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Putting professionalism into practice

The Advanced Diploma in Insurance is a professional qualification providing an enhanced understanding of insurance practice, both technical subject matter and overall application skills.

The Advanced Diploma is a comprehensive assessment of market knowledge and understanding. In becoming Advanced Diploma qualified you join the community of proven insurance professionals. It is evidence of your purpose, commitment and ability.

It can be your passport to a successful and fulfilling career.

Upon completion you will be entitled to use the designation 'ACII' (CII membership and Continuing Professional Development requirements apply).

Who it's for

The Advanced Diploma in Insurance is appropriate for:

  • Today's insurance managers and technical specialists;
  • Staff with aspirations to become managers in the future;
  • Those employees who wish to demonstrate their professional standing;
  • Insurance employees without another professional qualification and those who wish to build upon existing general academic qualifications, such as a degree, by obtaining an industry-specific qualification.

Entry requirements

None, however it is recommended that candidates hold the Diploma in insurance or 3 A-levels or equivalent.

Completion requirements

To complete the Advanced Diploma you must obtain a minimum of 290 credits, with at least 205 credits at Diploma level or above, including at least 90 credits at Advanced Diploma level.

There are further compulsory unit requirements, please see details under the completion requirements section on the right of this page.

Important note:  From 1 January 2017 we are changing the completion requirements for the Advanced Diploma in Insurance. The revised requirements can be found in the completion requirements section.

Learning support

Unit study materials for this qualification typically include:

  • Study text with updates or coursework assessment and study text
  • RevisionMate online study support
  • Revision courses.

Chartered status

From the Advanced Diploma you can apply for Chartered status (subject to having five years' experience, not necessarily post-qualification), with the CII's four Chartered insurance titles reflecting your career specialism:

  • Chartered Insurer;
  • Chartered Insurance Broker;
  • Chartered Insurance Practitioner; and
  • Chartered Insurance Risk Manager

Chartered status cements your professional standing and gives you parity with other professionals such as accountants and solicitors. The CII also offers corporate Chartered status to qualifying firms of insurance brokers, further enhancing the visible professionalism of the broker sector. Visit the Chartered section of our website for full details.

Fellowship

If after completing the Advanced Diploma you wish to continue with formal professional development you could study for Fellowship of the CII.

This exclusive qualification held by fewer than 6,000 working insurance practitioners is the CII's highest level of qualification and attainment is globally recognised as an indicator of expertise and experience.

Fellowship takes the form of an advanced structured learning programme. Visit the Fellowship section of our website for full details.

Your next step

The links at the top right of this page contain all the information you need to finalise your entry. As you read through this you will learn about the units on offer, the available learning materials, terms and conditions relating to entry, and the different ways you can enter.

 

Introduction

CII qualifications involve the completion of one or more units, each covering an individually assessed topic. Assessment methods vary and depend on a unit's level and subject matter.


Assessment methods include:

  • Multiple-choice exams - the assessment method for Award, Certificate, and Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning units R01-R05 assessed in the UK. Exams are delivered on-screen at a network of over 40 public centres across the UK. Sittings are available year-round, often on a weekly basis.
  • Written exams - the assessment method for some Diploma and Advanced Diploma units and all units examined outside the UK. Sittings are typically available twice-yearly in April and October at over 50 public centres throughout the UK and over 120 public centres outside the UK.
  • Coursework assessment - available for a select number of Advanced Diploma in Insurance units, Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning unit (AF6) Senior management and supervision and financial services unit (J09) Paraplanning, coursework assessment involves the completion of three written assignments during a 12 month period.
  • Mixed assessment - available for a number of Diploma in Insurance units and all Diploma in Insurance units by April 2018 (unit codes begin with the letter M). This involves the successful completion of both a coursework assignment and a multiple-choice exam. This has an 18 month enrolment period.
  • Dissertation assessment - available for the Advanced Diploma unit (991) London market insurance specialisation and being introduced in October 2016 for (994) Insurance market specialisation. This involves the submission of a dissertation proposal and an 11,000 word dissertation. This has an 18 month enrolment period. This unit should only be taken by those who have access to the necessary information and people in the London Market.

Find out more

It is essential that candidates familiarise themselves with the guidelines and instructions which are shown on the CII website under the relevant units. In addition candidates should familiarise themselves with the coursework and dissertation policies as well as exam policies (before the assessment) and notes to results (after the assessment).

Coursework

The CII has introduced coursework as an optional alternative to assessment by examination for units (530) Economics and business, (820) Advanced claims, (930) Advanced insurance broking, (945) Marketing insurance products and services, (960) Advanced underwriting, (990) Insurance corporate management, (992) Risk management in insurance and (993) Advances in strategic risk management in insurance.

This option involves the submission of three written assignments, all of which must be successfully completed to achieve a pass. 'Successful completion' is where you obtain a minimum of 50% of the available marks for each of the three assignments. There is no exam element with this course.

There is no tutor support with this option - assignments will be reviewed by a marker equivalent to an examiner, providing feedback in accordance with feedback you would receive following an exam.

Upon successful completion, a pass in the unit will be added to your CII exam record together with 30 Advanced Diploma level credits.

Coursework assessments involve the application of knowledge to work-related questions. They require you to explore issues in the workplace relevant to the unit for which you have enrolled. The aim is that you should thereafter be able to apply this learning in the workplace.

To be eligible to pass the unit, all three assignments must be completed and submitted within the twelve month enrolment period. Mid-term submission deadlines also apply to your submission of assignments one and two - please download and carefully read the guidance document to the right of this page.

Should you fail to complete and pass all three assignments within the 12 month enrolment period, your exam record will be updated with either a 'Fail' or 'Timed out' for this unit, and we will contact you to discuss further options for completing your studies.

Enrolments now open

You can now enrol on coursework assessment for (530) Economics and business (820) Advanced claims, 930) Advanced insurance broking(945) Marketing insurance products and services (960) Advanced underwriting, (990) Insurance corporate management (992) Risk management in insurance and (993) Advances in strategic risk management in insurance.

 

 

Key facts

The essential facts to know about completing the Advanced Diploma.

Level of qualification Professional
CII credits required to complete (existing credits carried forward)
290¹
Minimum 205 at Diploma or Advanced Diploma level, with 90 being at Advanced Diploma level.
CII credits per unit 30 or 50 dependent on unit chosen
Number of available units 11 Advanced Diploma units
Plus access to FIT, Certificate and Diploma units
Compulsory units 2 units:
  • (P92/M92) Insurance business and finance   (25 credits); or
  • (530) Economics and business (Advanced Diploma in Insurance unit) (30 credits); and
  • (P05/M05) Insurance law (25 credits)
Assessment format

Exam, coursework or dissertation dependent on the unit chosen

  • Exams - 3 hours with essay style/case study questions and written short answers
  • Coursework - 3 assignments of 3,000 or 4,000 words
  • Dissertation - 10,000 word dissertation
Average study time 120-180 hours per unit dependent on that chosen
Combination of units at any level allowed? Yes
Subject to completion requirements
Availability of exam sessions

Written exams - twice yearly
April/October

Coursework and dissertation assessment year-round
(dissertation subject to availability)

Entry requirements? None. We do, however, recommend that candidates should hold the following:
  • Diploma in Insurance; or
  • 3 A-Levels or equivalent
Credits available for prior learning? Yes
Record of Achievement issued for each exam pass? Yes
Completion certificate/ diploma awarded? Yes Advanced Diploma in Insurance
Designation ACII
CII members are entitled to use on completion
Ofqual Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) Level
Note: funding may be available for approved examinations.
Not currently Ofqual registered

Notes:

  1. A maximum of 290 credits obtained from financial planning qualifications (CII or comparable awarded by another educational body) can count towards the Advanced Diploma.
  2. Continuing Professional Development and Code of Ethics requirements apply.

Completion requirements

What does the Advanced Diploma in Insurance involve?

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements in order to study for the Advanced Diploma. However, we would recommend that Advanced Diploma candidates hold the following qualifications or their equivalent:

  • the Diploma in Insurance or 3 A-levels or equivalent

Aside from the requirements set out below you are free to select units from across all the CII's insurance qualifications: Award for the Foundation Insurance Test, Certificate in Insurance, Diploma in Insurance and Advanced Diploma in Insurance.

This approach provides you with maximum flexibility, enabling you to choose units from those currently available across our qualifications. The advantage here is that someone still developing their study skills or subject to a particularly demanding work schedule can initiate or continue their studies by taking a larger number of lower level units.

Completion requirements

To achieve the Advanced Diploma you must accumulate a minimum of 290 credits, with at least 205 at Diploma level or above and 90 at Advanced Diploma.

The following table shows the compulsory unit requirements to complete the Advanced Diploma:

Units Credits Units Credits
(P92*/M92) Insurance business and finance (Diploma in Insurance unit). 25 or  (530) Economics and business 30
(P05*/M05) Insurance law (Diploma in Insurance unit) 25

*The last written exam for P92 is in April 2016 & for P05 in October 2016, thereafter they will be assessed by mixed assessment. 

Important changes to completion requirements:

From 01 January 2017, a minimum of 150 Advanced Diploma credits will be required to complete the Advanced Diploma, rather than 90 at present.

You will need to complete three compulsory units. In addition to the two compulsory units shown above, you will need to complete one of the following:

  • (820) Advanced claims
  • (930) Advanced insurance broking
  • (960) Advanced underwriting

From 01 January 2017, you will no longer be able to use financial services credits towards the Advanced Diploma in Insurance, except for the continued eligibility of the CII financial services units:

  • (J07) Supervision in a regulated environment;
  • (R05) Financial protection; and
  • (GR1) Group risk

Important note: anyone who has not completed the Advanced Diploma as at 31 December 2016 will need to satisfy the new completion requirements in full.  

What does this qualification involve?

There is no prescribed order in which units must be taken, but it is strongly recommended that you sit the required compulsory units first since these provide foundation knowledge upon which the others build.

This flexible approach allows you to develop a course programme that suits your particular needs and requirements. You can tailor learning to your current role and/or develop areas which are new to you or where you need to gain in-depth knowledge.

Note: 'Flexible learning options' below details the ability to use credits from CII financial planning units for insurance qualifications. Particularly relevant may be the Diploma in Financial Planning unit (J07) Supervision in a regulated environment which can be used towards completion of the Advanced Diploma. This covers key aspects of supervision, leadership and coaching, and provides 20 Diploma level credits on completion.

Advanced Diploma in Insurance units credits

Advanced Diploma in Insurance units Credits
(530) Economics and business 30
(590) Principles of Takaful 30
(820) Advanced claims 30
(930) Advanced insurance broking 30
(945) Marketing insurance products and services 30
(960) Advanced underwriting 30
(990) Insurance corporate management 30
(991) London market insurance specialisation 50
(992) Risk management in insurance 30
(993) Advances in strategic risk management in insurance 50
(994) Insurance market specialisation 50

 

The mechanics of studying for Advanced Diploma units

Units Exam format Length of exam Nominal passmark Study hours Exam sessions
590 Eight compulsory short answer questions, one case study question and three essay questions from a choice of five. 3 hours 55% 120 Apr/Oct
530/820/930/945/960 One case study question and two essay questions from a choice of three 3 hours 50% 150 Apr/Oct
991 10,000-11,000 word dissertation on a subject relevant to the London market N/A 50% (actual passmark) 180 N/A

Note: The recommended minimum study hours are shown in the table above (this will vary according to your experience and ability). The nominal pass marks are also shown. However, the actual pass marks may vary slightly from one session to another to ensure that the pass standard remains constant.

You may sit as many exams as desired at a single sitting, although it is strongly recommended that no more than two Diploma or Advanced Diploma units per session are taken.

Flexible learning options

The overall CII insurance qualifications framework is extremely flexible, allowing you to select units from qualifications other than the one for which you are studying.

Therefore, if you are working towards the Advanced Diploma in Insurance you are able to select units from the entire insurance qualifications framework. If you sit or have sat CII financial planning exams (for example, the Financial Planning Certificate, Certificate in Financial Planning, Diploma in Financial Planning, Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, Advanced Financial Planning Certificate, or comparable exams from other professional and educational bodies), you will also receive credits that can count towards completion of the insurance qualifications.

When studying for the Advanced Diploma you are currently allowed to claim up to 180 credits for financial planning units. This option will be withdrawn with effect from 01 January 2017. Find out more about upcoming changes to the CII insurance qualifications framework

Your past qualifications can count

If you hold a degree or a professional qualification in a relevant subject, for example accounting, business or law, you could receive credits that count towards completion of a CII qualification through our recognition of prior learning scheme.

Important note:  To be awarded a CII qualification, you must obtain a pass in a unit at the same level or the level above (by CII examination, dissertation or coursework assessment), from the qualification that you are looking to complete, and meet the qualification completion requirements. These rules apply irrespective of how many credits your existing qualifications might provide through recognition of prior learning.

Obtain your learning statement online

A CII personalised learning statement provides a record of the exams and resultant credits you hold which can be used towards completing CII qualifications. Importantly, your statement sets out what you personally need to do to complete a qualification you are, or may be considering working towards, such as the Diploma in Insurance.


Credit awards for equivalent units

Due to the extent of syllabus overlap, certain combinations of units will result in only one award of credits.

Where two comparable units are held, the higher of the two credit figures will be added to your CII Learning Account. However, should you wish, you may still choose to sit an 'overlapping' unit in order to enhance your knowledge. Units affected are shown below.

Existing unit title Credits and level Existing unit title Credits and level
(IF1) Insurance, legal and regulatory 15 - Certificate (LM1) London market insurance essentials 10 - Certificate
(W01) Award in general insurance* 15 - Certificate

Withdrawn unit title

Credits and level New unit title Credits and level
(P01) Insurance practice and regulation 20 - Diploma (IF1) Insurance, legal and regualtory 15 - Certificate
(IF2) General Insurance Business 15 - Certificate
(LM1) London market insurance essentials 10 - Certificate
(W01) Award in general insurance* 15 - Certificate
(P04) Business practice 20 - Diploma (P92) Insurance business and finance 25 - Diploma
(P16) Healthcare insurance 25 - Diploma (IF7) Healthcare insurance products 15 - Certificate
(P03) Legal aspects of insurance 20 - Diploma (P05) Insurance law 25 - Diploma
(520) Company and contract law 30 - Advanced Diploma
(555) Life and disability underwriting 30 - Advanced Diploma (P61) Life, critical illness and disability underwriting 30 - Diploma
(556) Life and disability claims 30 - Advanced Diploma (P62) Life, critical illness and disability claims 30 - Diploma
(735) Life assurance 30 - Advanced Diploma (P63) Long term insurance business 25 - Diploma
(770) Principles of marine insurance 30 - Advanced Diploma (P98) Marine hull and liability insurance 30 - Diploma
(780) Aviation insurance 30 - Advanced Diploma (P91) Aviation and space insurance 30 - Diploma
(790) Private medical insurance 30 - Advanced Diploma (P64) Private medical insurance practice 25 - Diploma
(815) Underwriting management 30 - Advanced Diploma (960) Advanced underwriting 30 - Advanced Diploma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are a number of other limitations to gaining credits for London market qualifications. View full details on recognition in the CII framework for London market qualifications, including the Lloyd's LLMIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Only available to non-UK candidates.

Recognition of prior learning

When you pass exams through the CII, the credits automatically appear on your learning account, including for exams that you may have already passed under discontinued CII qualification routes.

You may also be able to receive credits for relevant qualifications you have passed through other awarding bodies - to do this you should submit an application for recognition of prior learning.

By claiming credits for qualifications you've attained outside the CII framework, you'll avoid duplicating learning already undertaken, in turn reducing the amount of study and obtaining your CII qualification more quickly.

If you wish to claim credits to recognise non CII qualifications held please read the full guidance on the rules and requirements and download an application form.

Important note: To be awarded a CII qualification, you must obtain, by CII examination, dissertation or coursework assessment, a pass in a unit from the qualification that you are looking to complete, and meet the qualification completion requirements. These rules apply irrespective of how many credits your existing qualifications might provide through recognition of prior learning.

Find out more about applying for recognition of prior learning »

Additional benefits

By sitting certain combinations of units, you can acquire other qualifications on the way to completing the Advanced Diploma.

Award in London Market Insurance

A specialist qualification for those working in or with the London market, the Award in London Market Insurance comprises two units (LM1) London market insurance essentials and (LM2) London market insurance principles and practices.

Together the two units provide a broad understanding of insurance process and practice across the London market as well as detailed understanding of technical topics.

Certificate in London Market Insurance Specialisation

This advanced level qualification has been developed for London market specialists, in partnership with the Lloyd's Market association (LMA). Candidates can achieve this qualification by completing one Advanced Diploma lavel unit (991) London market insurance specialisation. The unit is completed through successful completion of a 10,000 word dissertation on a topic relevant to the London insurance market.

Note: Entry onto the London market dissertation is limited to approximately 20 candidates per year. This is because of the amount of work involved in assessing and accepting proposals and in marking and moderating completed dissertations, all of which are undertaken by experienced London market practitioners.

Certificate in Contract Wording

Contract certainty is a major issue facing the insurance industry, especially within Lloyd's and the London market.  The regulator requires the provision of clear, comprehensive and fully-agreed policy wordings before inception to all policyholders.

To help individuals and organisations meet this requirement, the CII has developed the Certificate in Contract Wording. It is designed to enhance knowledge of the practical application of wordings and the issues associated with them.

To acquire the Certificate, you must study and pass two units from the Diploma in Insurance: (P05) Insurance law (or already hold one of the withdrawn legal units P03 or 520) and (P21) Commercial insurance contract wording.

Candidates meeting the completion requirements will automatically be awarded the Certificate in Contract Wording.

Certificates and Diplomas in Life and Disability Underwriting and Claims

The CII and the Assurance Medical and Underwriting Society (AMS) jointly developed the following qualifications, which are awarded by AMUS:

Certificate in Life and Disability Underwriting and Certificate in Life and Disability Claims - awarded to those that complete the Certificate in Insurance including either the unit (P61) Life, critical illness and disability underwriting, or (P62) Life, critical illness and disability claims respectively. The AMUS also require a written work reference from your company's chief underwriter.

Diploma in Life and Disability Underwriting and Diploma in Life and Disability Claims - awarded to those completing the Diplom ain Insurance including units (P05) Insurance law, (P63) Long term insurance business and either (P61) Life, critical illness and disability underwriting, or (P62) Life, critical illness and disability claims respectively. The AMUS also require a written work reference from your company's chief underwriter and evidence of continuing professional development (CPD).

Application for these qualifications is made directly through AMUS. For information, contact +44 (0)20 7636 6308, email amus@btconnect.com, or write to them at Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, London W1G 9EB.

CII/IATA Diploma learning route

The CII and IATA (the international trade body which represents some 240 airlines) have developed a dedicated learning route for staff working in the air transport sector whose responsibilities include any aspect of insurance.

By completing the Diploma in Insurance via a specified route, plus the IATA air transport 'Procurement and contracts management' module, successful candidates will be awarded the CII Diploma in Insurance along with recognition from IATA.

Important deadlines

Important deadlines for the Advanced Diploma in Insurance qualification

Important deadlines - 2016

 

Oct 2015 exams

Apr 2016 exams

Oct 2016 exams

Recommended last date for continuous assessment enrolment UK & International 10 Jul 15 08 Jan 16 01 Jul 16
Last date for continuous assessment assignments to be with tutors UK & International 18 Sep 15 18 Mar 16 09 Sep 16
Closing date for your exam entry and payment to reach the CII at normal fee (changes to exam entries, etc. not accepted after these dates) UK & International 02 Sep 15 02 Mar 16 24 Aug 16
At late entry fee UK & International 25 Sep 15 24 Mar 16 16 Sep 16
Exam entry confirmation* Dispatched within seven working days from receipt of application
Receive your exam admission permit* Dispatched ten days before exams begin or six weeks for non-UK applicants
Exam sittings UK & International 12-14 Oct 15 11-13 Apr 16 04-06 Oct 16
Exam results released online** at www.cii.co.uk/results and posted to candidates.
Results are sent by 1st class post on the dates shown.
Please allow five days for delivery to a non-UK address.
UK exam centres
(Diploma/Advanced Diploma units except 590)
11 Dec 15 10 Jun 16 02 Dec 16
UK exam centres - unit 590 18 Dec 15 17 Jun 16 09 Dec 16
International exam centres (Diploma/Advanced Diploma units) 18 Dec 15 17 Jun 16 09 Dec 16
International exam centres
(Certificate units)
20 Nov 15 20 May 16 11 Nov 16
Entry for the next exam You do not have to wait for your results before entering for an exam in the next session 

 

* Please contact Customer Service if you do not receive these, either by emailing admissionpermitenquiries@cii.co.uk or calling +44 (0) 20 8989 8464. When you receive your admission permit you must read it in full and check whether any change has been made in the date or times of the units for which you have entered and that the units shown on your permit are those that you intend to sit. Please contact Customer Service immediately if there is any discrepancy.

** To access your results online you will need to be logged in to the website using your CII Permanent Identity Number (PIN) and password.

By taking a CII exam you are agreeing to the regulations stated on the exam admission permit as well as those detailed at www.cii.co.uk/exampolicies

More on (590) Principles of Takaful

Islamic (or Shariah) finance is a rapidly growing market both internationally and in the UK.

Insurance products are a key element of this growth. And while the origins of Islamic insurance (Takaful) date back many centuries, it can justifiably be described as the world's youngest and most dynamic insurance market.

Islamic insurance is experiencing growth rates well ahead of other, non-Shariah forms of insurance. Increasingly, this growth is outside traditional markets, with non-Islamic clients welcoming the benefits this form of finance provides.

Rapid growth means insurance organisations and, particularly, staff involved with Takaful must ensure their skills, knowledge and understanding are current and appropriate.

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) have jointly developed the Principles of Takaful unit to help develop the knowledge needed to operate successfully in this market.

Why the Principles of Takaful unit?

Studying for the Principles of Takaful gives you the opportunity to capitalise on the business and career opportunities presented by Takaful.

The unit can either be studied solely to develop knowledge of this specialist class of business, or in addition it can be used towards completion of a higher insurance qualification:

Upon successful completion, the unit attracts 30 credits at Advanced Diploma level in the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) insurance qualifications framework. These credits can be used towards completing any of the three qualifications on offer:


Each qualification is comprised of a number of units covering a broad range of other insurance topics. On completion, holders are eligible to apply to use globally recognised designations.

The unit is a compulsory subject required to complete the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) Professional Insurance Certificate (PIC). Under current completion rules, students completing PIC, including the Principles of Takaful unit, are eligible to apply for award of the CII Diploma in Insurance via recognition of prior learning.

Whether you study the unit on a standalone basis or include it within studies towards a higher insurance qualification, you will be issued a record of achievement on completion. 

What does the Takaful unit cover?

Principles of Takaful will help you develop knowledge and understanding of the:

  • Nature and principles of Islamic insurance
  • Shariah framework of Islamic insurance
  • Operational framework and structure of Islamic insurance markets
  • Ways in which the ethical considerations of Takaful are applied and practised.

The exam is based on the published syllabus, which is itself an important aid to exam preparation and revision.

Who should take the Takaful unit?

The Principles of Takaful unit is appropriate for a wide range of individuals, from those new to the unit to those wishing to improve their existing knowledge of Takaful:

  • Candidates en route to completing a higher qualification with the CII or BIBF who wish to use this unit to develop a learning pathway relevant to their job role.
  • Those new to Takaful or preparing to start a career and wishing to develop their knowledge and understanding.
  • Practitioners already working in Takaful who are seeking to improve their knowledge and demonstrate their professional standing.
  • Practitioners already working in conventional insurance and wishing to improve their understanding of Takaful.
  • Those working in regulation and supervision who are seeking to improve their knowledge and understanding of Takaful.
  • Practitioners working in a compliance role in Takaful companies and needing to develop their knowledge and understanding of Takaful operations.

About the BIBF

Since its inception in 1981, BIBF has been committed to providing the highest levels of training, education and professional development programme to the financial services industry in the Middle East. Its breadth of training, education and professional development programme covers all major business disciplines including accounting; banking; Islamic finance; management; executive development as well as insurance.

Specifically, the BIBF Insurance Learning Center offers a wide range of insurance, Takaful and risk management programmes in both Arabic as well as English to assist participants in their professional development.

BIBF's partnerships range from financial sector organisations, international education institutions and other notable affiliations such as the Federal Reserve System, University of DePaul, USA and the CII.

www.bibf.com

 

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Assessment information

It is important that candidates entering for a CII assessment familiarise themselves with our service, in particular the rules and procedures that are in place.

Insurance qualifications framework enhancements

Following the latest review of the CII insurance qualifications framework, a range of enhancements are being introduced that will take effect between now and 2018.

Syllabuses

Economics and business

Purpose

This unit is about enhancing understanding of the economic and business environment and its application to insurance. This unit would be of benefit to aspiring managers who wish to gain a greater understanding of the economic and business context in which they function.

Assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge may not appear in detail within the learning outcomes but forms part of the syllabus and may be examined. It is assumed that the candidate already has the knowledge gained from a study of the relevant sections of IF1 Insurance, legal and regulatory or P92 Insurance business and finance or equivalent examinations.

Principles of Takaful

Objective

To develop in the candidate:

  • a knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects of Islamic Insurance (Takaful) and its application in the global marketplace.

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Nature and principles of Islamic insurance;
  • Shariah framework of Islamic insurance;
  • Operational framework of Islamic insurance;
  • Structure of Islamic insurance markets;
  • Constraints and opportunities for Islamic insurance;
  • Way in which ethical considerations of Islamic insurance are applied and practiced.

Advanced claims

Purpose

This unit is about enhancing understanding to ensure that claims services are run in an efficient
customer‑orientated way to satisfy their various stakeholders. This unit would be of benefit to those
that are highly experienced in providing claims services and that are in or aspire to senior claims and
management positions.

Assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge may not appear in detail within the learning outcomes but forms part of the syllabus
and may be examined. It is assumed that the candidate already has the knowledge gained from a study
of the relevant sections of IF1 Insurance, legal and regulatory and P85 Claims practice or equivalent
examinations.

Advanced insurance broking

Purpose

To provide knowledge and understanding of the management and operation of insurance broking organisations.

Assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge may not appear in detail within the learning outcomes but forms part of the syllabus and may be examined. It is assumed that the candidate already has the knowledge gained from a study of the relevant sections of IF1 Insurance, legal and regulatory, P05 Insurance law and P81 Insurance broking practice or equivalent examinations.

 

Marketing insurance products and services

Purpose

This unit is about enhancing the understanding of the marketing function and its application to insurance
business. This unit would be of benefit to those wishing to enhance their understanding of the development
and implementation of an effective marketing strategy.

Assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge may not appear in detail within the learning outcomes but forms part of the syllabus
and may be examined. It is assumed that the candidate already has the knowledge gained from a study of
the relevant sections of IF1 Insurance, legal and regulatory or equivalent examinations.

Advanced underwriting

Purpose

This unit is about enhancing understanding of the requirements of managing overall risk exposures and
arriving at appropriate pricing to ensure fair outcomes. This unit would be of benefit to those that are highly
experienced in underwriting and that are in or aspire to senior underwriting and management positions.

Assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge may not appear in detail within the learning outcomes but forms part of the syllabus
and may be examined. It is assumed that the candidate already has the knowledge of the provisions
of Financial Services Authority regulation as covered in IF1 Insurance, legal and regulatory and P80
Underwriting practice or equivalent examinations.

Insurance corporate management

Purpose

At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to evaluate the following issues and concepts in relation to the management of an insurance organisation: 

  • Capital, capital adequacy and solvency rules, and their impact on insurance enterprises;
  • Management structures and organisational issues;
  • Corporate finance concepts in insurance;
  • Planning and control processes in insurance;
  • Roles of investment management and insurance regulation;
  • Challenges to insurance management.

Assumed knowledge

It is assumed that the candidate already has the knowledge gained from a study of insurance organisations, finance and regulations as typically covered in IF1 Insurance, legal and regulatory or P92 Insurance business & finance or equivalent examinations.

London market insurance specialisation

Objective

To develop in the candidate the ability to conduct rigorous insurance or reinsurance related research that contributes to the body of London Market Industry knowledge

Summary of learning outcomes

1. Formulate a research question or problem in an area of interest that would be relevant to the London Insurance Market

2. Apply appropriate research methodology

3. Draft a research proposal

4. Conduct research for the dissertation

5. Write the dissertation

Insurance market specialisation

Objective

To develop the ability to conduct rigorous insurance or reinsurance related research that contributes to the insurance industry knowledge.

Summary of learning outcomes

1. Formulate a research question or problem in an area of interest that would be relevant to the London Insurance Market

2. Apply appropriate research methodology

3. Draft a research proposal

4. Conduct research for the dissertation

5. Write the dissertation