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Economics and business

530 (30 Advanced Diploma credits)

This unit is about enhancing understanding of the economic and business environment and its application to insurance. This unit would be of benefit to aspiring managers who wish to gain a greater understanding of the economic and business context in which they function.

Download the 2018 syllabus (PDF)

Assessment 

  • 3 coursework assignments of up to 3,200 words
  • 50% nominal pass mark

Recommended study hours: 150

This unit is tested by coursework assessment which includes a study text and the marking of a series of assignments.

Find out more about planned enhancements to the insurance qualifications framework »

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Enrolment (12 months)

Members
£455.00
Non-members
£550.00
Enrolment for 530 includes: 2018 study text (printed, ebook + printable PDF) with updates and coursework assessment (on RevisionMate)

Study text
This includes a printed study text, ebook and a printable PDF (ebook and PDF available on RevisionMate, with access granted for 12 months after enrolment) with electronic updates. Updates are available for 12 months after enrolment (further details on updates are included on the title page of the study text). 

Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the study text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes.

ebook
ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

ebooks are not PDF files and cannot be printed. The reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printable PDF
PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

• ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print; and

• print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

Coursework assessment
Candidates must complete and pass three written assignments, including any resubmissions, during the 12-month enrolment period to achieve a pass in the unit. Assignments are each up to 3,200 words in length and candidates must score a minimum of 50% in each.

Marking of assignments is included with the study text enrolment fee. Should a candidate fail an assignment, a re-submission fee will apply.

Find out more at www.cii.co.uk/coursework.

Important note
To get the most out of your enrolment please make sure we have an up-to-date valid email address for you. This will allow you to receive valuable reminders and additional information about your enrolment. If you are a new customer, please make sure you provide your email address when enrolling for coursework. If you are already registered with the CII, you can check we have the correct details at www.cii.co.uk/myCII.

Enrolment for 530 includes: 2018 study text (printed, ebook + printable PDF) with updates and coursework assessment (on RevisionMate)

Study text
This includes a printed study text, ebook and a printable PDF (ebook and PDF available on RevisionMate, with access granted for 12 months after enrolment) with electronic updates. Updates are available for 12 months after enrolment (further details on updates are included on the title page of the study text). 

Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the study text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes.

ebook
ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

ebooks are not PDF files and cannot be printed. The reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printable PDF
PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

• ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print; and

• print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

Coursework assessment
Candidates must complete and pass three written assignments, including any resubmissions, during the 12-month enrolment period to achieve a pass in the unit. Assignments are each up to 3,200 words in length and candidates must score a minimum of 50% in each.

Marking of assignments is included with the study text enrolment fee. Should a candidate fail an assignment, a re-submission fee will apply.

Find out more at www.cii.co.uk/coursework.

Important note
To get the most out of your enrolment please make sure we have an up-to-date valid email address for you. This will allow you to receive valuable reminders and additional information about your enrolment. If you are a new customer, please make sure you provide your email address when enrolling for coursework. If you are already registered with the CII, you can check we have the correct details at www.cii.co.uk/myCII.

Introduction

CII 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.


Study and assessment methods include:

  • Multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam - Study is based on a specified enrolment period, from 01 January – 31 December. MCQ exams are available weekly at UK and select non-UK online exam centres, or twice-yearly in April and October at non-UK paper-based exam centres.
  • Written exams - 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.
    Download Insurance Coursework assessment guidelines and instructions »
    Download Personal Finance Coursework assessment guidelines and instructions >>
    Download Personal Finance Coursework assignment 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.
    Download Mixed Assessment 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.
    Download Dissertation 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.

Advanced Diploma in Insurance units

This unit may also count towards

Learning solutions update

These updates are Learning Solutions updates for study purposes.

2018 edition

To view a list of the main areas of change in the 2018 edition, please click here.

Other information:

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Qualification update

Testing Position

Solvency II Directive

Solvency II comes into effect on 1 January 2016 and examinations will be reflective of the Directive from 1 May 2016. 

The Insurance Act 2015

The Insurance Act 2015 comes into effect on 12 August 2016 and examinations will be reflective of the Act from 1 October 2016.

EU referendum

On 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU).

Prime Minister Theresa May announced, in October 2016, that 'Article 50' of the Lisbon Treaty would be invoked no later than the end of March 2017. In doing so, the two year bargaining period which will result in Britain leaving the EU begins. This means that, at the time of publication, the UK's membership of the EU will cease on a date no later than the end of March 2019.

Until this final 'withdrawal agreement' is entered into the UK will continue to be a full member of the Single Market, compliant with all current rules and regulations, and firms must continue to abide by their obligations under UK law, including those derived from EU law, and continue with implementation plans for legislation that is still to come into effect.

The longer term impacts of the decision to leave the EU on the overall regulatory framework for the UK will depend, in part, on the relationship between the UK and the EU that replaces the UK's current membership, but this is unlikely to take effect until the end of March 2019 at the earliest.

Please note: The UK decision to leave the European Union will have no impact on the 2017 CII syllabuses or exams. Changes that may affect future exam syllabuses will be announced as they arise.

Data Protection

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018.  Examinations will be reflective of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 from 25 May 2018.

 

Assessment information

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