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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). It will provide you with a firm grounding in 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.
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 have to gain a minimum of 90 credits at Diploma level or above
and 120 credits in total. These can count towards the Advanced
Diploma (for which 290 are required in total).
Upon completion CII members are entitled to use the designation
'Dip CII®' (CII Continuing Professional Development requirements
Note: the sector specific designation 'Dip
CII (Claims)' is available to members completing the Diploma that
have passed (820) Advanced claims or (P85) Claims practice. Claims
Faculty membership requirements also apply.
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.
Flexible and comprehensive
As a Diploma candidate, you can select units from across the CII
qualifications framework. This means you have access to the entire
range of units currently available. They offer something for
everyone, whatever sector of the insurance industry you work in and
whatever your particular specialisation or preferred career path.
These range from the fundamentals of insurance practice and
legislation through to personal lines product families, classes of
commercial insurance and specialisms such as risk management and
marine. This qualification is modular in structure,
enabling you to select units of study according to your preference
and career requirements
Each unit has a credit value and the accumulation of the
stipulated number of credits leads to the award of the Diploma.
Successful completion allows CII members to use the designations
'Dip CII®' (Continuing Professional Development requirements
Meeting market expectations
Importantly, both of these qualifications have 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.
Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation
The Award in London Market Insurance and the Certificate in
Insurance are registered with Ofqual at Level 3 in the
Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). As a guide to the level
of difficulty this indicates, a GCE A-Level is also at level 3 in
Ofqual is the regulator of qualifications, exams and tests in
England. They are also the regulators for recognised awarding
bodies (such as the CII). For further information please
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 information shown under 'This qualification in more detail'
to the right of this page details everything you need to know to
finalise your entry for the Diploma.