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CFA institute advice for Coronavirus

Below is the latest and most up to date information from the Institute, regarding exams and assessments.

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June exams

Institute news

CFA Institute has postponed the June 2020 CFA Exam globally. Candidates will receive an invitation from the CFA Institute to re-register by mid-May and will have the following options:

Level I - December 2020 or February 2021

Levels II and Level III - December 2020 or June 2021

Note that if a December 2020 exam is taken and passed, then the next level can be attempted in June 2021. For Level 1, it is not possible to pass in February 2021 and move on to Level 2 in June 2021.

To minimise the impact of the postponement of the June 2020 exams the CFA curriculum for all three levels is being frozen for two exam sittings. The next time a new syllabus will be tested is in 2022.

For more information please visit CFA Institute FAQs.

Impact on courses

Classroom Tuition was moved to Live online as of 17th March, Kaplan’s advice is to complete your tuition phase teaching through the online delivery.

All April/May classroom Revision classes have been deferred. Now that the CFA Institute has confirmed deferred exam dates, we are now finalising the new revision timetables. We expect to be able to communicate these to you by close of business on Monday 18th May.


FAQ

What will the additional support content consist of?

We have been working with Kaplan Schweser on a solution to support our delegates for the deferred June 2020 exams. Details of the additional support can be found below:

- Extending online access

Online access will be extended for all students so you have the full study solution up to when you take the exam.

- New Masterclasses

To help you stay on track for your deferred exam Kaplan Schweser have created a series of live Masterclasses with our expert tutors. All Kaplan students will be automatically enrolled on these classes. Timetables are currently being prepared and will be notified to you when ready - we are planning to circulate these in late May.

Nine classes are being planned, running fortnightly from the first week of June. Classes will follow the curriculum, and each class will take the form of a technical recap followed by working and debriefing an exam standard question, then finishing with a general Q&A. All classes will last 2 hours and will be archived for later viewing.

- Disrupted Tuition classes

If your package includes classroom Tuition, we are planning to run face-to-face Phase 2 Tuition for the classes where more than 1 day (or 3 evenings) of teaching was moved to Live Online. This is subject to Government advice relaxing by the autumn to allow face-to-face classes to run. We will keep you updated as the situation changes.

December exams

Institute news

December exams are currently expected to take place as originally planned.

Impact on courses

Our earliest December tuition courses start on 20th July, our current expectation is that classroom courses will take place as planned.


End Point Assessments

I was due to sit my End Point Assessment (EPA) in the next few months. What do the exam cancellations mean for my Apprenticeship?

Your Talent Coach will be getting in contact with you, or do speak with your Kaplan Apprenticeship account manager to talk through your timeline and the impact of CFA exam cancellations.


Further information

For information regarding the exams the CFA Institute's website has a link to real-time updates, via: COVID-19 CFA Institute COVID-19 Updates. 

A more detailed summary of Kaplan’s advice to delegates can be viewed on the Schweser video addressing candidates COVID-19 concerns, and Schweser initial responses.

Who is best to contact for help and advice?

If you have any questions or would like further guidance, please email our Client and Student Services team at citybookings@kaplan.co.uk, or for anyone on an Apprenticeship we recommend reaching out to your talent coach or Kaplan Apprenticeship account manager.

Safeguarding and Mental Health

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact us via Safeguarding@kaplan.co.uk during working hours. It is a confidential email account.

There are two very good charities who have out of hours support: NSPCC for concerns about young people 0808 800 5000 or the Samaritans 116123.

We can also signpost you to several helpful organisations - we have collated contact details of organisations such as Anxiety UK, Mind, CALM, and Young Minds.

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