New Zealand Certificate Level 5: How long does it take?
If gaining the Level 5 New Zealand Certificate is on your to-do list, you’re likely wondering how long it will take and how much time you will need to put aside from the working week.
Read on for some handy information from the team at PIQ. And if there is one thing that you take away from this article, let it be this: it’s important not to wait to the last minute – no matter how quick and efficient you are.
You’re in the driver’s seat
How long it takes for you to complete Level 5, depends on your goal setting and achievements.
At Professional IQ, we know how challenging it can be to complete a qualification while also juggling a business. So we have designed our Level 5 learning programme with busy financial advisers in mind.
Everyone is different – and with our distance-learning options, you can complete your qualification in your own time, at a pace that works for you. Of course, the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll get there.
How can I get there faster?
There’s no easy answer to this question. First and foremost, you need a plan – to keep you on track. Then you need motivation to make it happen – from yourself, others or (why not?) both. And importantly, as a self-employed person, you need to make sure you have the capacity to focus on your training.
Learning can be hard work, but there are ways to make it more efficient for you and your business. Reach out to us if you’d like to discuss your needs and goals.
Before you start, talk to your FAP
If you’re looking to operate under a FAP (Financial Advice Provider), it’s a good idea to ask them about their expectations and certification standards.
They may require their financial advisers to complete certain strands and not others, and within a specific timeframe. So it’s important not to wait to the last minute – no matter how quick and efficient you are, completing your qualification will always require some time.
And if you’re quick enough…
At Professional IQ College, we are happy to reward all students who meet specific criteria with a $550 successful completion rebate. Click here to learn more - and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Remember: we’re in this together
Student outcomes are the centre of everything we do, and we provide ongoing support to help you achieve your goals in a timely fashion. Our Team at Professional IQ is here to help you every step of the way, so please always feel free to contact us if you have any questions – big or small.
Visit our website at professionaliq.co.nz
to learn more about our programmes.