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A timely dip into exam techniques and revision tips

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Wednesday 1st March 2023





With examination season looming, we took a timely tour of the tips and techniques that could give you the edge in your exams.

Host, Richard Allum, was joined by two guests:

Natalie Dawes is an Academy Support Adviser with Bespoke Training Solutions (or BTS). Natalie provides ‘side-by-side’ learning support that can be adapted to meet the different needs of candidates who are preparing for professional exams.

Not only is Alan Gow one of the UK’s most experienced outsourced paraplanners but, as a Chartered Financial Planner, Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and a CISI Accredited Paraplanner, the Argonaut Paraplanning founder knows a thing or two about about qualifications and how to achieve them.

During the one-hour lunchtime Assembly, Natalie and Alan shared insights into revision tips and exam techniques that have worked for them or the candidates they work with.

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Alan Gow
Argonaut Paraplanning

Alan is a Chartered Financial Planner, Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and a CISI Accredited Paraplanner. He previously worked as a financial complaints investigator.

Alan sits on the Personal Finance Society’s paraplanner advisory panel and has spoken at national events, including the IFP (now CISI) conference, PFS Paraplanner conference and Paraplanners’ Assembly

Natalie Dawes
Bespoke Training Solutions

Natalie is an Academy Support Adviser who is passionate about learning, specifically within the financial services sector.

As well as experience that spans retail banking and financial planning, Natalie has also worked as an individual teaching needs assistant in the education sector.

With Bespoke Training Solutions she supports exam candidates pursuing their goals within financial services. Her goal is to work side-by-side with candidates, go through the exam process with them, and guide them along the way.

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