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.
Who's it for
- 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.
Recognition of prior learning
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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Those wishing to further their studies and achieve the Certificate in Insurance can use The Award in General Insurance as an alternative to the Certificate in Insurance unit (IF1) Insurance legal and regulatory to meet the compulsory unit requirements for the Certificate in Insurance. Please note: due to the amount of syllabus overlap, candidates passing both IF1 and the Award will only be awarded one set of credits. Read the ‘Key information’ overlay to the right of this page for details.
Members are entitled to use the designation CII (Award), subject to membership and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
Award level units are assessed by multiple choice question exam (MCQ). For online MCQ exams result notification is immediate on completion. For paper-based MCQ exams, results are released five weeks' following the exam sitting.
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Each qualification unit comes with a study package included, equipping you with the essential tools to support core learning. For a single fee, study packages typically include: study text, assessment entry and access to RevisionMate our online study tool.
We also offer additional study materials to support individual learning. These range from key fact booklets and next-edition study texts, to question packs and Learn interactive tutorials.
For full availability, click the unit links to the right of this page.