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Insurance, legal and regulatory

IF1 (15 Certificate credits)

This unit covers six essential topics, including the insurance market, legal principles, procedures and the major classes of insurance.

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CII revision courses provide expert tutor support ahead of the exam and are designed to improve your chances of passing.

Single day revision courses are structured to cover key elements of the syllabus and give suggestions for effective revision and exam technique.

They enable you to:

  • Explore the syllabus in detail
  • Clarify areas of concern in the syllabus
  • Discover what the examiner is looking for
  • Discuss common mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Learn useful revision and exam techniques.

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Member-only blended learning and exam package

For a single fee the blended learning programme includes all of the following tools:

Study text with updates 
Covering the unit syllabus in a straightforward and user-friendly format.

RevisionMate 
A host of online study support services including a study planner, quiz questions, specimen exam and a series of valuable hints and tips.

Key fact booklet
Pocket-sized booklet summarising material from the study text, great for use when travelling.

LEARN interactive tutorial
Interactive study programme backed by self-assessment tools and reference materials. 

Exam guide 
A specimen exam guide with answers and hints and tips on how to pass the exam. 

Discounted revision course
A discount of 20% on any IF1 revision course.

Exam entry
Entry to the exam itself. Important note: We strongly recommend that you enter to sit the exam whilst your study material remains current.

Notes
• Current membership of the CII is required. Non-members can join at the time of purchase.
• The membership admission fee of £37 will be waived for members joining when purchasing blended learning.
• Full details are provided on purchase.


Member-only blended learning and exam package

For a single fee the blended learning programme includes all of the following tools:

Study text with updates 
Covering the unit syllabus in a straightforward and user-friendly format.

RevisionMate 
A host of online study support services including a study planner, quiz questions, specimen exam and a series of valuable hints and tips.

Key fact booklet
Pocket-sized booklet summarising material from the study text, great for use when travelling.

LEARN interactive tutorial
Interactive study programme backed by self-assessment tools and reference materials. 

Exam guide 
A specimen exam guide with answers and hints and tips on how to pass the exam. 

Discounted revision course
A discount of 20% on any IF1 revision course.

Exam entry
Entry to the exam itself. Important note: We strongly recommend that you enter to sit the exam whilst your study material remains current.

Notes
• Current membership of the CII is required. Non-members can join at the time of purchase.
• The membership admission fee of £37 will be waived for members joining when purchasing blended learning.
• Full details are provided on purchase.

Learning materials

Study options - printed book

Members
£121.00
Non-members
£149.00
Study text with updates - 2016 edition (applicable to exams sat from 01 May 2016 – 31 Dec 2017)

This is a self-study course consisting of the coursebook with electronic updates. Updates will be made available for the examination period to which the study text relates (further details are included on the title page of the study text). Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

RevisionMate
Additionally, you will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Please note: Access is granted until 31 Dec 2017 when this study text enrolment expires.

Support typically includes a study planner, a  knowledge check (multiple choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forums, the latest examination guide and hints and tips on how to pass the exam. Full details will be provided with your study text.

Study text with updates - 2016 edition (applicable to exams sat from 01 May 2016 – 31 Dec 2017)

This is a self-study course consisting of the coursebook with electronic updates. Updates will be made available for the examination period to which the study text relates (further details are included on the title page of the study text). Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

RevisionMate
Additionally, you will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Please note: Access is granted until 31 Dec 2017 when this study text enrolment expires.

Support typically includes a study planner, a  knowledge check (multiple choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forums, the latest examination guide and hints and tips on how to pass the exam. Full details will be provided with your study text.

Members
£54.00
Non-members
£72.00
Update your study text to the next edition

We offer the option for you to extend the life of your enrolment once your course has expired and receive the next edition of the study text together with electronic updates. This option is renewable on an annual basis and you will be sent a letter inviting you to update your material.

Update your study text to the next edition

We offer the option for you to extend the life of your enrolment once your course has expired and receive the next edition of the study text together with electronic updates. This option is renewable on an annual basis and you will be sent a letter inviting you to update your material.

Study options - ebook (not refundable once downloaded)

Members
£121.00
Non-members
£149.00
ebook study text with updates - 2016 edition (applicable to exams sat from 01 May 2016 – 31 Dec 2017)

This is a self-study course applicable to exams sat from 01 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2017. It consists of a digital ebook study text, with electronic updates which will be made available for the examination period to which they relate (further details are included on the title page of the study text).

Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

RevisionMate
ebooks are delivered via RevisionMate, the CII's online study tool, where you will also have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies. Please note: Access to this support is granted until 31 Dec 2017 when this study text enrolment expires.

Support typically includes a study planner, key points and a knowledge check (multiple choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forums, the latest examination guide and hints and tips on how to pass the exam.

ebooks
ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android and Windows 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.

An ebook provides the same benefits as the the printed study text, with the same enrolment period, updates to content and access to RevisionMate. The cost (incl.VAT) is the same as the equivalent printed study text.

Additional benefits include:

  • Portability - study on the move and when using a printed study text isn't practical
  • Reduced paper use - paperless study reduces your impact on the environment
  • No postage fee - ebooks are delivered electronically through RevisionMate
  • Fast delivery - we aim for same day delivery for orders before midday Monday to Friday(customers receive an email to confirm their ebook is ready to download).

Depending on the device used, ebook features can include:

  • Annotation tools - these include the ability to add notes to pages and highlight key points
  • Easy navigation - interactive contents page and search function help you pinpoint content
  • Quick web link access - related articles and resources can be accessed with a single click
  • In-built dictionary - definitions for unfamiliar words
  • Read-aloud - available on supporting devices, allowing increased accessibility.

Find out more

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

ebook study text with updates - 2016 edition (applicable to exams sat from 01 May 2016 – 31 Dec 2017)

This is a self-study course applicable to exams sat from 01 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2017. It consists of a digital ebook study text, with electronic updates which will be made available for the examination period to which they relate (further details are included on the title page of the study text).

Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

RevisionMate
ebooks are delivered via RevisionMate, the CII's online study tool, where you will also have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies. Please note: Access to this support is granted until 31 Dec 2017 when this study text enrolment expires.

Support typically includes a study planner, key points and a knowledge check (multiple choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forums, the latest examination guide and hints and tips on how to pass the exam.

ebooks
ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android and Windows 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.

An ebook provides the same benefits as the the printed study text, with the same enrolment period, updates to content and access to RevisionMate. The cost (incl.VAT) is the same as the equivalent printed study text.

Additional benefits include:

  • Portability - study on the move and when using a printed study text isn't practical
  • Reduced paper use - paperless study reduces your impact on the environment
  • No postage fee - ebooks are delivered electronically through RevisionMate
  • Fast delivery - we aim for same day delivery for orders before midday Monday to Friday(customers receive an email to confirm their ebook is ready to download).

Depending on the device used, ebook features can include:

  • Annotation tools - these include the ability to add notes to pages and highlight key points
  • Easy navigation - interactive contents page and search function help you pinpoint content
  • Quick web link access - related articles and resources can be accessed with a single click
  • In-built dictionary - definitions for unfamiliar words
  • Read-aloud - available on supporting devices, allowing increased accessibility.

Find out more

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Members
£54.00
Non-members
£72.00
Update your ebook study text to the next edition

We offer the option for you to extend the life of your enrolment once your course has expired and receive the next edition of the ebook study text together with electronic updates. This option is renewable on an annual basis and you will be sent a letter inviting you to update your material.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Update your ebook study text to the next edition

We offer the option for you to extend the life of your enrolment once your course has expired and receive the next edition of the ebook study text together with electronic updates. This option is renewable on an annual basis and you will be sent a letter inviting you to update your material.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Revision aids 2016

Members
£59.00
Non-members
£66.00
Learn interactive tutorial (applicable to exams sat from 01 May 2016 – 31 Dec 2017)

Online tutorial providing highly interactive study, backed by an assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies.

Please note that this revision aid is designed to complement, not replace, the primary study text. It provides visually engaging and therefore memorable learning, but it covers only key and difficult topics, not the entire syllabus.

Minimum system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows/OSX/Android/iOS devices
  • Web browser: Latest versions of IE/Safari/Firefox/Chrome
  • Computer/laptop users: Latest version of Adobe Flash player.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Learn interactive tutorial (applicable to exams sat from 01 May 2016 – 31 Dec 2017)

Online tutorial providing highly interactive study, backed by an assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies.

Please note that this revision aid is designed to complement, not replace, the primary study text. It provides visually engaging and therefore memorable learning, but it covers only key and difficult topics, not the entire syllabus.

Minimum system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows/OSX/Android/iOS devices
  • Web browser: Latest versions of IE/Safari/Firefox/Chrome
  • Computer/laptop users: Latest version of Adobe Flash player.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Members
£26.00
Non-members
£30.00
Key fact booklet (applicable to exams sat from 01 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)

Comprehensive pocket-sized booklets summarising the key information contained in the coursebook. These are perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a coursebook is impractical.

Key fact booklet (applicable to exams sat from 01 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)

Comprehensive pocket-sized booklets summarising the key information contained in the coursebook. These are perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a coursebook is impractical.

Members
£26.00
Non-members
£30.00
e-key fact booklet (applicable to exams sat 01 May 16 to 31 Dec 17)

Summarising the key information contained in the study text (applicable to exams sat 01 May 2016 to 31 Dec 2017), e-key fact booklets are perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a study text is impractical.

e-key fact booklets are delivered via RevisionMate, the CII's online study tool and are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones, using appropriate ereader software.

They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

Please note:
• e-key fact booklets 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.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

e-key fact booklet (applicable to exams sat 01 May 16 to 31 Dec 17)

Summarising the key information contained in the study text (applicable to exams sat 01 May 2016 to 31 Dec 2017), e-key fact booklets are perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a study text is impractical.

e-key fact booklets are delivered via RevisionMate, the CII's online study tool and are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones, using appropriate ereader software.

They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

Please note:
• e-key fact booklets 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.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Members
£26.00
Non-members
£30.00
IF1 question pack – 2016 edition (applicable to exams sat from 01 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)

Delivered online through RevisionMate, packs contain 150 questions and provide comprehensive, flexible and interactive self-testing of the unit syllabus.

This edition is based on the exam syllabus examined from 01 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2017. Please note, access to the questions will not be granted after this period.

Instructions on how to access the online question pack will be sent to your registered email address within two working days of your order being placed.

Please note, questions are designed to test knowledge of the unit syllabus in preparation for the exam but are not a product of the same development process as the actual CII examination question bank.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

IF1 question pack – 2016 edition (applicable to exams sat from 01 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)

Delivered online through RevisionMate, packs contain 150 questions and provide comprehensive, flexible and interactive self-testing of the unit syllabus.

This edition is based on the exam syllabus examined from 01 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2017. Please note, access to the questions will not be granted after this period.

Instructions on how to access the online question pack will be sent to your registered email address within two working days of your order being placed.

Please note, questions are designed to test knowledge of the unit syllabus in preparation for the exam but are not a product of the same development process as the actual CII examination question bank.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Members
£12.00
Non-members
£13.00
IF1 Examination Guide for exams from 01 May 2016 – 31 Dec 2017

Multiple choice question Examination guides consist of a specimen examination, answers and useful hints on how to prepare for the examination. Multiple choice question Examination guides are updated annually to take into account syllabus and legislative changes.

Important note: Study option enrolees for this unit can download the latest exam guide for FREE from www.revisionmate.com

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

IF1 Examination Guide for exams from 01 May 2016 – 31 Dec 2017

Multiple choice question Examination guides consist of a specimen examination, answers and useful hints on how to prepare for the examination. Multiple choice question Examination guides are updated annually to take into account syllabus and legislative changes.

Important note: Study option enrolees for this unit can download the latest exam guide for FREE from www.revisionmate.com

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Exam entry

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£104.00
Non-members
£144.00
Unit IF1 exam
 

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 Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning units R01-R05 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 120 public centres outside the UK.
  • Coursework assessment - available for a select number of Advanced Diploma in Insurance units, Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning unit (AF6) Senior management and supervision and financial services unit (J09) Paraplanning, coursework assessment involves the completion of three written assignments during a 12 month period.
  • Mixed assessment - available for a number of Diploma in Insurance units and 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 and being introduced in October 2016 for (994) Insurance market 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.

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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:

Exam guide update

The IF1 Examination Guide for exams from 1 January 2015 to 30 April 2016 was first published in October 2014. Any questions which have been amended since the examination guide was first published will appear below.

Pdf icon small Question 82 & 83 - amended 01.01.2016

 

Learning solutions update

These updates are Learning Solutions updates for study purposes.

2016-17 edition

Please note that the 2016-17 edition of your study text will be valid for examinations to be held from 1 May 2016 until 31 December 2017.

Pdf icon small To view a list of the main areas of change in the 2016-17 edition, please click here.

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Pdf icon small IF1_2016-17_Web_update_02_04-04-2016

Pdf icon small IF1_2016-17_Web_update_03_15-04-2016

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Qualification update

Testing position

  • Examinations are based on the published syllabus. Syllabuses are available free of charge on the CII website www.cii.co.uk or on request.
  • Candidates will be examined on the basis of law and practice in England unless otherwise stated.
  • The IF1 examination consists of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs). 2 hours are allowed for this examination.
  • The general rule is that legislative and industry changes will not be examined earlier than 3 months after they come into effect.
  • Candidates must keep up to date with legislative and industry changes that occur.

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.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme - insurance compensation limits

Changes to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) insurance compensation limits came into effect in July 2015.  Examinations will be reflective of these changes from 1 October 2015.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme - deposit compensation limits

Changes to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) deposit compensation limits come into effect on 1 January 2016.  Examinations will be reflective of these changes from 1 January 2016.

Consumer Rights Act 2015

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 came into effect on 1 October 2015 and examinations will be reflective of the Act from 1 January 2016.

Insurance Premium Tax

Changes to the rates of Insurance Premium Tax come into effect on 1 October 2016.  Examinations will be reflective of these changes from 1 October 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

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