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.
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
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.
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Due to the extent of syllabus overlap, certain combinations of current and withdrawn units will result in only one award of credits.
If a withdrawn equivalent is held you may not need to complete a current unit in order to satisfy a qualification's completion rules.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.
The Diploma comprises two compulsory units and option units from across the insurance qualifications framework. A minimum of 120 CII credits must be obtained for successful completion, with at least 90 CII credits at Diploma level or above. These credits can be used towards further CII qualifications.
There is no prescribed order in which units must be taken, but it is strongly recommended that you sit the required compulsory unit(s) first as these provide foundation knowledge upon which the others build.
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. Please note - units P61, P62, P63, P64 will be withdrawn in October 2020.