The membership body STEP has announced it will “make it easier for professionals to meet their career needs” by introducing improvements to how its Diploma qualifications are delivered.
This change brings enhanced flexibility, incorporating local, international and STEP-recognised content. It is part of STEP’s global approach to supporting professional development at each career stage. STEP is introducing the improvements in response to feedback from employers, regulators and practitioners. They asked for a wider range of content to better support business, client and practitioner needs.
Commenting on the changes, Mark Walley, Chief Executive of STEP said:
“Our mission is to inspire confidence in families planning their assets across generations. We do this in several ways, including upholding high professional standards and promoting education.
Our Diploma is a vital part of this work and we work closely with our members and employers to ensure that all our qualifications meet the needs of professionals, employers and the wider sector. We are pleased to be announcing these changes today, which will make it easier for professionals to demonstrate their expertise.”
The Advanced Certificates that make up the STEP Diploma are delivered by STEP’s primary training partner, CLTI. CLTI is a professional training, education and qualifications provider for the financial services industry. Over the past 20 years, CLTI and STEP have worked together to develop more than 25 qualifications and training courses that fit practitioners’ needs.
CLTI Managing Director Julian Davies said:
“As STEP’s global education partners, we are proud to be supporting them in the launch of the new STEP Diploma. Together, we have ensured that all the Advanced Certificates within the STEP Diploma qualification give professionals the technical content and skills to support both their practice and career pathway in the modern industry.”