Prudential launches online gap-fill tool

Prudential has today launched an online professional development centre for advisers offering free continued professional development-accredited modules to complete gap-fill requirements ahead of the Retail Distribution Review.

Delivered by in-house business development professionals, the modules are accredited by the Institute of Financial Planning and cover a range of topics.

The first batch of modules will cover investment principles and retirement planning. Further modules on indirect individual savings and taxation and trust will become available in the future, with modules on more topics to be released at regular intervals.

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Modules will include a test which advisers must pass to gain CPD time.

The centre’s content also includes a ‘planning’ tool with practical examples and case studies that advisers can apply to their clients’ needs.

Rob Hickson, intermediary sales director at Prudential, says: “The need for advisers to continue their professional development on a regular basis alongside their day-to-day workload can be very time consuming.

“Our professional development centre will give them easy access to CPD-accredited modules, allowing them to complete their ongoing professional development in the comfort of their work, home or anywhere with access to the internet.

“By including material that goes beyond the minimum CPD criteria, we hope the added extras such as helpful case studies and practical examples give advisers useful scenarios to assist their clients’ financial planning aspirations.”