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Award in general insurance

W01 (15 CII credits – Certificate level)

Designed for insurance practitioners working outside the UK, this single-unit qualification is ideal for those starting their careers in the insurance sector. It helps develop a basic understanding of insurance principles, procedures and products.

Download 2018 syllabus (PDF)


  • 2 hour exam
  • 100 multiple choice questions
  • 70% nominal pass mark

Recommended study hours: 50

Please note:

  • Award in General Insurance Enrolments are not available in the UK. Non-UK candidates can enrol online and by phoning Customer Service. You will be prompted to select your chosen international exam centre location and date
  • To enrol for the Award in Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland please call Customer Service on +44 (0)20 8989 8464

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Enrolment – 2018–19 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 May 18 to 30 Apr 19)

Information Enrolment, study materials and exam entry

  • Non-members £100.00
  • Members £90.00

Redeem exam voucher or book re-sit

Information Unit W01 exam

Prices displayed apply to those who wish to purchase an exam re-sit. You can also book here if you have a valid exam voucher for which you will not be charged.

  • Non-members £60.00
  • Members £50.00

Study text renewal

Information Upgrade your study text (printed, ebook and printable PDF) to the next edition

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