CMA Level 4 Award in Casework/Specialist Debt Advice

The CMA Level 4 Award (MaPS Accredited at Casework/Specialist Level) builds on the knowledge and experience gained from completing the CMA Level 3 Award and practical debt advising.

This course comprises three face-to-face training days (Parts 4, 5, 6) as well as two post-course online assessment tests (after attending Parts 5 & 6) which must be completed and a pass mark of 75% gained within two months of attending the Parts 5 and 6 training days. There is some post-course "homework" to be completed between attending Parts 4 & 5 (approximately 1-2 hours) and some pre-course reading before attending Part 6 (approximately 30 minutes).

It is a pre-requisite before booking onto the CMA Level 4 Award that the delegate has already successfully completed the CMA Level 3 Award (or MaPS equivalent training at Advice Level).

Booking to attend a training day is simple and can be done online using the links below or by emailing [email protected]

You will receive joining instructions approximately one week before the date of the training day.

Part 4 Casework/Specialist Debt Advice Training Day:

The CMA Part 4 Training Day is the first of three training days required to complete the CMA Level 4 Award. There is some homework following attendance on the Part 4 Training Day, which is explored and discussed at the start of the Part 5 Training Day. How this works will be explained by the trainer at the end of today's training and will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete.

This day covers the following:

  • Credit Reports
  • Options and Strategies for Dealing with Debt
  • Debt Respite Scheme - Breathing Space
  • Debt and Mental Health - Vulnerable Groups
  • Illegal Money Lending
  • Casenotes
  • Action Plans / Task Lists
  • File Reviews
  • Next Steps

Course fee: £65 per head for members of a CMA team, working within a CMA centre (£95 per head for all other individuals). This includes a hard copy training manual and any other supplementary materials the trainer may wish to use.

Part 5 Casework/Specialist Debt Advice Training Day:

The CMA Part 5 Training Day is the second of three training days required to complete the CMA Level 4 award. The Part 4 Training Day needs to be completed before attending today's training as the Part 4 homework will be explored and discussed at the start of today's training.

This day covers the following:

  • File Reviews
  • Business Debts
  • Repossessions - Strategies and Defences
  • Council Tax
  • Advocacy and the Court System
  • County Court
  • Magistrates' Court
  • Enforcing Foreign Judgments
  • Judicial review
  • Next Steps

Course fee: £55 per head for members of a CMA team, working within a CMA centre (£85 per head for all other individuals). This includes a hard copy training manual and any other supplementary materials the trainer may wish to use.

Part 6 Casework/Specialist Debt Advice (Insolvency) Training Day:

This training day is also a standalone Insolvency Training Day for anyone who may wish to learn more about the insolvency options available​​​​ in England / Wales and can be booked on its own without attending Parts 4 & 5.

The CMA Part 6 (Insolvency) Training Day is the third and final training day required to complete the CMA Level 4 Award. There is some pre-course reading (about 30 minutes) which will be sent to you before the training day. This training explores the insolvency options available in England / Wales and their advantages and disadvantages.

This day covers the following:

  • True/False Quiz (based on the pre-course reading)
  • Insolvency Options (exploring attitudes to insolvency)
  • Administration Orders
  • Bankruptcy
  • Debt Relief Orders
  • Individual Voluntary Arrangements

Course fee: £55 per head for members of a CMA team, working within a CMA centre (£85 per head for all other individuals). This includes a hard copy training manual and any other supplementary materials the trainer may wish to use.