PFS announce roll-out of successful RDR Study Groups pilot

The roll-out follows a successful pilot of Study Groups across three locations in advance of the J02 Trusts exam sitting this month.

The roll out of Study Groups, which have been developed in association with AEGON Scottish Equitable, will take place in the run up to the July and October Diploma sittings at five and seven locations respectively across the country. Each Group will comprise a series of five or six 2 hour sessions, followed by an optional revision day, as per the pilot.

Fay Goddard, Chief Executive of the PFS said "The Study Groups were a tremendous success; the response from PFS members across the three locations more than proves the viability of the scheme and feedback so far has been very positive.

"We introduced the Study Groups to encourage a more structured route to study whilst restricting capacity to ensure each attendee has the opportunity to be actively involved. This objective seems to have been met and following very good feedback from the members, we are delighted to roll out the Study Groups to more regions.

"This would not have been possible without the generous support of PFS members who have offered their time to facilitate the Study Groups and AEGON Scottish Equitable who have supported production of the materials and provided venues, allowing us to run the groups with minimal cost to members."

The PFS Study Group programme for July exams includes ten Study Groups in five cities covering three subjects, JO2, JO4, and JO5.

In advance of the October sittings, there is a planned programme of 14 Study Groups in seven cities covering five subjects, JO1, JO2, JO4, JO5 and JO6.