CeMAP® 1 Online Home Study Course
2014/2015 Edition
Immediate Activation
£100 inc VAT

Now is the time to study CeMAP®

We’ve been providing CeMAP® support and training since the exam was created in 1998 and have helped hundreds if not thousands of people to pass the exam.

Our unique proposition to you is cost effective training support utilising the power of technology and the internet to guide you through. We’re not providing face to face workshops, rather a distance learning solution using many methods such as activities and MP3s to listen to, videos, online tests and email tutor support.

Read on for more information or watch the 12 minute YouTube video which has Paul explaining it all to you. Click here

Summary of Benefits

  • All your study done online – no need to travel and attend classes
  • The whole syllabus is covered in a month - that's 31 days of emails getting you completely up to speed with the exam.
  • Very cost effective
  • You don't need to worry about knowing which bit to study next or plan out schedules - you just work on each email as it arrives every day.
  • Total guidance and direction given by the structure. 31 days laid out in military fashion allowing you to study a little every day. Overall you’ll study for between 50 to 60 hours over a month period so no cramming, nice and gentle.
  • Regular online testing to ensure you’re on course to pass.
  • Daily courses to tackle at home on your computer or laptop involving reading, activities, listening, web browsing and mini testing.
  • New for 2013 - 289 minutes of online video footage
  • Email tutor support all the time that you are studying
  • All you need is access to a computer with internet access (broadband would be extremely useful) and a printer would help too. You could even do your email in Starbucks over a coffee one lunchtime and then listen to the MP3 file in the gym that evening or in the car on the way home. Maximise your down time.

The Home Study Structure

Each day you'll be sent an email which contains:

  1. A little bit of reading on one specific part of the syllabus
  2. An interactive exercise or activity designed to help you use the knowledge you've just learnt.
  3. Some multiple choice questions on that particular subject
  4. Usually a short MP3 file containing audio covering the subject that you can listen to on your iPod or MP3 Player plus teleseminar recordings as well
  5. Online videos - currently we have 289 minutes of online video
  6. Online tests
  7. Email access to a trainer

Hi Paul, Just thought I would congratulate you on a fantastic CeMAP® ecourse for CeMAP®s 1, 2 & 3. I am happy to say that with the aid of these courses I was able to attain a merit in my CeMAP® 3 exam this past week.
I feel I could not have done it without your course which was very well planned and very effective in learning and applying the syllabus.

Video Explaining how it all works


CeMAP Online Home Study Course from Paul Archer on Vimeo.

A short screen capture video where Paul Archer explains the features and benefits of the CeMAP Online Home Study Course and demonstrates live how it works

Alternative Pick and Mix

Many people like the structure and discipline afforded by the daily email facility but some students like to dip into the training in timescales to suit themselves. This is how it can work as well.

We let you have the 31 daily links upfront. Each link takes you to a webpage which outlines about an hour to an hour and a half of work. So if you have a whole day to study, you could complete 4 or 5 of the links at once.

Some students have completed the whole course in a week and have passed their exam.

The Content for CeMAP® 1

Day Subject Day Subject
1 UK Financial Services Industry 17 Stamp Duty and VAT
2 Deposits and Savings 18 National Insurance and Social Security Benefits
3 Gilts and other Bonds 19 Inflation and Interest Rates
4 Shares 20 2 Online Exams
5 Property Investments and REITs 21 Financial Services and Markets Act and the FCA
6 Pooled investments 22 Other Regulations
7 Bonds and Qualifying Rules 23 The FCA and Regulating Firms
8 Life Assurance 24 The FCA's Control Structure
9 Health and General Insurance 25 Training and Competence
10 Mortgages - Methods and Products plus three online exams 26 Conduct of Business Rules
11 Pensions 27 Mortgage Conduct of Business Rules (MCOB) and ICOB
12 Giving Financial Advice 28 Money Laundering
13 Legal Concepts in Financial Services 29 Complaints and Compensation
14 Income Tax 30 Data Protection Act
15 Capital Gains Tax 31 2 Online Exams
16 Inheritance Tax    

More Detail and Samples

ifs School of Finance Registration

You get your registration with the ifs School of Finance, pay them the fee and they send you their rather large textbook which is the definitive reading for the entire exam. You have to have this as it comes part and parcel with the exam registration.  You can access their website by clicking here

Once you receive this or get access to a PDF version on their website, you crack on and enrol on the eCourse. Because when you bought our eCourse, we sent you a special password and web address so you could enrol when you were ready.

The Daily Emails

As soon as you enrol, an email is received in your inbox that you determined. This email explains what’s going to happen and reassures you.

The next day, during the evening, you receive your first email or day 1 of the course. It will guide you to a special hidden webpage which contains all the stuff for day 1. Click here now for an example of what this looks like.

You’ll have noticed that we provide everything you need plus total guidance as to what you should be doing each day. It should last about an hour to an hour and a half, depending on how quick you are. You’ll have a bit of reading to do – both from the ifs School of Finance textbook and our Revision Guide. You’ll have some activities to do as well which get you involved and active. You can then download and listen to the MP3s both the studio ones and the live teleseminar recordings and finally you’ll have an opportunity of doing some multiple choice questions.

And the next day, the same thing happens and you continue like this until you finish the course.

Hi Paul, I have passed my CeMAP® 2 and owe my successful pass to the revision material, tips and disciplined, precise on-line training that I chose to enrol for. Thank you very much.

Online video

Currently we have over 235 minutes of online video covering the following topics:

  • Economic terms
  • Stock Market and types of businesses
  • Unit Linked Bonds
  • Endowment plans
  • Occupational Pensions
  • Stakeholder Pensions
  • Money Purchase and AVCs
  • An investment overview
  • Gilts and National Insurance
  • Shares and Options
  • Property investments
  • Investment Trusts and REITs
  • Unit Trusts and OEICs
  • Bonds and Taxation
  • Insurance Company Funds
  • Policies in trust
  • Types of Life Assurance Plans
  • The Probate Process
  • Income Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Inheritance Tax
  • National Insurance

You can check out a video clip for free by clicking here. It's on YouTube

Online tests

Every 10 days you'll be sent an online test to do which covers the areas you've been studying over those previous 10 days. It's a 30 question test and is set at a CeMAP® level so it's really difficult - much like the real test.

You do the test online and then it's marked immediately and you know whether you've studies well. There's a second test in case you fall down on the first one.

It looks like this below:


Tutor Support

As soon as you enrol, you get access to a tutor via email who will answer any CeMAP related query you have, so you're not alone.

This is a feature no one really appreciates, until you need some help.


Some people like to go faster and some slower, so on day two we quote for you all the links so you can rush ahead or store some up for the weekend or when you have a weeks holiday or whenever. You can take control.

But if you don’t want to take control, just let the course emails continue to arrive and guide you through the whole study plan as we’ve worked that out for you.
The success with our eCourse is first class. Those people who work through every element, pass…and that’s a fact. But you do have to be careful. Skipping bits such as the reading and maybe just doing the questions, will spell a failure I’m afraid. Success comes from doing it all.

So your next step is to sign up now and begin your eCourse. Good luck.

"As a complete novice to the financial industry (my background is currently office based in the rail industry and has been just over 25 years) I must compliment you and your company on the relative ease at the knowledge I am gaining with the daily emails that I am receiving from you."

How to Enrol Immediately?

When you’ve made your mind up to enrol click on the buy now button below.

You'll be whisked off to a secure download section and you can buy using your credit or debit card using our secure arrangement with HSBC Bank or PayPal.

And you'll be automatically supplied with a PDF file containing the password and enrolment details.

Very soon you'll be enjoying your CeMAP® 1 Online Home Study Pack.

Good luck

Once you have your password?

With your password you'll want to go straight to the enrolment page by clicking here and key in your name, email address where you would like to receive the emails and your unique password.

If you wish to use a different email address, this is fine.

Summary of the benefits of our CeMAP® 1 Online Home Study Course

  • Is much more cost effective – much cheaper than a classroom based course
  • Requires no travel or accommodation costs
  • Saves you time
  • Gives you a successful structure to follow
  • 50 to 60 hours of study drip fed over 31 days
  • Regular online testing at CeMAP® 1 level enables you to gauge how well you’re doing
  • Enables you to learn and revise without leaving your home
  • Multimedia training using all the senses - audio and video
  • Requires just a computer connected to the internet
  • Allows access to an experienced trainer
  • Helps you to pass first time


CeMAP® is a registered trademark of the ifs University College.  Use by Archer Training Ltd of this mark does not imply any endorsement of our training courses by the ifs University College.

Detailed instructions for downloading the PDFs and MP3 files
(if you want them)

  1. If you wish to you can simply click on the links and your Internet Browser will load the file.  From there you can read or listen and print off for later.

  2. If you wish to permanently hold the files on your computer follow these instructions.

  3. "Right mouse click" the link above that says download,  you'll see a menu like the one to the right open up. 

  4. (MAC users just click the link and hold down on the mouse button)

  5. In Internet Explorer Choose "Save Target As..." and download the file to your desktop (in Netscape you choose "Save Link As..").  

  6. Perform the same download steps for each of the bonuses also.

  7. Once you select "save target as" or "save link as" a download screen will come up asking you where you want to save the file to on your computer.

  1. You should save the files to your "Desktop" or another folder you can easily find. Once you have downloaded the file, go to your desktop or the folder you saved it to and double click the file to open it. This should launch Adobe Acrobat Reader and automatically display the Ebook.

Please note:
You will need Adobe Acrobat to view these documents. If you do not have this installed, please click on the button below and follow the instructions on Adobe's site to download a free copy.