What is CII Broker Academy?
The CII Broker Academy is essentially a 'one stop shop' training
and development facility for insurance brokers. We're talking about
qualifications, learning and revision materials, access to
face-to-face training, online learning and assessment facilities,
membership of the CII and its dedicated Faculty of Broking - a
whole host of services that enable brokers to accelerate their
professional development. The unrivalled range of services enables
the CII Broker Academy to cater for all learning styles and
Who is behind the initiative?
The CII Broker Academy has been developed by the CII's insurance
Broking Faculty in partnership with AXA and BIBA. This is the first
time that the industry has collaborated to create a market-wide
learning and development solution for brokers. It is truly a case
of "by the industry, for the industry".
What is the aim?
The purpose of the CII Broker Academy is to support the drive to
raise standards and enhance levels of knowledge and understanding
across the industry.
The CII Broker Academy provides access to the CII's unrivalled
range of broker-specific training solutions. Crucially, it helps
users match these services to individual development needs through
the 'Excellence Framework'. The Framework identifies specific
competences (skills, knowledge and abilities) for a broad range of
broker job roles and matches against these the corresponding
training solutions provided by the CII.
How will it develop?
The CII Broker Academy will be regularly enhanced by the
introduction of additional services to support the development of
technical knowledge, business knowledge and interpersonal skills.
It will increasingly see the introduction of innovative, packaged
learning solutions that deliver real business benefit unmatched by
any other organisation in the market.
Crucially, the direction and content will be actively shaped by
the broking industry. We will be running 'Focus Groups' to allow
users to feed in their thoughts on the services/information they
require. These contributions will shape the future development
programme for the CII Broker Academy.
How will it be used?
For many brokers, we believe the CII Broker Academy will serve
as a 'virtual training partner', providing both individuals and
managers responsible for training within a firm with practical
assistance and support. And as training and development activity
becomes more focused, efficient and successful, brokers will have
more opportunity to concentrate on the core activity of
What are the advantages of online
The online nature of the CII Broker Academy enables the varied
services to be brought together in a coherent and accessible
manner, and importantly delivers training and development
nationwide, countering the traditional approach of a London/major
city centre approach to the provision of training to the broker