What we do

About us

With a client ethos of ‘the answer is yes, now tell me the question’ and with over 16 years’ experience as one of the UK’s fastest growing competency testing and learning management systems, we have developed a range of client-driven innovative tools designed to assist you assess and maintain the competency of your staff, which, combined with our unique reporting suite, provides you with the evidence required to demonstrate that you have complied with this all-important regulatory requirement.

Thousands of users from some of the UK’s best-known financial organisations rely on our platform to support their compliance and development needs, providing them with the ability to manage their T&C processes in a cost-effective, efficient manner and enabling them to demonstrate individual competencies on an on-going, fully compliant basis.

Whether you are looking for a one-off competency testing facility, an on-going fully functional T&C solution or anything in between our award-winning system has the flexibility to match your needs.

To find out more about how we can help you please contact us

Other Services

Our Technology has...

  • Users
  • Completed Tests
  • Pass Rates
    95% first attempt
  • Questions
  • Pages

The Journey......

  • Maintain Knowledge
  • Demonstrate Competency


New Qualification

In response to client demand we now have an exam support PDP programme for the LIBF Certificate in Equity Release (CeRER). We provide one click access to the LIFB syllabus.

New Content

With the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR) deadline of 9th December growing closer now is the time to ensure you are fully up to date with the requirements expected of you within this new regime.

What they say...

“Cannot thank the team at Competent Adviser enough for the excellent training material and the support they provided me.

The online learning modules and tests gave me both the knowledge and confidence to pass at my first attempt. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Will Avrili Paraplanner Mortgage Force (UK) Limited

“The feedback we have had on your most recent range of Personal Development Programmes has been excellent. Thank you. Competent Adviser is adding value to our advisers every day.”

Julia Newman Senior Group HR Office Lighthouse Group PLC

“Everyone at the Helpdesk have been absolutely fantastic in helping us get to grips with everything since inception and are always willing to go the extra mile. Each member of your staff is very efficient, knowledgeable, courteous and extremely helpful. As a client we can’t ask for a better service, thank you! ”

Adnan Gill, NMBA

“Dealing with Competent Adviser has been a fantastic experience. 100 % of our candidates passed and all at the first attempt ! In all my years I have never come across such sustained academic achievement as you have achieved for Charcol Direct. I would happily recommend Competent Adviser to other organisations and people new to the industry. Thank you once again.”

Alan Mudd, Director, Charcol

“We had our 3 days Mortgage Advice training course last week with Competent Adviser and they were absolutely fantastic!! Every element of the course was perfectly organised, planned and delivered to a very high standard – but had a real personal touch to it also. On day 1 our staff were all feeling slightly nervous, having never given advice before ,however the course was set out and delivered in such a way, that all fears appeared to have gone by the end of the first day – and by day 3, it was like a different group of people! They were so confident, even the role plays didn’t seem to faze them! The delegates have had nothing but positive comments in regards to the training and can’t wait to start giving advice! ”

Sam Roberts, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society

“We have had a 100% CeMAP first time pass rate with the help of Competent Adviser.”

Hieth George, Nationwide Building Society

“The feedback from the London course was great so we are really pleased.”

Paul Broadhead,Head of Mortgage Policy,The Building Societies Association

“Your help is much appreciated. I have to say this is the kind of service that sets CA above the competition. Kind regards Andy”

Andy Fouracres, Lighthouse Group

“Superstar as always, thanks Gillian!”

Paul Ingleby, Nationwide MMR Project, Training Planning & Implementation Lead

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for giving me access to the Cert RBCB programme. I sat my exam last week and got distinctions in both units and I am so chuffed! I found your online study programme really useful and the tests / exams and unlimited mocks were excellent for revision Thanks again! Claire ”

Claire Goatham, Client Services Manager, Leading Accredited Body

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