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Chartered Insurance Institute
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Introduction to commercial insurance - one day course


This course provides an overview of the development of the commercial insurance market necessary to understand current practice, focussing on property insurance, general priciples of insurance, business interruption and liability policies. It also provides an insight into the key issues facing the market today and in the future.


  • The commercial insurance market 
  • Property insurance 
  • General principles: fire and special perils, all risks, theft money and goods in transits
  • Business interruption 
  • Calculating a gross profit sum insured 
  • Basic perils insured 
  • The indemnity period 
  • Underwriting considerations and the basis of rating 
  • Liability policies: employers' liability, public liability and product liability.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course you will have:

  • Obtained a broad knowledge of commercial insurance 
  • Gained an understanding of commercial insurance products and covers available • Gained an essential perspective of current market practices. 

Who should attend?

This is ideal for anyone who is new to the insurance and reinsurance industry or administrative staff working directly in the market or supporting areas.

CPD hours

Attendance of this course awards up to 6 CPD hours where you consider it relevant to your professional development needs.

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Scheduled dates for this course have now sold out, please keep checking the website for updates to availability. Dates are added subject to demand and can also be run in-house for corporate clients.