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.
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
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 63 calendar days following your submission.
For dissertations, results notification is 73 calendar days 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.
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 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.
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.