The company said that the programme of training had been devised in direct response to broker feedback when asked what support they needed to sell products.
The LV=IP Summer School programme consists of four modules: Wake up to IP; Personal sick pay; IP product range; and Rental market opportunities . Advisers can book one or more of the sessions on a weekday that suits them. LV= said that the personal sick pay and IP product range modules are specific to LV, but that the other two are general.
Each ‘WebEx’, which is delivered by one of the LV= team, lasts approximately 30 minutes and covers topics such as: sales ideas, brushing up on product knowledge and exploring new protection opportunities. Advisers will earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for each one completed.
Myles Rix, managing director protection, at LV=, said: “We want to make sure that people get the financial protection they need, in case they are unable to work due to an accident or illness.
“Advisers often tell us they want to increase their confidence in IP matters, but don’t have the time to attend day-long courses. LV= Summer School is a quick, easy and flexible way for advisers to learn more. We’re delighted with the response and demand from our initial pilot activity – with requests for over 200 sessions so far – and we look forward to supporting many more advisers over the summer months.”
Further information is available at https://lv.com/adviser/ip-summer-school