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Award in General Insurance (Non-UK)

Designed for insurance practitioners working outside the UK

This single-unit Award is ideal for those outside the UK and starting their careers in the insurance sector. It helps develop a basic understanding of insurance principles, procedures and products including the main legal principles related to insurance contracts, the main regulatory principles related to insurance business and key aspects of ethics, corporate governance and internal controls.


  • Anyone working in the insurance industry irrespective of age, educational background or experience.
  • In a growing number of territories it meets the regulatory qualification requirements relevant to insurance practitioners. In other non-regulated environments it provides a development pathway where no local educational and professional provision is available.
  • Insurance practitioners at the start of their career or seeking to build on existing knowledge through formal study.
  • Insurance practitioners needing to satisfy the minimum operating standards set by the regulators in Bahrain and/or Qatar.

The Award also supports ongoing professional development as, on passing the exam, you will hold one of the three Awards needed to complete the Certificate in Insurance and Financial Services.

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 Certificate.

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Award level units are assessed by multiple choice question exam (MCQ). For online MCQ exams result notification is immediate on completion.
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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.

Due to the extent of syllabus overlap, certain combinations of current and withdrawn units will result in only one award of credits.

If a withdrawn equivalent is held you may not need to complete a current unit in order to satisfy a qualification's completion rules.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

The Award comprises one core unit which provides a total of 15 credits on successful completion.

Award in General Insurance (non-UK) (W01)
Credits : 15
Level : 3