The Skills Council for Financial Services is finalising a membership package aimed at helping small brokers meet FSA training requirements.

The scheme, which will be aimed at brokers with up to ten staff, will include guides and toolkits offering advice and information about attaining FSA authorisation.

Brokers will be able to buy the package for around £5-£10. It will consist of four parts:

  • Advice on meeting regulatory requirements
  • A training directory which can be accessed via the web
  • A forum for brokers to lobby on training issues
  • A consultancy service.
  • Skills Council chief executive David Jackman said the aim of the package was to "demystify" regulation for small brokers.

    Jackman added that the Skills Council is also looking into establishing a skills training accreditation programme for small brokers.

    The Skills Council recently received a development license from the Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA). It is due to be granted a full license in April 2004.

    The Skills Council is seeking input from brokers on its membership scheme as well as other training issues.

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