Following extensive consultation with employers and employees
across the insurance market, the CII has launched its updated
Insurance Competency Framework.
Available free via download, the Framework provides an
authoritative, objective way for firms to identify the competencies
required by individuals within their organisations. For individuals
it will facilitate their personal development and career
Crucially, the Framework is structured around competencies
rather than specific job roles. This caters for the wide variations
that exist in job roles from company to company. This approach
allows employers to select the competencies that are relevant to
their particular circumstances and requirements, and build a
competency profile for each job role within their organisation.
Indeed, employers can use the Framework as the basis of a
bespoke competency framework.
The structure of the Framework addresses:
- Competencies - core areas of knowledge and
skills required for all roles within insurance, such as legal,
regulatory and insurance principles.
- Specialist competencies - knowledge and skills
needed specifically for roles in the three key areas of
underwriting, intermediaries and claims.
The flexible nature of the Framework means that is can be used
by businesses from across the insurance market, both in the UK and
globally. It will aid regulatory compliance, provide structure and
momentum to staff development activity and, ultimately, enhance