It might surprise a lot of new candidates to learn that the answer is no, there is no set order in which you have to complete the units. So, what does a new candidates do from there? How do you determine which order to sit the exams? Much depends on the candidate’s previous background, the base knowledge that they have to begin with, and the study route they wish to take.
Studying for the CII Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning really is a personal journey. As the Diploma is very often studied alongside employment, and sometimes as a second career, students come from a diverse and vast range of backgrounds. Sitting the exams in numerical order may work well for one candidate, and not so well for another.
Luiza Todd, BTS Director, recently talked to Professional Paraplanner magazine about the perennial question of which order to sit the exams in. Read her full article here.
It helps to know a little bit about what each exam entails.
Check out the information on our What are the R0 Exams pages to find out more about each exam and read the real-life candidate journeys from some of BTS’ past students.
If you would like to discuss your study options with someone, the BTS support team are on hand to talk through your options. We talk to candidates every day to help them make decisions on their route through the R0 exams. We can help you put together a personal study plan, with a range of different study options to suit different timescales and learner styles. Get in touch to start your journey.