The IMA is committed to providing the highest quality learning and qualifications designed for those seeking professional development and recognition of their expertise.
Qualifications are a relatively new development in the money advice sector which has been facilitated by the development of a set of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for legal advice. NOS were developed by a consortium of expert organisations in order to ensure that the standards are, and remain, current and relevant to the legal advice sector. The standards are owned by Skills for Justice.
The IMA has produced the Certificate in Money Advice Practice in partnership with Staffordshire University. This is a Level 4, 15 credit qualification designed for the accreditation of money advisers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In 2011, the qualification gained the prestigious Skillsmark badge from Skills for Justice in recognition that
- learners are provided with the skills and knowledge they need for employment,
- the learning programme is relevant, current and fit for purpose, and
- the programme was designed with the needs of the employers in mind.