If you are considering buying old CeMAP mock exam papers on eBay, beware! This could be a severe waste of your money!
You should be aware that the Institute of Financial Services (ifs) often changes the Certificate of Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) course content on a yearly basis and sometimes twice a year. Changes have recently been made from 1st September 2006 and as a consequence anyone buying old CeMAP mock exam papers can be wasting their money, as they are most probably out of date.
Registration of the CeMAP exams currently cost £130 per Module and for people considering home-study; purchases of mock exam papers can be made directly from the ifs. For individuals considering becoming mortgage advisers in record time, they should consider attending a five-day cemap training course. CeMAP training courses can be the ideal solution for the budding mortgage advisers.
The best cemap training courses are five days long and are based on groups of around 10 people for ease of control and ability to interact with the tutor. The courses are extremely focused, intensive and prepare delegates for the CeMAP 1,2,3 exams. The courses fast track candidates in five-days per intensive course, in hotels throughout many regions of the UK, including London, Coventry, Sheffield, Manchester and the North West, ensuring that one of the CeMAP courses will be near to you.
The trainers successfully help individuals to pass their mortgage advice qualifications in literally days of intensive, fast track cemap training. Having said that, it can be easy for the gifted people who are just natural at passing academic exams.
I recently spent a week with a group of 10 delegates on a combined CEMAP 2 & 3 training course and the range of abilities on the course was extremely diverse. The challenge for the cemap trainer was to get them all to the same standard by the end of the week and prepare them for their exams, the following week. Nine out of the ten of the delegates successfully passed their relevant exams.
The challenges of the CeMAP exams are that you need to learn the course content and pass the exams at 70% but that is not all. Many people coming into the mortgage industry have not sat exams for years and in some cases not since they left school. The best CeMAP training courses are five days long and are constructed for individuals who are new to the mortgage industry and as a consequence they teach the course content and mock examine you on a daily basis.
The advantage to this system is obvious, not only are you learning the course content but the exam techniques as well. With strengths and weaknesses identified on a daily basis, it is easy to identify the areas that require extra tuition during the week. This proven system helps hundreds of candidates get through their Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMAP) exams per month.
Do take care, as the route to becoming a mortgage adviser could be fraught with dangers for the unprepared and under researched person, as the journey could be a long and arduous one. Care should be taken when choosing the company for the initial CeMAP training as many organisations are strictly in the business of offering either a two-day revision course or a self-study CeMAP examination course that in our opinion is not enough.
Furthermore, there are unscrupulous organisations that may try to lure individuals into offering cheap CeMAP training courses and then taking £5,000, £6,000 or even £9,000 off them in an attempt to recruit them into their mortgage business as mortgage advisers and not give them anything in return.