Stepping Stones™ Modules


Whether you are a new, returning to the industry or experienced advisor you will be required to take certain modules of our stepping stones programme.

Fit and Proper Test - Head Office

Full Fit & Proper Testing

  • Application Form
  • Credit & Reference Checks
  • Criminal Record Check (CRB)
  • Competency sign off (Permission to Trade)

Protection Advisor - Module leader - Daniel Hobbs

3 days Stepping Stones course

  • Monday - Product & Compliance Training - Life-CIC-PHI-GI - Sales & Process, ICOB's
  • Tuesday - New Leaf Lifecycle Training, Compliance Software, Research Tools & Role Plays
  • Friday - End to End Technical Competency Assessment
  • In Field - Client Meeting Live Assessment

Mortgage Advisor - Module leader - Chris Nairn

3 days Stepping Stones course

  • Wednesday - Product & Compliance Training, Fraud, Due Diligence, Systems & Controls
  • Thursday - New Leaf Lifecycle Training, Research Tools & Role Plays, Overview of Tuesday
  • Friday - End to End Technical Competency Assessment
  • In Field - Client Meeting Live Assessment

Wills and LPA Advisor - Module leader - Sam Wallis and John Band

3 day course in-house

  • Monday - Technical Training
  • Tuesday - Drafting Wills
  • Wednesday - LPA Training

IFA - Module leader - Mark Hobbs

3 days stepping stones course

  • Transition from mortgage/protection advisor to IFA or experienced IFA's. Training in relation to the Centralised Investment programme - First meeting process - research - presentation meeting - funds - platform - DFM's - strategies to be employed with clients - outlier cases - specialist cases - boutique and bespoke para-planning. Technical training on products and taxation.
  • This is followed by approximately 32 hours in-field training with 8 supervised meetings as a minimum.
  • Coaching all the way through to CAS.

The stepping stones courses that you apply for will be based upon experience and background.

The rookie will probably commence with Wills and LPA stepping stones course. We will invite you to either a meeting with the Managing Director, or to attend our monthly Open Day.

There are stepping stones courses for business protection and equity release and commercial mortgage business in addition to these above. The programme is life - long and on-going and bespoke to you as the advisor.


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