LIA Offer 6 APA Scholarships to Broker Ireland Members


3rd Oct 2017

3rd Oct 2017

Brokers Ireland in partnership with LIA are delighted to offer members six education programmes leading to the APA (Accredited Product Adviser) designations on LIA’s 2017/18 programme. The value of the  APA Scholarship is €590 to each participant awarded a place on the programme.


APA designations are a shorter route to qualification for staff who provide advice on certain retail financial products. These routes enable staff to be accredited in one or more of the categories of retail financial products covered by MCC – while at the same time using them as stepping stones towards the gold-standard QFA designation.

Depending on the area that participants want to become accredited in, participants sit QFA Regulation and 1 other module from a choice including:

  • QFA Life Assurance
  • QFA Pensions
  • QFA Investment
  • QFA Loans 

Exams are scheduled every January, May and September with the close off dates for registrations as follows

  • January Exams          27th October 2017
  • May Exams                   23rd February 2018
  • September Exams      29th June 2018

If you are interested in applying for an LIA APA Scholarship please email your interest to by 27th October 2017.

Scholarship Rules:

  • The APA must be completed within 2 years;
  • LIA will only cover the cost of the first, new registration for both modules (i.e. no re-registrations / repeats).