Air Later Life Academy training programme receives LIBF endorsement

Air Later Life Academy (LLA), the commercial and training organisation for later life advisers, has today announced its training programme has received endorsement from The London Institute of Banking & Finance.

Air LLA provides structured CPD and accredited training around a variety of core topics, ensuring adviser members have a solid foundation of later life knowledge in order to best advise their clients.

The London Institute of Banking & Finance is a professional awarding body for industry qualifications covering a range of subjects including regulated financial advice, in the UK and internationally.

As part of its ongoing commitment to raising the standards of education, knowledge and qualifications within the later life market, Air LLA has also announced it will be seeking full LIBF accreditation.

Its adviser training programme is currently accredited by the Financial Services National College.

Stuart Wilson, CEO of Air Group, commented: “This endorsement of the Air LLA learning and training programme by The London Institute of Banking & Finance is a real feather in the cap for the organisation, and should provide our adviser members with greater confidence in the training and learning options we offer. We will be working closely with the LIBF team and, as a result, can also announce we will be developing our provision with a view to seeking accreditation. This will not only allow us to further demonstrate the depth, range and quality of our overall Academy offering, but enable programme participants to count their achievements to their next qualifications. This is an exciting time for the Academy and we would urge any adviser who wants to take the later life sector seriously, to contact us in order to ensure they have the best foundations in order to provide the best advice.”

Mark Heaton, Director of Corporate and Professional Qualifications at The London Institute of Banking & Finance, said: “We are really pleased to be able to endorse the Air LLA learning and training programme, which has been established to support advisers in developing the skills and knowledge they need to help customers with planning for later life. The Academy’s programme is relevant, structured and well-managed, and combines formal learning with application in practice which is our preferred approach. Later life planning has become increasingly complex, and, with changing demographics, customer demand is surely set to grow. It’s essential for advisers to be able to access high-quality education programmes to ensure they can give the best possible advice and support when their customers need it.”