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Diploma in Insurance

Enhancing technical knowledge and understanding

The Diploma in Insurance is a technical and supervisory qualification for insurance staff working across all sectors of the industry, and the logical progression from the Certificate in Insurance. The Diploma will provide you with a firm understanding of insurance fundamentals and will enable you to build towards advanced technical knowledge, thereby ensuring you have the means to function effectively in a challenging environment.

  • Insurance technicians, and those who aspire to be technicians
  • Supervisors, team leaders and those with long-term ambitions of assuming managerial responsibilities
  • Anyone wishing to hold a recognised, respected insurance qualification
  • Insurance staff employed in support functions wishing to develop their knowledge of the business
  • Those wanting to develop their knowledge and understanding as part of a progression towards completion of the Advanced Diploma in Insurance and Chartered status

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

Specific study time guidelines are provided for each unit on its webpage and in the CII qualifications brochure. The notional Ofqual ‘Total Qualification Time’ for this qualification is 480 hours. This represents the time a student might typically take to complete the shortest combination of units. The number of hours may increase dependent on the units chosen.

Diploma level units are assessed by written exam or mixed assessment. For written exams in April and October, results notification is on designated dates, normally 6-8 weeks following the exam sitting. For mixed assessment, results notification is 40 working days following your coursework submission.

Find out more about assessment, including policies and 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.

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 Certificate in Insurance and respective 40 credits, the Diploma comprises two core units and option units from across the CII Insurance qualifications framework, providing a total of 120 credits on 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
Option units

We would also recommend that all Diploma entrants also sit unit (IF1) Insurance, legal and regulatory as this covers the workings of the market, including the legal and regulatory framework and the essentials of insurance practice.

Unit
Credits
Level
 
M21
Commercial insurance contract wording
Credits : 20
Level : 4
P61
Life, critical illness and disability underwriting
Credits : 30
Level : 4
P62
Life, critical illness and disability claims
Credits : 30
Level : 4
P63
Long term insurance business
Credits : 25
Level : 4
P64
Private medical insurance practice
Credits : 25
Level : 4
P66
Delegated authority - exam assessment
Credits : 25
Level : 4
M66
Delegated authority
Credits : 25
Level : 4
P67
Fundamentals of risk management - exam assessment
Credits : 25
Level : 4
M67
Fundamentals of risk management
Credits : 25
Level : 4
M80
Underwriting practice
Credits : 20
Level : 4
M81
Insurance broking practice
Credits : 20
Level : 4
M85
Claims practice
Credits : 20
Level : 4
P86
Personal insurances - exam assessment
Credits : 20
Level : 4
M86
Personal insurances
Credits : 20
Level : 4
M90
Cargo and goods in transit insurances
Credits : 25
Level : 4
M91
Aviation and space insurance
Credits : 30
Level : 4
M93
Commercial property & business interruption insurances
Credits : 25
Level : 4
M94
Motor insurance
Credits : 25
Level : 4
M96
Liability insurances
Credits : 25
Level : 4
M97
Reinsurance
Credits : 30
Level : 4
M98
Marine hull and associated liabilities
Credits : 30
Level : 4