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Assessment information

 

Our 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.

important exam deadlines

Key dates for your diary.                                                   

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Before the exam

Everything you need to know leading up to your exam.

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After the exam

Ways we can help and support you post-exam.

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Our assessment methods

 

Multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam

Multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam – Study is based on a specified enrolment period from 01 January – 31 December for general insurance units, 01 May – 30 April for mixed assessment and non-UK units and 01 September – 31 August for financial services units. MCQ exams are available weekly at UK and non-UK online exam centres or via remote invigilation.

Written exam

Study is based on a 12 month enrolment period from the date of purchase. Written exams are held twice-yearly in April and October, with the exception of unit R06 which is tested four times-yearly, at UK and non-UK exam centres.

Coursework assessment

Study is based on a 12 month enrolment period from the date of purchase. Three written assignments, each typically between 2,000 - 3,000 words, need to be passed. Please see the shop page for the unit you are taking for full guidelines and instructions.

Mixed assessment

Study is based on a 18 month enrolment period from the date of purchase. A combination of a single coursework assignment must be passed within the first six months and a MCQ exam passed within 18 months. Please see the shop page for the unit you are taking for full guidelines and instructions.

Dissertation assessment

Study is based on a 18 month enrolment period from the date of purchase. A dissertation, typically between 10,000 - 11,000 words, on an agreed subject must be submitted. Please see the shop page for the unit you are taking for full guidelines and instructions.

 

It is essential that candidates familiarise themselves with the guidelines and instructions. Candidates should also familiarise themselves with the coursework and dissertation policies as well as exam policies before the assessment, and notes to results post-assessment.