Advice skills is an area that can be overlooked. You pass the exams and before you know it, you’re out in the real world, dealing with real clients, which can be a daunting concept to that of a case study!
There are many reasons why BTS launched the Advice Skills support but ultimately, it’s because we recognise that exams are just one element of your overall toolkit and we want to continue to support your careers, beyond that of the exams.
What does it mean to be competent within an advice role?
Who actually decides what good looks like anyway?
These are both questions that the Advice Skills e-Learning module look at to begin with. It’s important that you have something quantifiable, something to measure yourself against in order to see progress in the way you interact with a client.
For anyone that has used our digital materials before, you’ll feel a sense of familiarity. The Advice Skills module has been designed in a similar way, by breaking down the advice process into manageable chunks, allow an in depth exploration.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to pause for thought, which is enabled by our research, a little science and BTS’ input which is of course backed up by the many years experience that we have within the industry.
You’ll also be able to put the reading and thought processes into action, via the interactive nature of our e-Learning. Many of us feel somewhat daunted with the idea of working on our softer skills, something that we hope will be able to relieve a little, thanks to our e-Learning. In fact – we’d even go so far to say that we think you’ll enjoy it!
Who is the Advice Skills e-Learning module created for?
The content of the module is best described as the core elements that you’d want to make sure that you get right for customers.
For people who are new to the advice role, we’ve created a stage-by-stage overview of some of the key skills that will help you meet the regulator’s and your customer’s reasonable expectations.
For experienced advisers it may act as a reminder of skills that you may not have thought about for some time.
What’s the format of the e-Learning?
The BTS Advice skills e-Learning module is designed to be used as an online learning experience. It consists of:
Below, you will find a range of recent articles providing insights, help and advice for this unit, we hope you find these useful. Remember if you have any questions on your journey feel free to get in touch with the BTS support team.