The Diploma in Insurance is a technical and supervisory
qualification for insurance staff working across all sectors of the
industry (and the logical progression from the Certificate in
Insurance). The Diploma will provide you with a firm understanding
of insurance fundamentals and will enable you to build towards
advanced technical knowledge, thereby ensuring you have the means
to function effectively in a challenging environment.
Upon completion you will be awarded the Diploma in Insurance and
be eligible to use the designation 'Dip CII'® or 'Dip CII (Claims)'
should you have passed (820) Advanced claims or (P85/M85) Claims
practice (CII membership and Continuing Professional Development
In addition to being a valuable qualification in its own right,
the Diploma can also be a milestone on the route to completion of
the Advanced Diploma. In completing the Diploma you will gain
credits that can count towards the Advanced Diploma (subject to the
Who it's for
The Diploma in Insurance is appropriate for:
- Insurance technicians and those who aspire to be
- Supervisors, team leaders and those with long-term ambitions of
assuming managerial responsibilities.
- Anyone wishing to hold a recognised, respected insurance
- Insurance staff employed in support functions wishing to
develop their knowledge of the business.
- Those wanting to develop their knowledge and understanding as
part of a progression towards completion of the Advanced Diploma in
Insurance and Chartered status.
None, but we recommend that candidates hold the Certificate in
Insurance or 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, or equivalent,
To complete the Diploma in Insurance you must obtain a minimum
of 120 CII credits with at least 90 credits at
Diploma level or above.
This must include passing two core compulsory units
business and finance
||(530) Economics and business (Advanced
Diploma in Insurance unit)
We do recommend, however, that all Diploma entrants also sit
unit (IFI) Insurance, legal and regulatory as this covers the
workings of the market, inlcuding the legal and regulatory
framework and the essentials of insurance practice.Outside of these
units you are free to choose any unit from across the CII insurance
qualifications framework enabling you to create a learning pathway
suited to your job role for future aspirations.
Unit study materials for this qualification typically
- Study text with updates
- Continuous assessment programme
- RevisionMate online study support
- Revision courses
Importantly, the Diploma qualification has been designed to
assist you and your employer to comply with both the existing and
future regulatory training and competence requirements. The UK
regulator (FCA), and increasingly regulators
worldwide, require you to demonstrate that you are competent
in the work you do, and thereafter to maintain this competence.
This approach is designed to ensure that you have the appropriate
knowledge and skills to perform your job effectively.
Qualifications can play an important role in helping to meet the
requirements by serving as an objective measurement of your
technical awareness and understanding.
Why the Diploma in Insurance?
This qualification can help your career in the following
- Demonstrate to your employer, peers and customers your
commitment to personal learning and development.
- Can form part of an overall programme to meet the regulator's
training and competence requirements.
- Supports lifelong learning as prior study is recognised as you
progress through the qualifications framework, taking accumulated
credits with you.
- Supports personalised learning programmes as you select the
topics most appropriate to your role, rather than follow a rigid
pre-set learning pathway.
- Diploma in Insurance awarded upon completion.
- Upon completion of this qualification CII members can use the
designation 'Dip CII'®, demonstrating professional standing
(Continuing Professional Development requirements apply).
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.