Advisers and other students worried about sitting their assessments before the end of August have been offered free digital study texts and revision aid updates by the Chartered Insurance Institute.
As Covid-19 has seen assessment centres shut down, with revision courses put online and some exams postponed, personal finance students have cited difficulties in accessing the material they need to continue with their studies.
Last week, students told FTAdviser they had faced difficulty in maintaining learning momentum as the Covid-19 lockdown continued.
To help combat this, the CII has offered free digital study texts and revision aid updates.
Moreover, if a student is unable to take their assessment before the expiry of their 2019 to 2020 study text, the CII will add a 2020 to 2021 digital study text, together with any revision aids purchased, to their RevisionMate account along with an assessment extension.
This guarantee also extends to study texts and revision aids for those enrolling between now and the current expiry date.
Gill White, learning and assessment director at the CII, said: “The CII takes seriously our role supporting you, your business and the members of the public you serve.
“We want to reduce the worries of our members and make it as easy as possible for them to continue with their professional studies while they follow government guidance to slow the spread of the coronavirus."
She said offering a free renewal would hopefully alleviate "at least one concern" students may have in these unprecedented times.
Ms White added: "This should help them continue to develop the knowledge needed to serve the public as well as advance their professional careers.”
After the UK government’s announcement for everyone to stop non-essential contact and unnecessary travel, the Chartered Insurance Institute postponed written examination sittings that were due to take place in April until October.
Financial Adviser has provided a short feature to help advisers and students continue to study despite the restrictions put in place.