Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice - Paper 1

CeMAP 1 Study Guide

Futuretrend's CeMAP 1 Programme Details

CeMAP 1 is regarded as the toughest of all three modules and as such special attention needs to be given to it.
We pride ourselves on delivering a comprehensive programme which has been written and fine-tuned by our experienced CeMAP tutors since 2006.
Our CeMAP 1 training course provides in-depth training across the whole syllabus, focussing on the learning outcomes necessary to achieve examination success. We aim to provide candidates with knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry and the environment in which it operates.

You can either take our instructor-led 5 day Fast Track option (which requires very focussed study) or you can do it for 5 days over 3 weekends (quite handy if you can't get time off work to train during the week).

CeMAP 1 Revision Notes

All tuition is provided by FCA registered financial services practitioners. As such we can bring the otherwise dull and boring study material to life
through real world examples, case studies, practice examinations and presentations. This helps you stay engaged and helps you retain more. By the time you finish the training you will have undertaken a minimum of eight practice examinations with comprehensive feedback from your tutor. You will also have access to our virtual learning zone where you can take interactive tests at your own time and pace.

Our Training Material

  • Study guide/Classroom slides & Workbook.
  • UK Financial Regulations Easily Understood Book.
  • Additional Materials/study aids supplied.
  • Mock exams, past question papers.
  • Access to our Virtual Learning Zone

Our course material is the most comprehensive you will find amongst CeMAP training companies. While on the course amongst other resources you will receive the UK Financial Regulations Made Easy Book written by our most experienced CeMAP trainers. This book covers the most important aspects of the CeMAP/CeFA 1 syllabus and is designed specifically to maximise your chances of success in the examination.

It is a comprehensive summary of the syllabus which highlights all the main points and is presented in a simple, step-by-step, bullet-pointed format. Many students get lost and confused with the huge manual sent out by the IFS. This breaks it all down into bite-size, easy to understand chunks and most importantly, in an orderly fashion.

UK Financial Regulations: Made Easy not only complements the main text book but also gives you an excellent understanding of the UK financial services environment.

"Thank you for you help, the book is brilliant, very clear and to the point! " - Ravinder Johel

Pass with our cast iron guarantee!
We believe in the quality of our training to the extent that if you fail in an examination after attending one of our courses, we will provide you with continuous training and support at no further cost for up to 1 year.

Course Overview

UK Financial Regulation (Module 1)
UK Financial Regulation is a broad-based module that focuses upon the purpose and structure of the UK financial services structure. The module is split into two units, focusing on the financial services environment and regulation of the environment respectively.
Assessment Units
Unit 1 – Introduction to Financial Services & Products.
Unit 2 – UK Financial Services and Regulation.
The exam is delivered electronically at pearson vue test centres.


  • UK financial services industry structure
  • Financial asset classes
  • Financial services products
  • Financial advice and regular reviews
  • Legal concepts
  • UK taxation and social security systems
  • Inflation, interest rate volatility
  • Non tax laws
  • FCA regulation
  • FCA's conduct of business rules
  • Anti-money laundering rules
  • Complaints and compensation
  • Data Protection Act 1998

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Full Time CeMAP/CeFA1 Training schedule is as follows:

  • Monday - Friday
  • The training starts at 10am and ends at 4.30pm

Part time CeMAP/CeFA 1 Training schedule is as follows:

  • Our weekend CeMAP 1 course takes place over 5 days ( typically 3 Saturdays and 2 Sundays)
  • The training starts from 10.00am - 4.30pm

CeMAP 1 is assessed by a two-hour, 100 question, multiple choice examination. These are delivered electronically with results given immediately. Note: Module 1 is CeMAP and CeFA 1.


Pass             70%
Merit              80%
Distinction   90%

Students must achieve a minimum of 70% in each unit. If students don't gain 70% in any unit/s within a module they will have to re-sit.

After you pass
Upon successful completion of this qualification you can use the letters “CeMAP” after your name.

Entry Qualifications
Participation in the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice programme does not have a requirement for any previous qualifications and is not subject to age restrictions. However in most cases to get employment people should be over 16 years of age.

The course stands alone or as part of a ten day program covering the whole CeMAP qualification. For details of the full CeMAP qualification please visit our main CeMAP web site at www.cemap123.co.uk

See our offers page for any special offers or contact us on 020 8443 2888 or 0845 686 2888.

Please note: You will need to register for the above examination through the the ifs School of Finance at a cost of £164 each. This fee includes your study material and one attempt at the exam.

Where we are
We are based in Enfield Town, North london.
Our training centre is located minutes away from the Great Cambridge Road [A10 Junction 25] at the Southbury Road junction with excellent access to Central London by road as well as the M25 [Junction 25 is literally 6 minutes away). As such, we have had CeMAP students travelling from areas such as Wembley, Harrow, Uxbridge, Ealing,Southall, Essex, Ilford, Romford,Dagenham, Greenwich, Woolwich, who can connect easily via the North Circular. Other CeMAP students travelling via M25 and M1 from areas such as Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes, St Albans, Watford, Stevenage, Ware, Hoddesdon, Harlow, Broxbourne, Bishops Stortford, Surrey, Kent

With regards to access via public transport there is very easy access via Liverpool Street Station to Enfield Town Station - we are approximately 5 minutes away by foot ! Dedicated CeMAP students are prepared to come from all over London and we regularly have people coming from as far as Kent, Thamesmead, Bromley, Bexley Heath,Croydon, South Norwood, Streatham, Tooting, Balham, Mitcham,Wimbledon,Croydon, Surrey, Esher, Kingston, Twickenham, Egham, Epsom and Ewell . You should see the travel time as an opportunity to get in a good dose of reading through the vast material.

If, however, you cannot make it to our instructor-led courses you may want to consider our CeMAP Home Study/Distance learning option

For those travelling from even further afield you can see details of accommodation available in the locval area on on Futuretrend's main website:http://www.futuretrend.co.uk/accomodation.html

Dates for the next CeMAP 1 course