skip to Main Content

About us

Our team has the knowledge and experience to help you pass your Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning

The team is led by Johnny McGowan Hayes APFS, MSc Econ, PGCE, Chartered Financial Planner who has over 30 years experience in personal financial planning. Johnny is a member of the CII Research Panel.

Financial Training South West offers focused and highly effective one-day revision workshops for the R01, R02, R03, R04, R05 and R06 exams.

To help you get the most from the day’s training, we never have more than 8 people in a revision workshop.

We update our learning resources to reflect changes in the exam syllabus. Our aim is to help you achieve success.

» More about our workshops

» See workshop dates


“Just to let you know that I have passed my R04 exam……. at long last, and I would just like to say that I only achieved this with your excellent help and guidance. Working with me and helping me through your revision programme you got me to understand the text. I am absolutely certain I will be in touch again soon as I am now starting R02. I will definitely be doing a revision session with you again as so far you have proved to be invaluable”.

David H, Spain

“I signed up for a training day with Johnny to help me with the R04 exam. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I felt I wasn’t even prepared for the training day, let alone the exam. Johnny opened with a general chat and very quickly identified areas that I needed assistance and guidance. Throughout the day I began to fill in blanks in my knowledge and areas that were originally a weakness became my strengths. I left the day with more confidence and Johnny was so helpful, I felt he was dedicated to me passing the exam. Long story short I passed the R04 first time and I can say with confidence that it was the training day with Johnny that made the difference. I couldn’t recommend him enough!”

Andrew G, Coleraine in Northern Ireland

“I reached out to Financial Training South West as I was having some trouble with R03 – Personal Taxation. I am really glad I did, as after only two days, not only did I gain further knowledge in the area from an excellent tutor, but I was filled with confidence that I could actually pass the exam well. I will definitely be using the workshops again for future exams”.

Daniel H, West Yorkshire


Please get in touch to book one of our financial exam training workshops

Back To Top