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Chartered Insurance Institute
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International insurance and reinsurance - four week course


An intensive programme which provides extensive coverage of the principal areas of non-life insurance. Expert tutors, including senior consultants and specialist market practitioners present this programme.



  • The UK insurance market
  • Basic insurance principles.

Risk management

  • Risk identification
  • Risk avoidance
  • Risk reduction.

Personal insurances

  • Household insurance
  • Travel insurance.

Fire and extra perils insurances

  • Fire insurance
    •  Modern practice
    •  Standard perils
    •  Common extension clauses
    •  Insurance of stock on declaration terms
    •  Collective and blanket policies
  • Fire insurance underwriting
    • Principles and practice
    • Modern developments and trends
  • Extra perils including 'all risks'
    •  Range and scope
    •  Underwriting considerations and practice
  • Fire hazards and surveying
    • General and industrial
    • Preparation of plans and reports.

Business interruption insurance

  • Basic theory
    • The effect of interruption on earning power
    • Variable and standing charges
  • The standard BI policy
    • Cover, definitions, specification
    • Difference basis for gross profit
    • Application of 'average'
    • Special circumstances clause
  • Extra perils, extensions and special covers
  • Insurance of the payroll
  • Underwriting and rating
    •  Interruption risk
    •  Basis rate
    •  Profits rate
    •  Effect of indemnity period.

Theft and money insurances

  • Covers available
  • Underwriting, surveying and security
  • Features
  • Risk assessment.

Motor insurance

  • Policy covers
  • Selection of risks
  • Rating features.

Contractors 'all risks' insurance

  • Perils insured
  • The insurance of plant and equipment
  • Underwriting and rating
  • The development of business.

Liability insurances

  • Public liability
    •  Types of policy
    •  Problems in assessment of risk
    •  Underwriting and rating features.
  • Products liability
    • The legal position of wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers, customers and consumers
    • Underwriting considerations
    • Consequential loss.
  • Employers' liability and workmen's compensation comparison
    • Legal background
    • Standard policy covers
    • Underwriting problems
    • Surveys and accident prevention.

Marine insurance

  • Marine insurance associations
  • Marine hull and cargo insurances
  • Clauses and policy forms
  • Underwriting practice
  • Marine claims
  • The market.

Aviation insurance

  • Law and market
  • Aviation hull insurance
  • Policy covers, underwriting practice and methods of rating.


  • The nature and functions of reinsurance
    • Facultative reinsurance
    • Proportional and excess of loss treaties
    • Principles and practice of rating
    • Legal principles
  • Non-traditional methods of risk transfer
    •  Captives
    •  Alternative risk transfer.

The course also includes a visit to Lloyd's and the headquarters of the CII in London.

Learning outcomes

This course will provide:

  • Fast-track upgrading of existing knowledge of insurance and reinsurance
  • Extensive and intensive coverage of principal areas of insurance and reinsurance business
  • An extremely valuable networking opportunity with delegates.

Who should attend?

The course is intended for delegates who hold junior management positions or those who have management potential. Delegates must have a good knowledge of the English language and have an understanding of the principles of insurance. Experience of one or more of the major classes of general insurance is an advantage.

Follow-on courses

Role specific courses as listed in this directory.

CPD hours

Attendance of this course awards up to 108 CPD hours where you consider it relevant to your professional development needs.

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