Mortgage network Primis and mortgage club TMA Club have committed to offering Cemap courses in a bid to attract more fresh faces to the advice profession.
With the help of the London Institute of Banking and Finance, both firms will deliver four sets of virtual courses each quarter, with candidates able to take exams at home or at a local test centre.
The first round launches this month, and will include Cemap 1, 2 and 3 courses. Each group can accept up to 15 candidates.
The networks are targeting recent graduates and professionals in other careers looking to transition into the advice sector.
Those who take the course can be people either looking to join an existing advice firm or planning to build their own firm.
Cemap 1 will take four days to complete, while Cemap 2 and 3 combined take a further eight to 10 weeks to finish. Each module culminates into a two-hour exam consisting of multiple-choice questions.
Both Primis and TMA Club are part of LSL Property Services, and have grown the firm’s adviser membership to more than 3,000.
“Helping to develop the advisers of the future and giving individuals their first steps into working within this fantastic industry makes us very proud,” said Dave Woodbridge, Primis’ regional sales director.
“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for Primis and TMA to work closely with the LIBF to provide additional support in achieving the Cemap qualification.”
John Somerville, LIBF’s financial services head, called organisations like Primis “forward-thinking” in their approach to talent acquisition.
He said: “It has been a pleasure to work with such a forward-thinking organisation like Primis who are keen to bring bright new talent into the mortgage industry.
“We are proud to work with them as one of our partners for Cemap training, and firmly believe this is a fantastic opportunity for all new mortgage advisers who wish to join the Primis network.”