The Professionalism Course is Stage 1 of the IFoA’s 3-stage mandatory Professional Skills Training.
This is a self-access e-learning course comprising of four modules:
You will need to work through each module in order but in your own time at a pace that suits you. Each module contains hyperlinks to relevant material on the IFoA’s website as well as video and illustrative content. You should access all of this content. At the end of each module there are a number of multiple choice questions for you to complete. You will need to achieve a minimum score of 60% to allow you to move on to the next module. You may have as many attempts as you need to achieve the pass mark. The aim is for you to absorb the content sufficiently before you move on. The whole course should take around a ½ day to complete.
Students who joined the IFoA on or after 1 July 2020:
Students who are accepted under the Transfer of Prior Learning (TPL) process on or after 1 July 2020:
Students who joined the IFoA before 1 July 2020 (who have not already completed the previous style Professional Skills course(s) (Stage 1 and/or Stage 2)):
Those who passed the previous OPAT test may take the new format course free of charge if they wish to. If this applies to you please contact email@example.com to arrange this.
Students or Newly Qualified Members who joined the IFoA before 1 March 2012:
To book your Stage 1 Professionalism Course log in to your online account, and follow the link to Book a Professionalism Course and select the Stage 1 option.
|Course||Full rate||Reduced rate|
|Stage 1 Professionalism Course||£75.00||£55.00|
A reduced rate fee will be available, for members currently on a reduced rate membership subscription fee, consistent with our pricing structure for other elements of the qualification.