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Key information


What does this qualification involve?

The Diploma requires candidates to achieve a minimum of 120 credits with at least 90 credits at Diploma level or above from across the CII insurance qualifications framework.

Candidates are required to take the following compulsory units:

  • (M05) Insurance law
  • (P92/M92) Insurance business and finance; or
  • (530) Economics and business

We would recommend that all Diploma entrants also sit unit (IF1) Insurance, legal and regulatory as this covers the workings of the market, including the legal and regulatory framework and the essentials of insurance practice.

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 Diploma in Insurance page, and click on the ‘Syllabuses’ link to the right of the page.

Overview of Diploma-level units:

Unit

Assessment format

Study hours

Credits awarded

 

 

 

 

(M05) Insurance law

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 60 minute exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

25

(M21) Commercial insurance contract wording

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 60 minute exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

20

(P61) Life, critical illness and disability underwriting

·         3 hour exam comprising 14 compulsory short answer questions and two case study/essay questions

·         55% nominal pass mark

100

30

(P62) Life, critical illness and disability claims

·         3 hour exam comprising 14 compulsory short answer questions and two case study/essay questions

·         55% nominal pass mark

100

30

(P63) Long term insurance business

·         3 hour exam comprising 14 compulsory short answer questions and two case study/essay questions

·         55% nominal pass mark

100

25

(P64) Private medical insurance practice

·         3 hour exam comprising 14 compulsory short answer questions and two case study/essay questions

·         55% nominal pass mark

100

25

(P66) Delegated authority

·         3 hour exam comprising 14 compulsory short answer questions and two case study/essay questions

·         55% nominal pass mark

100

25

(M66) Delegated authority

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 60 minute exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

25

(P67) Fundamentals of risk management

·         3 hour exam comprising 14 compulsory short answer questions and two case study/essay questions

·         55% nominal pass mark

100

25

(M67) Fundamentals of risk management

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 60 minute exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

25

(M80) Underwriting practice

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 60 minute exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

20

(M81) Insurance broking practice

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 60 minute exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

20

(M85) Claims practice

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 60 minute exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

20

(P86) Personal insurances

·         2 hour exam comprising 15 short answer questions.

·         55% nominal pass mark

100

20

(M86) Personal insurances

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 60 minute exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

20

(P90) Cargo and goods in transit insurances

·         3 hour exam comprising 14 compulsory short answer questions and two case study/essay questions

·         55% nominal pass mark

100

25

(M90) Cargo and goods in transit insurances

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 60 minute exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

25

(P91) Aviation and space insurance

·         3 hour exam comprising 14 compulsory short answer questions and 2 case study-essay questions

·         55% nominal pass mark

100-120

30

(M91) Aviation and space insurance

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 60 minute exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

30

(M92) Insurance business and finance

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 90 minute exam comprising 25 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and 5 case studies each comprising 5 MCQs

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100

25

(M93) Commercial property and business interruption insurances

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 1 hour exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

25

(M94) Motor insurance

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 1 hour exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

25

(M96) Liability insurances

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 1 hour exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

25

(M97) Reinsurance

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 1 hour exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

30

(P98) Marine hull and associated liabilities

·         3 hour exam comprising 14 compulsory short answer questions and 2 case study-essay questions

·         55% nominal pass mark

100-120

30

(M98) Marine hull and associated liabilities

·         Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions; and a 60 minute exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

·         60% coursework nominal pass mark

·         65% exam nominal pass mark

100-120

30

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 »