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Key facts


The essential facts to know about completing the Advanced Diploma.

What does this qualification involve?

The Advanced Diploma requires candidates to achieve a minimum of at least 205 credits at Diploma level or above and at least 150 at Advanced Diploma from across the CII insurance qualifications framework, providing a minimum total of 290 credits upon successful completion.

Candidates are required to take the following compulsory units:

  • (M92) Insurance business and finance (25 credits) or (530) Economics and business (30 credits); and
  • (M05) Insurance law (25 credits); and
  • One of (820) Advanced claims (30 credits) or (930) Advanced Insurance broking (30 credits); or (960) Advanced underwriting (30 credits)

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

For unit syllabuses, return to the Advanced Diploma in Insurance page, and click on the ‘Syllabuses’ link to the right of the page.

Overview of Advanced Diploma-level units:

Unit

Assessment format

Study hours

Credits awarded

 

 

 

 

(530) Economics and business

·         3 coursework assignments of up to 3,200 words

·         50% nominal pass mark

150

30

(590) Principles of Takaful

·         3 hour exam comprising eight compulsory short answer questions, one case study question and three essay questions from a choice of five.

·         55% nominal pass mark

120

30

(820) Advanced claims

·         3 coursework assignments of up to 3,200 words

·         50% nominal pass mark

150

30

(930) Advanced insurance broking

·         3 coursework assignments of up to 3,200 words

·         50% nominal pass mark

150

30

(945) Marketing insurance products and services

·         3 coursework assignments of up to 3,200 words

·         50% nominal pass mark

150

30

(960) Advanced underwriting

·         3 coursework assignments of up to 3,200 words

·         50% nominal pass mark

150

30

(990) Insurance corporate management

·         3 coursework assignments of up to 3,200 words

·         50% nominal pass mark

150

30

(991) London market insurance specialisation

·         1 10,000 – 11,000 word assignment

·         50% nominal pass mark

180

50

(992) Risk management in insurance

·         3 coursework assignments of up to 3,200 words

·         50% nominal pass mark

150

30

(993) Advances in strategic risk management in insurance

·         3 coursework assignments up to 4,000 words

150

50

(994) Insurance market specialisation

·         1 10,000 – 11,000 word assignment

·         50% nominal pass mark

180

50

(995) Strategic underwriting

·         3 coursework assignments of up to 3,200 words

·         50% nominal pass mark

150

30

(996) Strategic claims management

·         3 coursework assignments of up to 3,200 words

·         50% nominal pass mark

150

30

(997) Advanced risk financing and transfer

·         3 coursework assignments of up to 3,200 words

·         50% nominal pass mark

150

30

Coursework assessment 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.

Find out more about assessment methods, including exam policies and centres »

Units treated as equivalent

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

If a withdrawn equivalent is held you may not need to complete a current unit in order to satisfy a qualification's completion rules. Clarification should always be sought from CII Customer Service.

Find out more about credit awards for equivalent units »