More Details on Bootcamp

The Bootcamp

  • Designed to help you pass all the CeMAP with self-paced learning. Online help and coaching covering the whole syllabus delivered personally by Paul Archer.
  • Structured video and audio-based lessons delivered to your device of choice. More than 60 self-directed lessons with over 40 hours of trainer video, added to every week, and 2,000 minutes of audio covering the syllabus. 
  • You need to book your CeMAP exams once you've worked out your schedule. See below for our suggested routes.
  • The lessons are based on videos. You watch the videos and enjoy the interactive experience of Paul teaching you a topic. You can watch these time and time again. 
  • Every other day, you'll get to listen to a podcast where Paul will talk to you on the topics you’ve just been watching videos on. 
  • Essentially, he’ll be chatting to you around the LIBF textbook to ensure you understand everything so far.
  • Some of the lessons will involve exams to see how you’re progressing and you’ll also have access to eBooks of Paul’s renowned Revision Guides and extra revision audio packs.

Further Tutor Support

  • We have an Online Community Hub to chat and discuss your learnings with other Bootcampers. 
  • You can email Paul at any time, using the Learning Management System, with questions.
  • Each week Paul will be running a live Q&A session online both for CeMAP 1 and CeMAPs 2 and 3. 
  • All Bootcampers are invited to attend live on Vimeo or the Facebook Bootcamper Group. 
  • Paul will be in his video studio answering any question you have using his whiteboard and the audience.

Set Your Pace

We've created three routes to help you pace yourself on Bootcamp. We call this "Set Your Pace". 

Below you can find details of our three paces - running, jogging and walking.

You'll see that we have given you suggested timescales for each pace.  These are your choice, just recommendations. You can take as long or short as you like, as Bootcamp is completely flexible for how long you take to complete your exams.


  • This is our fast route. You can complete your exams within one month without crashing. 
  • We suggest you devote 30 hours per week and this pace is only suitable for someone who is not working full-time anywhere else and is driven to work extremely hard for one month.
  • We've created a PDF schedule to help you pace yourself, and you can download this by clicking here.


  • This is our medium pace. You take two months to complete the exams devoting around 15 hours per week. Quite possible if you're working full-time elsewhere.
  • Remember, these are suggestions; you can go as fast or slow as you wish.
  • You can download the schedule here.


  • Finally, we have our walking pace. 
  • Four months and 8 hours per week. Ideal for someone working full-time with other commitments too. 
  • This is the favourite pace for most people on Bootcamp but remember,  you have up to 12 months, so there's plenty of time.
  • You can download the schedule here.

Course Tutor

Paul Archer FPSA CeMAP

Founder and Managing Director

Paul Archer began in the mortgage sector in 1983 - 40 years' experience. Mortgage Adviser, Financial Adviser, Manager, Consultant, Trainer and Coach. CeMAP qualified, Level 4 IFA qualified, equity release, supervisory qualified. Author of a myriad of technical texts spanning all areas for both the CII and the LIBF. All team are also fully qualified and experienced. Began teaching CeMAP in 1999, when it started, trained thousands of students. Founder and Managing Director of Archer Training Ltd in 2001 Working with dozens of banks, lenders, brokers and insurers in the UK and the world.

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