What is continuous assessment?
The continuous assessment course is an online tutor-assisted
learning scheme which enables you to undertake a structured
learning programme; whereby a set of assignments testing your
knowledge and understanding of the Chartered Insurance Institute
study text, and your wider reading, are submitted to a tutor.
Successful completion of the course will result in an adjustment
to your exam result of 10% of the overall mark available for the
exam. You must complete and pass all the assignments to
successfully complete the continuous assessment course.
For further details on continuous assessment please see:
When have I got to have my assessments in by?
You can check the deadline for all continuous assessment
assignments to be submitted for the exam sitting you want them to
count towards here:
The deadline date for continuous assessment to be counted
towards an exam sitting is only applicable within your enrolment
period.You must submit ALL assignments before your 12 month
You must not submit more than one assignment in a three day
We strongly suggest that you submit your assignments well before
the deadline date as at the busiest times marking can take up to14
Deadline dates are final and include ALL resubmissions.
What is plagiarism?
The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) defines plagiarism
as: "Unacknowledged copying from published sources (including the
internet) or incomplete referencing".
The following also constitute plagiarism:
• Copying or amending sections of work from another person such as
a friend or colleague.
• Having another person, such as a friend or colleague, dictate
something to you.
• Copying and pasting from the internet without citing the
• Copying or using material from a study text or other reference
material without citing the source.
• Paraphrasing without including reference to the source of the
• Working with another person, or using another person's work to
write your assignment.
Will my assignment be checked for plagiarism?
Every assignmentsubmitted to the CII is put through plagiarism
software (turnitin), and CII tutors are trained to detect
In submitting your assignments you are acknowledging that you
have read the rules in the student guidelines and that it is your
own work. Student guidelines can be found here:
Plagiarism is not permitted under any circumstances and any
instances will be fully investigated. Disciplinary action will be
taken against any candidate found guilty of dishonourable or
The names of candidates, along with their employers, found to be
in breach of the rules are published on the CII website.Details of
the CII's disciplinary procedures and rules as well as sanctions
guidance can be found at:
I submitted my assignment ahead of the deadline, but did not receive a passing grade. How do I resubmit after the deadline?
The deadline for submitting assignmentsincludes
resubmissions.Assignments, including resubmissions, received after
the published deadline will not count towards the continuous
Assignments can take up to 14 working days to be marked leading
up to the deadline date and only one assignment can be submitted in
a three day period; as such it is recommended that assignments are
submitted well ahead of the deadline. This will allow any
assignment that does not achieve a pass grade to be resubmitted for
marking by the deadline
Can I submit all my assignments at once?
No, only one assignment can
be submitted in a three day period. If more than one assignment is
submitted they may not be marked until after the deadline date to
count towards the continuous assessment course.
It is therefore essential
that assignments are not submitted at the last
Can I submit my assignments in any order?
Assignments should be
completed in order as they follow the syllabus learning outcomes
and study text chapters sequentially.
My tutor marked my first assignment quickly; why is it taking longer now?
Tutors may be able to
respond within just a few days during quiet periods; but this does
not mean all assignments will be marked as quickly; especially if
they are submitted during busy periods.
In busy periods in the run
up to the exams, and during holiday periods for tutors, assignments
can take up to 14 working days to mark.
What should I save my assignment file name as?
Continuous assessment assignments are saved as Word documents
and uploaded on to www.revisionmate.com
by candidates enrolled on the course.
You should always include the following information in a file
So a file name should look like this example: P05 Assignment 3
Joe Bloggs 001111111A
Files are downloaded from RevisionMate by your tutor to mark,
and uploaded back on to RevisionMate with feedback comments: your
file should not have a generic name such as 'assignment' or 'CII
work' or anything that does not identify your details and the
course you are on. Tutors have multiple students, all submitting
multiple assignments, so file names must be unique.
How will my tutor know when I’ve submitted an assignment?
Tutors receive an email notification when an assignment
has been submitted for marking.
Will I be notified once my tutor has marked my assignment?
Yes, an email notification will be sent once your tutor has
marked your assignment (to check or amend your email address, go to
'my profile' and 'edit profile').
What can or can’t I use the www.revisionmate.com discussion groups for?
Please feel free to use these as often as you like. It really
can be a valuable assistance just to check your understanding with
other students studying. We monitor this site to ensure that it
remains a friendly and supportive environment.
While these boards can be used to discuss ideas with other
students, all submissions must be entirely your own work and will
be passed through plagiarism software.
Why is there never anyone in the course chat when I join?
Stats show that students tend to use this feature after work,
we recommend joining the chat after at approximately