Fri 10 Jul. 2015

Enhancements to the CII Insurance Qualifications Framework 2014-2018

Following the latest review, the CII is introducing a range of enhancements that will take effect between now and 2018.

These include:

Changed completion requirements - we are introducing more robust requirements for the Advanced Diploma to increase learning at advanced-level and sharpen the focus on the core disciplines of broking, underwriting and claims.

Enhanced subject offering - we are expanding the subjects offered to cover new and developing needs, and to address identified gaps in the framework.

Enhanced assessment methods - we will increase the use of coursework and dissertation as assessment methods to promote the development and application of both academic and work-related knowledge.

Withdrawal of financial services credits - we are phasing out the option to use credits gained from completing the CII's financial services units (with the exception of specified relevant units), or comparable from other awarding bodies, towards CII insurance qualifications. Candidates will still be able to seek recongition of prior learning for relevant exams and qualifications obtained through other awarding bodies that match a current CII insurance unit.

Where changes take effect this year details have already been communicated in our 2015 qualification documentation (see the Insurance qualifications brochure). Additionally we will write to all candidates directly affected by the changes.