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Information for Existing Students – Launch of the STEP Diploma Framework

by Hayley Ngorand
Information for Existing Students – Launch of the STEP Diploma Framework

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On 6 July 2022, STEP introduced some improvements to the way it delivers its Diploma qualifications.

This change brings enhanced flexibility, enabling you to shape your Diploma to better meet your career needs. 

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This article provides information about how existing students who have previously enrolled on a STEP qualification are impacted by the change, how you can achieve the STEP Diploma qualification and meet the education requirements for Full Member/TEP status

 

Existing Students

Below is information for existing students who have previously enrolled on a STEP qualification, detailing how you can achieve the STEP Diploma qualification and meet the education requirements for Full Member/TEP status.

What has changed and how does this affect me?

 You can now build a STEP Diploma that works for you by choosing four Advanced Certificates (worth 30 Diploma-level credits each) from our extensive suite.

From the 6th of July 2022, the Advanced Certificates will be grouped in three sets:

  • Set 1: Private Wealth Administration and Governance

  • Set 2: Tax and Compliance

  • Set 3: Electives

New students must choose at least one from Set 1, at least one from Set 2, and two from any of the three sets. For details of the different courses available within each set please visit the courses page.

You can choose to continue with the Advanced Certificates you may have originally planned to take, or select different Advanced Certificates, provided you take at least one from each of Sets 1 and 2. 

If you are based in England or Wales and have enrolled on one of the courses that make up the STEP Diploma in Advising Vulnerable Clients, you can still complete the existing pathway though you must complete the Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients by the end of December 2024.

 

How long do I have to achieve TEP status?

For students that have previously enrolled on their first STEP Advanced Certificate and/or Diploma paper on or after 1st January 2015 and have not yet completed the Diploma or achieved TEP status, STEP will be providing an extension to the existing five-year completion rule allowing students an extension to seven years or until the end of 2023 (whichever is longer) to complete the programme.

Anyone enrolling for the first time on or after the 6th of July 2022, will be provided with the standard five years to complete the Diploma pathway.

 

Transfers

If you have enrolled on a forthcoming Advanced Certificate but have not yet attended any tuition/examination or accessed the course materials, you will be able to transfer to a different Advanced Certificate free of charge up until the 31st of July 2023. Please note if there is a difference in course fees between the papers, the balance will be due for payment.

All other transfers or registrations will be charged at the full course fee.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information: www.cltint.co.uk/faqs/STEP-Diploma-FAQ 

 

Your Options

If you would like to discuss your options under the new Diploma, please contact the team at cltinternational@centlaw.com who will be more than happy to discuss this with you. 

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