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By Ashley Wassall | Published Aug 13, 2012

Reader offer: FSP launches online skills portal for advisers

To celebrate the launch of a new online portal aimed at small financial services businesses, the Financial Skills Partnership has partnered with FTAdviser to offer readers a reduced rate membership, giving unlimited access to the website and the toolkits it will house.

The Financial Skills Partnership, previously the Financial Skills Sector Council, is the Sector Skills Council for finance, accountancy and financial services.

Its new portal, available here, provides access to a variety of online skills-related how-to guides and toolkits produced independently by FSP on topics including:

• training and competence, including ability for firms to to build their own training and competence programme;

• making use of competency standards for existing and potential new recruits;

• providing work experience; and

• taking on apprentices.

Members will also have access to research and other skills resources developed by the FSP that is not available in the public domain. New content will be added to the site on an ongoing basis.

FSP says the over-riding principle behind the membership proposition is for it to act as an “enabler”, providing practical information and guidance on regulatory and non-regulatory topics related to skills, as well as specific tools to allow firms grow their business within a constantly changing industry landscape.

To use the website and access this content, advisers would need to become members of FSP, for which there is a £350 a year charge. However, FTAdviser readers will be able to purchase a year’s membership for the reduced rate of £295.

To use this discount, advisers should click here and follow the on-screen instructions to sign up.

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