Our course materials are easy to follow, and our accredited trainers have over 19 years’ experience. As this is an online qualification, you will be able to study anywhere, anytime that suits you. We also provide you with mock exams to help you prepare for your exam. 

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You will also benefit from:   

Updated Syllabus – We keep all materials up to date to reflect the most recent financial regulations. You’ll study the latest syllabus, so you’ll be prepared to work in this industry equipped with all the knowledge and skills to hit the ground running.   

Flexibility – Work for a Bank, Mortgage Advice organisation, or start your own business and become your own boss as a freelance Mortgage Advisor. Whatever you choose, this CeMAP® course will help you achieve your aspirations.   

Work at your own pace – As this CeMAP® course is delivered online, you have the freedom to study anywhere and anytime that suits you best, allowing you to work towards a career as a Mortgage Advisor at your own pace. 

Job satisfaction – Helping others to work towards buying a new home will provide you with a real sense of job satisfaction and pride, while gaining essential experience in this exciting industry.  

Unlimited Tutor Support – Throughout your time studying with us, our tutors (with over 19 years’ experience), are available to answer any questions you may have, via your learning portal. They will also hold regular webinars, as an additional support for you, covering all aspects of the course modules in more detail. 

Check out our useful CeMAP® exam and revision tips.

Where could this qualification take me next? 

Before starting to apply for jobs as a Mortgage Advisor or start your own business in this sector, you will need to complete all 3 CeMAP® modules, including the CeMAP® Module 2 & 3 qualification

Once you have completed the full qualification and necessary exams, you can apply for jobs as a Mortgage Advisor/ Broker, Protection Advisor, as well as job roles within the public and private Banking sectors. 

Typical Salaries 

While salaries as a Mortgage Advisor average £30k* per annum, earnings could easily exceed £50k per annum with a generous commission. Also, with experience, you can start taking on more senior managerial roles, which will increase your earning potential. 

Other job roles include: 

  •    Private Banking Assistant – £33k
  •    Relationship Support Assistant – £33k
  •    Protection Advisor – £50k
  •    Business Owner – Mortgage Advisor – £30-£55k+ 

(*Source: Indeed) 

Job Opportunities 

The property market is experiencing a large shortfall of Mortgage Advisors, which has created a huge demand. Now is the right time to consider a new career in this sector. 

Essential Skills 

  •    Be an excellent communicator
  •    Explain complex information to clients 
  •    Have confidence in your abilities
  •    Always deliver excellent customer service
  •    Drive and ambition to reach sales targets
  •    IT skills and good time-management skills

CeMAP® Syllabus & Exams

The CeMAP® Module 1 training comprising 2 units: 

  •    Introduction to Financial Services Environment and Products
  •    UK Financial Services and Regulation 

You will be tested on your knowledge of the course material via a 2-hour multiple-choice exam, which can be taken at over 150 locations throughout the UK, via a Pearson Vue Test Centre. LIBF have been working alongside their testing partner, Pearson Vue, to provide students with an option to sit their exams remotely. Delegates can now sit their exams from the comfort and safety of their own homes, while maintaining exam conditions, and be monitored by an invigilator. All CeMAP modules and eligible for Remote Invigilation. 

Once you have completed your CeMAP® Module 1 qualification, you can start training for your CeMAP® Module 2 & 3 qualification, which will enable you to earn your Level 3 Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice, and legally start working in this sector.    

CeMAP® Syllabus 

  •    Explore the structure and purpose of the UK financial services industry, and why financial regulation is such an important area to understand as a professional mortgage Advisor
  •    Understand the Data Protection Act 1998, the FCA regulation and its conduct of business rule, so that when you work as a mortgage Advisor, you can do so with confidence and a thorough understanding
  •    Learn more about legal concepts, how they apply to the advice you will give, and how legislation and regulation work together within the finance services
  •    Show an understanding of UK taxation and social security systems
  •    Learn how to correctly deal with compensation claims and complaints, just in case any issues should arise within your future business
  •    Understand how the volatility of interest rates can affect a mortgage customer, including how the fluctuation of interest rates can impact on affordability and acceptance for mortgages 

CeMAP® Exams 

Due to the Covid19 Coronavirus pandemic, Pearson Vue Centres are undergoing changes to their examination schedules. To find out more about the current situation, please visit the dedicated Pearson Vue Coronavirus update page. 

The exam for CeMAP® Module 1 covers the course materials learned throughout the module 1 course, focusing on UK Financial Regulation (UKFR), including: 

  •    Unit 1 – Introduction to Financial Services Environment and Products
  •    Unit 2 – UK Financial Services and Regulation 

The exam will comprise of a 2-hour objective exam, with 100 multiple-choice questions. 

There is an exam fee of £185 and you can apply to take your exam anytime throughout the year. The cost of a re-sit exam is £150. 

Exams will be taken at any Pearson VUE test centres (over 150 nationwide) and exams are registered with Ofqual, in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

If you require some study and exam helps, check out our CeMAP® Exam tips blog.


What skills are needed to enrol onto this course? 

You won’t need any prior skills in this subject area to start this course, however, we recommend an intermediate ability to read and write in English, as well as basic maths skills, as you will be working with numbers. 

Do I have to sit an exam? 

You will be required to sit the CeMAP® exam, which everyone in the UK must take, and there is one exam for CeMAP® module 1. This will be a multiple-choice style exam, which costs £185. Re-sits are priced at £150. 

We’re proud to note that those who have completed the full CeMAP® course with e-Careers, have received an average pass of 93%. 

What is included in the cost of my course? 

We provide all the specially written eLearning course materials you require to study this course at home. We will also include unlimited Tutor Support for 6 months, at no extra cost. 

What if I need more time to finish my course? 

Most students comfortably finish this course within the given 6-month period, however, if you require more time for any reason, you can extend your course access for an additional fee. 

Are there any additional costs? 

The only additional cost you will have is for your official CeMAP® exam. As noted above, this will be £185 per module, with re-sits priced at £150. 

Tell me about my Unlimited Tutor Support? 

All our personal tutors are highly experienced in their subject areas and fully qualified. You will have access to your tutor via our learning portal, and they will be on hand throughout your journey with us. Your tutor will also run regular webinars, covering topics within the modules in more detail. 

If you find any specific topics difficult to understand, you can arrange to speak with your Tutor as often as you need, and this is fully included in the cost of your enrolment. 

Is there a required reading list? 

No, all study materials are supplied within your learning pack. 


What is the TOTUM PRO Card? 

The TOTUM PRO card is the replacement of the old NUS card, which offers discounts in a wide range of shops and websites, saving you money off food, holidays and flights, clothes, make-up, gym memberships and much more. TOTUM PRO card is aimed at professional learners, giving you access to exclusive discounts. 

Where can you use your TOTUM PRO Card? 

The TOTUM PRO card offers a range of discounts on a wide range of shops and websites. The list below provides a sample of the places you can receive discounts from. View the latest TOTUM PRO offers

How to get your card 

To receive your TOTUM PRO card all you need to do is enrol and pay for an eligible course and we’ll send you an email confirmation, acknowledging your eligibility for the TOTUM PRO Card. After your 14-day cooling-off period has passed, we’ll send you an email confirming that your TOTUM PRO card access is now live, and you’ll be able to use the TOTUM PRO card widget in your ‘My Account’ section on our website, to order your card. 

Is there a cost? 

TOTUM PRO is available for a limited time only for just £14.99 for one year (usually £19.99), £24.99 for two years (usually £34.99), or £34.99 for three years (usually £44.99). This offer will run until 30th June 2020.

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