Testimonials

What our delegates say :

Douglas James training is excellent and there’s very little chance of passing DipFA without their expertise. I’m so glad I picked up the phone and can’t commend them enough on their excellent and professional approach to revision. Their revision notes are second to none.

Keep up the good work. - October 2015

William Kiely – Southcote Financial Ltd
Thanks so much for your valuable courses; they proved invaluable in passing the IFS Diploma examination and were worth every penny.

The courses provided a fabulous structure to work from and undoubtedly saved a vast amount of time, therefore allowing me to run my businesses almost as normal whilst taking the exams.

I dread to think how many errors I would have made with both the AFA exam and the Coursework without your input! - Mar 2013


Leo Millward - Legal and Financial Planning Ltd

"I'm pleased to say that I passed! Many thanks, I found the revision course very useful and would recommend it to anyone taking AF5" - Dec 2012

Ketan Pankhania – Templar Financial Planning Ltd

“I am pleased to let you know that I was successful with both AF5 and AF4 in April and so now have achieved Chartered status. Thank you for your help – I wouldn’t have passed without your training day and would happily attend another” - 29-06-12

Martin Cuthbert Martin Cuthbert Financial Services Ltd


“I sat and passed AF5 in April at my first attempt – your workshop contributed considerably to my success. The event was the best training investment I ever made. It brought together a group of likeminded individuals with the same specific objective. I would have no hesitation in recommending your organisation to anyone sitting professional exams.”

Norman Stevenson APFS
Chartered Financial Planner
Cathedral Financial Planning Limited


“I first came across Douglas James Training in 2007 when I wanted to complete my CeMAP qualification. I was very impressed by the course content and the training material provided was extremely helpful and easy to understand.

After successfully completing my CeMAP, I went back to Douglas James Training to obtain my CeFA and CeRGI qualifications. I strongly recommend these courses to anyone who wishes to achieve their desired goal.”

Tina Sharma
Platinum Financial Services


When I decided to start studying for the CeFA qualification I was not very confident about getting through the 3 exams that I was required to sit. The personal training received from Graham Hall at Douglas James Training was excellent.

Graham is very knowledgeable, friendly and explains things in a way that is easy to understand.

The revision notes supplied were also really helpful and I hardly needed to look at the official study text. The hearts system that points you to the key areas on which to concentrate was extremely useful, as were the tests at the end of each section.

Attending the residential courses also helped because it allowed me to concentrate, without any distractions.

With Graham’s help and plenty of hard revision I managed to pass my CeFA qualification in just 2 months, which filled me full of confidence!

I would recommend Douglas James Training to anyone and I’ll be definitely using their expertise once again to assist me in achieving my Level 4 qualification.

Andrew Little – Financial Planner
Franklyn Alexander



“Following the workshop on the 18th October 2009 at Heathrow, I am pleased to inform you that I successfully passed my J08 examination.

The revision course was the difference between passing and failing, no doubt about it. Please pass on my sincere thanks to your team.

Many thanks.”

Dhan Sharma – Director of Wealth Management Services
Sundridge Wealth Management



“Having sat the exam yesterday, can I say that the revision day was invaluable in preparing for it and worth the six and a half hour drive in each direction !

I would recommend this revision course to anyone taking J08”

Caroline Watson - Financial Planning Manager
Axa Life



“Thanks for your help. I’m so relieved this is out of the way – I’ve changed my designatory letters already !

The training provided by Douglas James Training for the AF5 examination was invaluable and I can safely say that I would not have passed without it.

Shaun Kirtley – Executive Sales Consultant
AEGON UK



“All of us who attended the Douglas James AF5 training day are of the opinion that it was well worth doing and gave us a great chance of success. Almost all the relevant areas were covered, which gave us a major advantage.

I also believe that the training gave us an insight into exam technique. My pre-conceptions as to how to handle the exam were different to that which was required and the training put that right.

Thanks to you and Cris for the training and I hope to recommend your company to others in the future”

Matthew Speck
Ask Money Limited



I passed J08 thanks. Thanks for your help on the day. I would certainly say the workshop was hugely instrumental in the pass.

David Snape - Regional Business Consultant And IFA Partner
Positive Solutions (Financial Services) Ltd



Your study day was invaluable - everyting we covered came up in the exam and there was only
one question we hadn't discussed.

I would recommend you to anyone taking AF5. I wouldn't have done it without you - worth every penny !

Julie Straughan APFS
Professional Pensions and Investments Limited



Just to let you know that I passed AF5 first time, with a mark of 97.

I'm sure I picked up the extra marks required thanks to your excellent revision course.

Harry Kerr - Director
Avalon Investment Services Limited


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