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Developing specialist London market knowledge

This specialist qualification has been developed by the CII in partnership with the Lloyd's Market Association (LMA).

Each year we enrol candidates at the start of January and July. Spaces are limited due to high demand. 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. 

Read the Certificate in London Market Insurance Specialisation specification »

Who it's for

This is an advanced level qualification, specifically designed for those working in the London insurance market. It is ideally suited to London Market practitioners who wish to develop their research skills and apply them in a specific subject area of relevance to the London Market.

The Level 7 Certificate in London Market Insurance Specialisation will allow you to:

  • create learning matched precisely to your job role, responsibilities and aspirations;
  • develop your knowledge of issues particularly relevant to London market practitioners;
  • gain real understanding of a key chosen topic through in-depth research and analysis, with potential to add business benefits for your employer; and
  • indicate to your employer, clients and peer group your commitment to professional development, helping you achieve your career ambitions.

The unit requires study at a level equivalent to Masters degree learning, reflected by the award of 50 credits on completion, and as such we would advise entrants not to under estimate the demands associated with its completion and to fully familiarise themselves with the available dissertation guidelines and instructions in advance of entry.

Before purchasing this product please ensure that you have conducted sufficient research and have a clear idea regarding the scope of your research proposal and the research resources available. Ideally the subject matter chosen should be capable of being researched through relevant interviews and be supported by a wide range of quality sources.

Completion requirements

The Certificate is achieved by passing one unit: (991) London Market insurance specialisation, which is assessed by dissertation.

Candidates submit a 10,000-11,000 word dissertation, on an agreed topic that is relevant to the London Market and must be completed within 18 months from the time of enrolment.

Upon successful completion, 50 Advanced Diploma level credits will be awarded which can be used to count towards completion of other CII insurance qualifications.

Before embarking study, check to see whether any of your previous academic qualifications or credits from other professional bodies and institutes can be carried towards completion of the Certificate. Find out more about recognition of prior learning »

This qualification in detail

Syllabus

Although the dissertation involves selection of your own topic and dissertation question, there are still prescribed learning outcomes, as set out in the unit syllabus.

The syllabus is, therefore, an important aid to assessment preparation and it is essential that you familiarise yourself with this before commencing study.

Download (991) London market insurance specialisation syllabus

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.

Syllabuses

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