This independent recognition was achieved following a robust assessment process and demonstrates the quality learning support being delivered to our members.
The Institute of Financial Services kitemark provides an additional incentive for advisers to participate in SBG’s comprehensive events programme, which includes its seminars and virtual events, along with the Sesame and Bankhall annual conferences.
This additional Continuing Professional Development (CPD) recognition enables advisers to clearly see the credits / hours that can be achieved linked to the learning events they attend, which assists them in their ongoing CPD requirements.
Lisa Winnard, Sesame Bankhall Group’s HR Director said:
Gaining this formal CPD recognition from the Institute of Financial Services further demonstrates the quality and value of our learning support, which is again proving to be hugely successful with our members. Over 4,500 advisers have already attended our seminars this year and a further 2,250 advisers have watched our virtual events. That adds up to 22,500 of CPD hours that have already been clocked-up by our members, with many more events still to come.
Through our compelling combination of technical content and skills-based training - delivered online and face-to-face – our members benefit from a comprehensive and high quality learning support programme that will help them to continue to meet the professional and regulatory challenges ahead.
Sue Wiggins, CPD Manager at the Institute of Financial Services, said:
As the UK’s leading financial educational body, the Institute of Financial Services is committed to helping advisers with their Statement of Professional Standing (SPS) CPD obligations and supports any endeavour that will assist in this aim. SBG has demonstrated its commitment to providing its members with a comprehensive CPD programme that is easy to follow and aims to satisfy RDR CPD requirements. The Institute has formally recognised the SBG learning programme as meeting the FCA and Institute's standards for on-going CPD required by retail investment advisers. The programme provides technical content, practical application and caters for a variety of learning styles.