CII - Certificate in Mortgage Advice (Modules R01 & CF6)

Course Information

  • Course Code: EC380
  • Duration: 10 weeks x 3 hours
  • Validated by: CII
  • Study mode: Part Time
  • Price: £650

The level 3 Certificate in Mortgage Advice meets the FCA’s qualification requirements for mortgage advisers. It develops an understanding of the sector and the mortgage process, enabling advisers to meet individual client needs.


Who’s it for?

  • Those seeking to give mortgage advice 
  • Anyone currently working in a non-advisory role in the mortgage market such as technical consultants or those in support roles looking to progress


About the Trainer:  Angelo Kornecki APFS, Chartered Financial Planner. P.G.C.E.:

Angelo Kornecki

Angelo Kornecki APFS, Chartered Financial Planner. P.G.C.E.:

Angelo is a passionate advocate for higher level education within the Financial Services Profession and has extensive experience within the Financial Services Industry, having worked in Retail Banking and Financial Planning for a large global bank, as an Independent Financial Adviser with clients throughout the North West and is currently the Founder and Director of AKORN Financial Advice Ltd, a fast growing, forward thinking Financial Advice firm based in Blackburn.  

Angelo holds the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning from the CII and holds Chartered Financial Planner status, one of the industry’s highest accreditations, proving and supporting the highest levels of technical knowledge and professional ethics. In addition to being a practising Financial Adviser, Angelo is the Technical Director at Redmill Advance, a professional development and learning business providing technical writing and education for their students globally. He is also a lecturer on the FdA Accounting with Financial Services and BA (Top up) Accounting with Financial Services degree courses at the University Centre at Blackburn College, heading up and delivering the Financial Services Pathway on both courses. He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (P.G.C.E) from the University Of Central Lancashire (UCLAN).



Daniel Armitage DipPFS, Financial Planner

Daniel has a passion to help others fulfil their very best potential within the Financial Services Industry. Working within a range of financial services firms since he was 19, he has a keen experienced eye for detail and helping clients with their hopes, dreams and aspirations. He started his career at a  well-known high street retail bank and worked his way to financial planning manager. Since then, Daniel has held roles such as Head of Learning, development and competence and Head of Financial Planning in various IFA firms including working with Redmill Advance, a professional development and learning provider as Technical specialist and trainer delivering study support for global firms and their academy programs.  

As a diploma qualified financial planning professional, Daniel is working towards chartered status. He is set apart from other financial advisers as he is also a master NLP practitioner which he uses to support staff, delegates and clients. He holds himself to the highest of professional standards and ethics as he says “putting the client at the heart of everything we do is a must, as high quality financial advice is the lifeblood of our industry”.


What will I study?

The Certificate comprises two core units, R01 - Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics Module and CF6 – Mortgage Advice.  There is no prescribed order in which units must be taken, but it is strongly recommended that you sit the R01 – Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics Module first as this provides the foundation knowledge upon which the CF6 is built.


By the end of the course, candidates should be able to understand the:

  • house-buying process, from making an offer to completion and the key parties involved
  • different types of borrowers and how to meet their individual mortgage needs
  • different types of mortgage product and repayment options and their suitability for the
  • client
  • legislative and regulatory position of mortgages and the requirements of a mortgage adviser


Course Reading (Outside of the classroom):

Students are expected to undertake at least 3 – 5 hours of reading per week and make use of RevisionMate and CII Resources on top of class attendance.  Your tutor will direct as to required reading topics.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions at the next session.  Preparation for each session is essential.


PLEASE NOTE:  The College are providing a total of 2 days guided learning/support hours per unit with the remaining CII recommended learning hours to come from the students own self-study online on our portal.      The total CII recommended study hours (which will obviously vary based on experience and ability) are as follows:

  • R01 – 60 hours
  • CF6 – 100 Hours


What's included:

The cost of the full Certificate includes study text, access to the CII’s RevisionMate, exam guide and exam entry for each module (first sitting).  Please note that examinations are taken at a test centre external to Blackburn College.  


Should you already hold the R01 part of this qualification, it is possible to take the CF6 part with ourselves at a cost of £325.00.  Contact us to book this module.




Entry Requirements

Student membership of the CII is mandatory.  This is free and can be done online with the CII.


Diploma units are assessed by multiple-choice question exam (MCQ) (R01 &  CF6).  For online MCQ exams, result notification is immediate on completion.  For paper-based MCQ exams, results are released five weeks’ following the exam sitting.  Written exam results are normally released 6-8 weeks following the exam sitting.



How will I be assessed?

R01 -      2 hour exam, 100 multiple choice questions

CF6 -      3 hour exam, 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs), 5 case studies, each comprising 5 MCQs

What can I do next?

Have you considered the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, level 4? - Full Diploma - R01 - R02 - R03 - R04 - R05 - R06



For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email