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Enhancements to the CII insurance qualifications framework 2014-2018

We continuously review our qualifications framework to ensure we meet the needs of an evolving profession, whilst equipping our members with the knowledge and expertise to pave a successful career.

Following the latest review, we introduced a range of assessment enhancements which commenced in 2014 and will finalise in 2018. For the full programme of planned changes, download our Changes at a Glance leaflet »

In summary, framework changes include:

Changed completion requirements effective 1 January 2017

  1. Advanced Diploma in Insurance - completion rules require a minimum of 290 credits, with at least 205 credits at Diploma level or above, including at least 150 credits at Advanced Diploma level and the completion of three compulsory units.
  2. All CII insurance qualifications -  The withdrawal of the option to use credits gained from completing CII financial services units (with the exception of specified relevant units and their withdrawn equivalents, and the carry forward of a stipulated number of held credits), or comparable from other awarding bodies, towards any CII insurance qualification. Details on these specified units can be found on page 6 of the Changes at a glance leaflet and their withdrawn equivalents at

Enhanced subject offering - we are expanding the subjects offered to cover new and developing needs, and to address identified gaps in the framework.

Enhanced assessment methods - we will increase the use of coursework and dissertation as assessment methods to promote the development and application of both academic and work-related knowledge.

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