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Advanced Diploma in Insurance

Putting professionalism into practice

The Advanced Diploma in Insurance is a professional qualification providing an enhanced understanding of insurance practice, both technical subject matter and overall application skills. A comprehensive assessment of market knowledge and understanding. In becoming Advanced Diploma qualified you join the community of proven insurance professionals. It is evidence of your purpose, commitment and ability.

  • Today's insurance managers and technical specialists
  • Staff with aspirations to become managers in the future
  • Those employees who wish to demonstrate their professional standing
  • Insurance employees without another professional qualification and those who wish to build upon existing general academic qualifications, such as a degree, by obtaining an industry-specific qualification

Before starting study, check to see whether any of your previous academic qualifications or credits from other professional bodies and institutes can be carried towards completion of the Diploma

Find out more about recognition of prior learning

The notional Ofqual ‘Total Qualification Time’ for this qualification is 660 hours. This represents the time a student might typically take to upgrade their CII Level 4 Diploma in Insurance to the CII Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Insurance by the shortest combination of units from the core and optional units available.

The number of hours may increase dependent on the units chosen so will be between approximately 660-850 hours for the Advanced Diploma core and optional units, plus further study time for any units required to meet the additional completion requirements for students who have not already completed these as part of their prior study.

Advanced Diploma level units are assessed by coursework, dissertations and written exams.

For coursework assessment, results notification is 40 working days following your submission.

For dissertations, results notification is 50 working days following your submission.

For written exams in April and October, results notification is on designated dates, normally 6-8 weeks following the exam sitting.

Find out more about assessments, including policies and exam centres

Qualification units are delivered through purchasing an Enrolment, equipping you with the essential materials to support core learning. For a single fee, an Enrolment typically includes: study text, assessment and access to RevisionMate, our online study tool. 

We also offer additional revision aids through purchasing Enrolment plus for most key units. These range from Key fact booklets and Question packs, to Learn online tutorials.

From the Advanced Diploma you can apply for Chartered status (subject to having five years' experience, not necessarily post-qualification), with the CII's four Chartered insurance titles reflecting your career specialism:

  • Chartered Insurer
  • Chartered Insurance Broker
  • Chartered Insurance Practitioner
  • Chartered Insurance Risk Manager

Chartered status cements your professional standing and gives you parity with other professionals such as accountants and solicitors. The CII also offers corporate Chartered status to qualifying firms of insurance brokers, further enhancing the visible professionalism of the broker sector. 

If after completing the Advanced Diploma you wish to continue with formal professional development you could study for Fellowship of the CII.

This exclusive qualification held by fewer than 6,000 working insurance practitioners is the CII's highest level of qualification and attainment is globally recognised as an indicator of expertise and experience.

Due to the extent of syllabus overlap, certain combinations of current and withdrawn 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

Completion requirements

Core units

On the assumption you already hold the Diploma in Insurance and respective 120 credits, the Advanced Diploma comprises three core units and option units from the CII Insurance qualifications framework, providing a total of 290 credits on successful completion. There is no prescribed order in which units must be taken, but it is strongly recommended that you sit the required core unit(s) first as these provide foundation knowledge upon which the others build.

Unit
Credits
Level
 
M92
Insurance business and finance
Credits : 25
Level : 4
OR
530
Economics and business
Credits : 30
Level : 6
M05
Insurance law
Credits : 25
Level : 4
820
Advanced claims
Credits : 30
Level : 6
OR
930
Advanced insurance broking
Credits : 30
Level : 6
OR
960
Advanced underwriting
Credits : 30
Level : 6
Option units
Unit
Credits
Level
 
590
Principles of Takaful
Credits : 30
Level : 6
945
Marketing insurance products and services
Credits : 30
Level : 6
990
Insurance corporate management
Credits : 30
Level : 6
991
London market insurance specialisation
Credits : 50
Level : 7
992
Risk management in insurance
Credits : 30
Level : 6
993
Advances in strategic risk management in insurance
Credits : 50
Level : 7
994
Insurance market specialisation
Credits : 50
Level : 7
995
Strategic underwriting
Credits : 30
Level : 6
996
Strategic claims management
Credits : 30
Level : 6
997
Advanced risk financing and transfer
Credits : 30
Level : 6