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Strategic underwriting

995 (30 Advanced Diploma credits)

The objective of this unit is to understand the strategic context within which an underwriting function is managed.

This unit is tested by coursework assessment which includes a study text and the marking of a series of assignments.

Important note: The target candidate for this unit is an underwriter with several years' experience who is looking to develop their career through the route: Section Head; Departmental Underwriting Manager; Company Underwriting Manager; MGAs, Brokers, Syndicates, Captives, Reinsurance, Alternative Risk Transfer and Delegated authorities.

It is assumed that the candidate already has a grounding in underwriting gained from study of M80 Underwriting practice or 960 Advanced underwriting, and knowledge of insurance organisations, finance and regulations as typically covered in IF1 Insurance, legal and regulatory, or M92 Insurance business and finance or equivalent examinations.

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Unit registration (12-month enrolment)

Members
£455.00
Non-members
£550.00
Coursework assessment and 2017–18 edition of study text (printed and ebook) with updates

This includes a printed study text, ebook study text and access to the coursework assignments on RevisionMate.

Coursework assignments

Candidates must complete and pass three written assignments, including any resubmissions, during the 12-month enrolment period to achieve a pass in the unit. Assignments are each up to 3,200 words in length and candidates must score a minimum of 50% in each.

Marking of assignments is included with the study text enrolment fee. Should a candidate fail an assignment, a re-submission fee will apply.

Find out more at www.cii.co.uk/coursework

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• To get the most out of your enrolment please make sure we have an up-to-date valid email address for you. This will allow you to receive valuable reminders and additional information about your enrolment. If you're a new customer, please make sure you provide your email address when enrolling for coursework. If you're already registered with the CII, you can check we have the correct details at www.cii.co.uk/myCII

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Coursework assessment and 2017–18 edition of study text (printed and ebook) with updates

This includes a printed study text, ebook study text and access to the coursework assignments on RevisionMate.

Coursework assignments

Candidates must complete and pass three written assignments, including any resubmissions, during the 12-month enrolment period to achieve a pass in the unit. Assignments are each up to 3,200 words in length and candidates must score a minimum of 50% in each.

Marking of assignments is included with the study text enrolment fee. Should a candidate fail an assignment, a re-submission fee will apply.

Find out more at www.cii.co.uk/coursework

Important note:

• To get the most out of your enrolment please make sure we have an up-to-date valid email address for you. This will allow you to receive valuable reminders and additional information about your enrolment. If you're a new customer, please make sure you provide your email address when enrolling for coursework. If you're already registered with the CII, you can check we have the correct details at www.cii.co.uk/myCII

ebooks

ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

Please note:

  • ebooks are not pdf files and cannot be printed.
  • the reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

Sample chapter download
To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software prior to purchase, click on the link below to download a free sample.

• Free sample chapters

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.


Study and assessment methods include:

  • Multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam - Study is based on a specified enrolment period, from 01 January – 31 December. MCQ exams are available weekly at UK and select non-UK online exam centres, or twice-yearly in April and October at non-UK paper-based exam centres.
  • Written exams - Study is based on a 12 month enrolment period from the date of purchase. Written exams are held twice-yearly in April and October, with the exception of unit R06 which is tested four times-yearly, at UK and non-UK exam centres.
  • Coursework assessment - Study is based on a 12 month enrolment period from the date of purchase. Three written assignments, each typically between 2,000 - 3,000 words, need to be passed.
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  • Mixed assessment - Study is based on a 18 month enrolment period from the date of purchase. A combination of a single coursework assignment must be passed within the first six months and a MCQ exam passed within 18 months.
    Download Mixed Assessment guidelines and instructions »
  • Dissertation assessment - Study is based on a 18 month enrolment period from the date of purchase. A dissertation, typically between 10,000 - 11,000 words, on an agreed subject must be submitted.
    Download Dissertation guidelines and instructions »

It is essential that candidates familiarise themselves with the guidelines and instructions. Candidates should also familiarise themselves with the coursework and dissertation policies as well as exam policies before the assessment, and notes to results post-assessment.

Advanced Diploma in Insurance units

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2017-18 edition

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