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 financial services 'R0' Diploma units
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 100 public centres outside the UK.
- Coursework assessment - available for a select
number of Advanced Diploma in Insurance units and the financial
services unit (J09) Paraplanning, coursework assessment involves
the completion of three written assignments during a 12 month
- Mixed assessment - available as a pilot for
the Diploma unit M92 Insurance business and finance. This involves
the successful completion of both a coursework assignment and a
multiple-chioce exam. This has an 18 month enrolment period.
- Dissertation assessment - available for the
Advanced Diploma unit 991 London market insurance 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.
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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
dissertation policies as well as exam policies
(before the assessment) and notes to results (after the