The second year module, which is a popular option for students of Business Studies with Financial Services and Accountancy programmes, is based on the FPC1 module and covers regulation, tax, products and services. In support of this module, FAS has sponsored one individual award, offering the best student £100 and one group award, rewarding the best group assignment with £200.
FAS will monitor the students’ progression along the module and also provide lectures on various aspects of personal financial planning in order to give the students deeper insight into the importance and relevance of savings and investments in both business and personal life.
Lisa Winnard, director of the Financial Adviser School, said:
Personal Financial Planning is a very important module for those wishing to enter financial services and so supporting these students was a natural decision for The Financial Adviser School.
We have a designated trainer who will deliver lectures throughout the module and also be on hand to provide students with further information about a career as a financial adviser. We look forward to developing our relationship with the University of Huddersfield as the module progresses and to rewarding those who stand-out in their class.
Kirsten Jones, senior lecturer in the Department of Accountancy at the University of Huddersfield, added:
The Personal Financial Planning module is based on the Financial Services exam FPC1 and so is vital for our students considering a future in this industry. The support of The Financial Adviser School not only provides the class with extra incentives, but also enables them to see how these skills can be attributed to a career.