Benchmark Academy

Give your financial planning career a head start.

Specialist training for advisers, administrators and paraplanners

We’ve designed courses to nurture the next generation of experts and chartered financial planners. Our pathways go beyond standard qualifications to develop essential professional skills. And with a blend of online and in-person learning, they fit around your life and work, too. 

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eLearning modules

Build up your specialist knowledge with self-serve online courses that lay the foundations.

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Structured assignments help you and your tutor track your progress and embed key skills.

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Mock exams

Prepare to qualify or get chartered with plenty of practice papers and advice from our experts.

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Regular tutor feedback

Our teachers and trainers are there to offer support and guidance so you stay on track.

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Classroom sessions

Get together with your group in person and join virtual sessions.

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Behavioural training

Knowledge only takes you so far. We help you shape the skills and aptitudes you really need for success.

The Benchmark difference

Our partners and clients tell us our blend of industry-leading technology and award-winning personalised service is what makes us stand out. So what you learn from us, you won’t learn anywhere else. 

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Working at Benchmark

We’re always looking for people with fresh ideas and the energy to put them into action.  

Benchmark Financial Planning is an Appointed Representative of Best Practice IFA Group Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, the registration number is 223112. Registered office: Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurst Wood Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 4QP. Registered in England and Wales No 07572431.

The Financial Ombudsman Service is available to sort out individual complaints that clients and financial services businesses aren't able to resolve themselves. To contact the Financial Ombudsman Service, please visit

The guidance and/or advice contained within this website are subject to the UK regulatory regime and are therefore targeted at consumers based in the UK.