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Advanced underwriting

960 (30 Advanced Diploma credits)

This unit is about enhancing understanding of the requirements of managing overall risk exposures and arriving at appropriate pricing to ensure fair outcomes. This unit would be of benefit to those that are highly experienced in underwriting and that are in or aspire to senior underwriting and management positions.

This unit is tested by coursework assessment which includes a study text and the marking of a series of assignments.

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Unit registration (12-month enrolment)

Members
£455.00
Non-members
£550.00
Coursework assessment and 2018 edition of study text (printed and ebook) with updates

This includes a printed study text, ebook study text and access to the coursework assignments on RevisionMate.

Coursework assignments

Candidates must complete and pass three written assignments, including any resubmissions, during the 12-month enrolment period to achieve a pass in the unit. Assignments are each up to 3,200 words in length and candidates must score a minimum of 50% in each.

Marking of assignments is included with the study text enrolment fee. Should a candidate fail an assignment, a re-submission fee will apply.

Find out more at www.cii.co.uk/coursework

Important note:

• To get the most out of your enrolment please make sure we have an up-to-date valid email address for you. This will allow you to receive valuable reminders and additional information about your enrolment. If you're a new customer, please make sure you provide your email address when enrolling for coursework. If you're already registered with the CII, you can check we have the correct details at www.cii.co.uk/myCII

ebooks

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Please note:

  • ebooks are not pdf files and cannot be printed.
  • the reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

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To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software prior to purchase, click on the link below to download a free sample.

• Free sample chapters

Coursework assessment and 2018 edition of study text (printed and ebook) with updates

This includes a printed study text, ebook study text and access to the coursework assignments on RevisionMate.

Coursework assignments

Candidates must complete and pass three written assignments, including any resubmissions, during the 12-month enrolment period to achieve a pass in the unit. Assignments are each up to 3,200 words in length and candidates must score a minimum of 50% in each.

Marking of assignments is included with the study text enrolment fee. Should a candidate fail an assignment, a re-submission fee will apply.

Find out more at www.cii.co.uk/coursework

Important note:

• To get the most out of your enrolment please make sure we have an up-to-date valid email address for you. This will allow you to receive valuable reminders and additional information about your enrolment. If you're a new customer, please make sure you provide your email address when enrolling for coursework. If you're already registered with the CII, you can check we have the correct details at www.cii.co.uk/myCII

ebooks

ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

Please note:

  • ebooks are not pdf files and cannot be printed.
  • the reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

Sample chapter download
To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software prior to purchase, click on the link below to download a free sample.

• Free sample chapters

Introduction

CII qualifications involve the completion of one or more units, each covering an individually assessed topic. Assessment methods vary and depend on a unit's level and subject matter.


Assessment methods include:

  • Multiple-choice exams - the assessment method for Award, Certificate, and financial services 'R0' Diploma units assessed in the UK. Exams are delivered on-screen at a network of over 40 public centres across the UK. Sittings are available year-round, often on a weekly basis.
  • Written exams - the assessment method for some Diploma and Advanced Diploma units and all units examined outside the UK. Sittings are typically available twice-yearly in April and October at over 50 public centres throughout the UK and over 100 public centres outside the UK.
  • Coursework assessment - available for a select number of Advanced Diploma in Insurance units and the financial services unit (J09) Paraplanning, coursework assessment involves the completion of three written assignments during a 12 month period.
  • Mixed assessment - Initially introduced for unit (P92) Insurance business and finance, this has been extended to units (P05) Insurance law, (P80) Underwriting practice, (P81) Insurance broking practice and (P85) Claims practice from April 2015 and and will be extended to all Diploma in Insurance units by April 2018 (unit codes begin with the letter M). This involves the successful completion of both a coursework assignment and a multiple-choice exam. This has an 18 month enrolment period.
  • Dissertation assessment - available for the Advanced Diploma unit 991 London market insurance specialisation. This involves the submission of a dissertation proposal and an 11,000 word dissertation. This has an 18 month enrolment period. This unit should only be taken by those who have access to the necessary information and people in the London Market.

Find out more

It is essential that candidates familiarise themselves with the guidelines and instructions which are shown on the CII website under the relevant units. In addition candidates should familiarise themselves with the coursework and dissertation policies as well as exam policies (before the assessment) and notes to results (after the assessment).

This unit may also count towards

Learning solutions update

These updates are Learning Solutions updates for study purposes.

2018 edition

To view a list of the main areas of change in the 2018 edition, please click here.

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Qualification update

Testing Position

Solvency II Directive

Solvency II comes into effect on 1 January 2016 and examinations will be reflective of the Directive from 1 May 2016. 

The Insurance Act 2015

The Insurance Act 2015 comes into effect on 12 August 2016 and examinations will be reflective of the Act from 1 October 2016.

EU referendum

On 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU).

Prime Minister Theresa May announced, in October 2016, that 'Article 50' of the Lisbon Treaty would be invoked no later than the end of March 2017. In doing so, the two year bargaining period which will result in Britain leaving the EU begins. This means that, at the time of publication, the UK's membership of the EU will cease on a date no later than the end of March 2019.

Until this final 'withdrawal agreement' is entered into the UK will continue to be a full member of the Single Market, compliant with all current rules and regulations, and firms must continue to abide by their obligations under UK law, including those derived from EU law, and continue with implementation plans for legislation that is still to come into effect.

The longer term impacts of the decision to leave the EU on the overall regulatory framework for the UK will depend, in part, on the relationship between the UK and the EU that replaces the UK's current membership, but this is unlikely to take effect until the end of March 2019 at the earliest.

Please note: The UK decision to leave the European Union will have no impact on the 2017 CII syllabuses or exams. Changes that may affect future exam syllabuses will be announced as they arise.  

 

Assessment information

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