The London Institute of Banking & Finance

CeMAP Certificate in Mortgage Advice (Module 1)

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 CeMAP. A 'Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice’, is the benchmark qualification for Mortgage Advisors, 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 have the relevant qualifications, before legally being able to do so.

This CeMAP training course, once you pass the exam, is an RQF level 3 qualification, which has been accredited by Ofqual and awarded by the London Institute of Banking & Finance. This course is eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card.

This training course is also available in a Virtual Classroom format.

Looking to earn your full CeMAP qualification? Study our CeMAP Modules 1,2 & 3 bundle

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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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  • 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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What is the CeMAP Module 1 course?

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

As this is an online training course, you can learn CeMAP from the comfort of your own home, with 24/7 access. This allows you to study when and where it suits you best. Our course materials are engaging and interesting, helping you to learn through interactive lessons, end of section quizzes and video tutorials. 

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

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 work 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 their training 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. After this, students then need to pass the exam for Module 1, which is detailed in the Syllabus & Exams section below. 

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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.  

Weekly Webinar - Each week we run a 1-2 hour webinar, covering different topics that will help you with your studies. The fourth week is always a summary webinar of the previous three webinars.    

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 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 course 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 Modules 2 & 3 course

Once you have completed the full courses 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

The CeMAP Module 1 training comprising 2 units: 

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

Your knowledge of the course materials will be tested with a 2-hour multiple-choice exam. These exams can be taken at over 150 locations throughout the UK, via a Pearson Vue Test Centre. The London Institute of Banking & Finance has 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 course, which will enable you to earn your Level 3 Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice, and legally start working in this sector.     

  • 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, 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 50 multiple-choice questions for each unit. 

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 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? 

The TOTUM PRO promotion has been extended. You can now buy a two-year membership card and you will receive an extra year for free. This means that you can buy a TOTUM PRO 3-year membership for just £24.99 (which is a saving of £10). This promotion will run until the end of March 2021.

Alternatively, you can purchase membership for one year for just £14.99 (usually £19.99), or for two years which is £24.99 (usually £34.99).

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