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Fast track your future - CII
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         Your guide to studying with us

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About us                                Contents
The Chartered Insurance Institute
(CII) is a professional body            4. Your journey our
dedicated to building public trust in      commitment
the insurance and personal finance
                                        6. Becoming a member
profession. Over 125,000 members
commit to high professional             8. Your sector-specific
standards and continuing                   Society
professional development.
We work with businesses to              10. Recognition of prior
                                            learning
develop bespoke, company-wide
solutions that ensure competitive       12. Studying with us
advantage by enhancing
employees’ technical and                14. Insurance qualifications
professional competence.
                                           16. Insurance
Success in CII qualifications                  qualifications
is universally recognised as                   framework
evidence of knowledge and                  18. Insurance
technical expertise.                           qualifications
Our members are able to drive
                                        42. Personal Finance
personal development and maintain
                                            qualifications
their professional standing by
adhering to our Code of Ethics             44. Personal Finance
and by accessing a range of                    qualifications
learning services.                             framework
                                           46. Personal Finance
Find out more at: cii.co.uk
                                               qualifications

                                        72. Enrolment

                                        74. Enrolment plus
Our vision
Our vision is to build public           76. Member designations
trust across the insurance and
personal finance profession             78. Chartered status
by providing relevant learning,
                                        80. Fellowship
insightful leadership and an
engaged membership. Driving             82. Your next steps
professional standards is at
the heart of everything we do.
Ethical conduct and technical
competence are supported by our
Code of Ethics and qualifications,
designed in conjunction with
sector practitioners and registered
with Ofqual in the Regulated
Qualifications Framework.

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Your journey
our
commitment
We are here to support you and your career development, whether
you’re new to the sector or a professional looking to progress your
career aspirations.

Tailor your qualification pathway                 Earn recognition for your                         Become a member                               Earn the mark of professionalism
The flexibility of our qualifications framework   prior learning                                    Membership supports your professional         Once qualified, members are entitled to use
allows you to select units that match the         If you hold a degree or professional              development and enhances your                 the accompanying designation. In order to
requirements of your current role or future       qualification in a relevant subject, such as      career potential.                             ensure your expertise remains current, use
career aspirations. We use a range of             accounting, business, maths or law, you                                                         of designations is dependent on ongoing
                                                                                                    As a member, you can join a sector-specific
assessment methods, all carefully chosen and      could receive CII credits that count towards                                                    membership and CPD requirements.
                                                                                                    Society, focusing on the issues that matter
designed to promote the optimum type of           completion of a CII qualification. In doing so,   most in your sector.                          To see the full list of designations available,
learning for each level and qualification.        you could avoid duplication of learning and                                                     head to pages 76-77.
                                                  achieve your qualification more quickly.          Find out more on pages 6-9.
Find out more on pages 12-41 and 42-71.
                                                                                                                                                  Advanced Diploma holders can apply for
                                                  Find out more on pages 10-11.                                                                   Chartered status and progress to Fellowship.
                                                                                                                                                  Find out more on pages 78-81..

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Dedicated
                                                                                                                                                               Becoming a member

to your
development
Our members are committed to ongoing professional development and
champion the sharing of good practice to improve consumer outcomes.
As a member, enjoy content designed to enhance your knowledge and
keep you ahead of the curve.

Standards                         Continuing Professional            Extensive member               The Learning                      Knowledge Services               Member discounts
Be part of a professional         Development (CPD)                  network                        Content Hub                       For referencing and research     As a member, you will benefit
body that’s recognised and        Members commit to ongoing          A core benefit of your         For digital content that          which supports your              from significant discounts
respected by employers,           learning and development,          membership is access to an     informs and inspires, whilst      continued learning, log in and   (typically over 20%) on
regulators and your               helping to ensure their            unrivalled network of local    meeting your professional         enjoy thousands of resources,    exams, study materials and
professional peers. We play       knowledge remains up-to-           hubs throughout the UK,        development needs, browse         including journals, ebooks,      accreditation of prior learning.
a pivotal role within the         date and relevant. We have         Channel Islands and the Isle   our Hub for topical and           online reports and more.
                                                                                                                                                                       You can also take advantage
profession, setting standards     created a programme of             of Man. 56 Local Institutes    business relevant resources       cii.co.uk/knowledge-services     of Perks, our affinity
for competence and                events and a wealth of online      in addition to 26 Personal     including: good practice                                           benefits scheme which
influencing future direction.     resources to ensure your           Finance Society Regional       guides, videos, webinars,
                                                                                                                                      eLibrary                         offers discounts on a range
                                  professional development           Committees provide you         ebooks, blogs and podcasts –                                       of products and services.
Professionalism                   is at the forefront of your        with access to local events    many of which are produced        Members have access to an        Members studying towards
                                  membership.                        and activities that help       by some of the most               online searching tool which      a qualification can also apply
Our members are highly
                                                                     fulfil your professional       influential minds in insurance.   enables you to browse            for a TOTUM PRO student
respected for their knowledge     cii.co.uk/cpd
                                                                     expectations and grow your                                       thousands of resources           discount card.
and expertise. Membership                                                                           cii.co.uk/learning-content-hub
                                                                     professional network.                                            from several databases
supports your professional
                                  Ethical culture                                                                                     covering general insurance,      cii.co.uk/membership
development, enhances
                                  By adhering to our Code of                                                                          life and pensions, financial
your career potential and
                                  Ethics, members commit to                                                                           planning and risk as well
integrates you into a network
                                  upholding high professional                                                                         as resources on leadership
of like-minded professionals.
                                  standards of integrity, probity                                                                     and management. The
                                  and ethical fair dealing.                                                                           collection includes ebooks,
Trust                             Ethics are a cornerstone of                                                                         articles, market reports and
Public trust is at the heart      professionalism, and ethical                                                                        dictionaries, all of which are
of all that we do. Our Royal      behaviour is crucial to securing                                                                    available online. You can also
Charter ensures we never          public trust and confidence in                                                                      download and borrow ebooks
lose sight of our mission. We     the profession.                                                                                     on your tablet or PC, mobile
help to unite the profession,                                                                                                         or tablet device.
increasing its credibility with   cii.co.uk/code
                                                                                                                                      cii.co.uk/elibrary
consumers. Together, we
drive confidence in the power
of professional standards.

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Join your
                                                                                                                                                 Your sector-specific Society

professional
community

Our sector-specific Societies are dedicated to supporting you at                                  By becoming a member of a Society, you are joining a community
every stage of your career, focusing on the issues that matter most                               of professionals committed to driving the profession forward through
in your sector.                                                                                   technical expertise, ethical behaviour, and a culture of learning
                                                                                                  and development.

Business relevant insights                        By providing focused CPD content                Personal Finance Society             Society of Insurance             Society of Claims
                                                  opportunities along with a dedicated
Guided by an Advisory Board of leading                                                            The leading professional             Broking                          Professionals
market practitioners, each Society addresses      programme of digital and face-to-face events,
                                                                                                  body in the UK for the                                                Committed to insurance
developments relevant to your sector through      your Society offers access to the content                                            Bespoke to those working
                                                                                                  personal finance profession.                                          claims professionals.
insights and good practice guidance.              that matters most to you, helping you build a                                        within the broking sector.
                                                  strong professional network and to advance      thepfs.org                                                            socp.org.uk
                                                                                                                                       sib.org.uk
Societies work closely with key sectoral          your career.
stakeholders to help identify emerging
trends, with research and thought leadership      Our members say:                                Society of Underwriting              Society of Mortgage
providing you with the confidence to make                                                         Professionals                        Professionals
key decisions.                                    “It is great to share a common platform with
                                                  others in the same industry and job. The        Supporting those involved in         Dedicated to professionals
                                                  articles are very informative – keeps one up    evaluating and pricing risk.         working in the mortgage
Supporting your career needs                      to date with current situations.”               socup.org.uk                         market.
Each Society is committed to your ongoing                                                                                              smp.org.uk
professional development which means              Feedback received via member survey 2020
supporting you throughout every stage of
your career. Whilst professional qualifications
demonstrate your technical competence,
                                                                                                  How to join your Society
membership provides you with the insights                                                         New members can select their Society when registering for membership. If you are an existing
and resources to help you progress.                                                               member, you can join your Society by contacting Customer Service or visiting the Society’s website.

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Recognition
                           Recognition of prior learning

     not                   Before studying with us, check
                           whether your previous qualifications

     repetition            from other professional bodies,
                           institutes or universities count
                           towards a CII qualification. It could
                           save repeated learning and reduce
                           your qualification costs.
                           To find out if you’re eligible, details
                           of the fee payable and to make
                           an application, visit:
                           cii.co.uk/prior-learning

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Studying with us

Quality assured learning                                                                                    RQF levels in context
Formed in consultation with experienced market practitioners and registered with Ofqual                     We have summarised each RQF level descriptor below, along with how each of our qualifications’
in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)*, our qualifications are quality assured.                   content and objectives correspond to that level. This should help you identify those that match
                                                                                                            your skills and experience as well as your career aspirations. For each RQF level, we have
Choosing the qualification that’s right for you                                                             signposted qualification equivalents to help you further understand their difficulty. More
Our qualifications range in difficulty to ensure we meet the needs of individuals at different stages       information on qualification equivalents can be found on the Ofqual website.
in their career. We indicate the difficulty of a qualification by attributing it an RQF level: the higher
the RQF level, the more the qualification demands from the learner.                                         The colours assigned to the RQF levels have been applied to their respective qualifications
                                                                                                            throughout this brochure. You’ll also notice our qualifications are labelled ‘Award’, ‘Certificate’,
The level of qualification you obtain can act as an indicator of your understanding of the subject          ‘Diploma’ and ‘Advanced Diploma’ to help you determine their size. The recommended study
for employers and your wider network to recognise.                                                          hours for an Award would be significantly less than that of an Advanced Diploma.

     RQF level 2                       RQF level 3                          RQF level 4                        RQF level 6                               RQF level 7
     Level 2 qualifications            Level 3 qualifications               Level 4 qualifications             Level 6 qualifications                    Level 7 qualifications
     build a basic                     develop an                           build a deeper                     develop the ability                       develop the ability
     understanding of the              understanding of the                 technical and applied              to apply advanced                         to use specialised
     sector and its key topics         key principles, processes            understanding of                   or specialised                            skills, research and
     that can be applied               and products in greater              principles, processes              understanding to                          analysis to evaluate
     to common situations.             detail that can be                   and products, enabling             complex situations.                       and propose enhanced
                                       applied to practice.                 analysis of core and                                                         ways of working within
     Qualifications at this                                                 specialist areas.                  Within the insurance                      the sector and in
     level typically provide           Qualifications at this                                                  profession, level 6                       professional practice
     an introduction to topics         level are ideal for those            Qualifications at this             qualifications are                        in situations where
     within insurance and              looking to appreciate the            level are suited to those          suited to managers of                     there are many
     personal finance, and are         fundamental practices                who wish to have their             technical functions such                  interacting factors.
     ideal for those in trainee        of key topics at junior              technical or specialist            as claims, broking or
     or junior roles, those new        to mid-level roles.                  applied knowledge and              underwriting.                             Qualifications give
     to the sector, or those                                                skills recognised through                                                    recognition to
     working in roles that             Level 3 qualifications               formal qualifications              Within the personal                       professionals who
     support technical areas           within personal finance              for technical roles.               finance profession,                       are taking the sector
     of an organisation, such          provide licences to                                                     level 6 qualifications                    forward through
     as Human Resources or             practice in areas such               Level 4 qualifications             provide recognition that                  researching and
     Information Technology.           as mortgage and equity               within personal finance            you have consolidated                     proposing strategies
                                       release advice, and in               provide a licence to               and enhanced your                         and new ways of
                                       some oversight roles                 practice for retail                technical knowledge to                    working that will bring
                                       such as life and pensions            investment advice and              use in complex client                     benefits to the sector
                                       office administration.               advanced professional              scenarios where options                   and its customers.
                                                                            recognition for                    must be carefully
                                                                            mortgage advisers.                 analysed and balanced.

     Approximate level                 Approximate level                    Approximate level                  Approximate level                         Approximate level
     of study:                         of study:                            of study:                          of study:                                 of study:
     GCSE                              A-Level                              First year of                      Bachelor’s degree                         Master’s degree
                                                                            undergraduate study

Your Learning Statement
To help you plan your study journey, your personalised Learning Statement will keep a record
of your units and credits as you achieve them. It will also explain how they contribute towards
further qualifications.
                                                                                                            *CII qualifications are also regulated by Qualification Wales, using the Credit and Qualifications Framework Wales
Request your learning statement online: cii.co.uk/learningstatement. Registration is simple and free.       (CQFW). The CQFW level for each qualification mirrors the RQF level.

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                                                                            Contents

qualifications             RQF level 2
                           Award for the Foundation Insurance Test
                           Award in Motor Insurance
                                                                                      18
                                                                                      19
                           Award in Travel Insurance                                  20
                           Award in Home Insurance			                                 21
                           Award in Pet Insurance                                     22

                           RQF level 3 equivalent
                           Award in General Insurance (Hong Kong)		                   24
                           Award in Motor Insurance Claims and Underwriting (India)   25
                           Award in Motor Insurance Products and Policies (India)     26
                           Certificate in Motor Insurance (India)                     27
                           Award in General Insurance (non-UK)			                     28
                           Award in Customer Service in Insurance (non-UK)            30
                           Certificate in Insurance and Financial Services (non-UK)   31

                           RQF level 3
                           Award in London Market Insurance		                         32
                           Certificate in London Market Insurance                     33
                           Certificate in Insurance                                   34

                           RQF level 4
                           Diploma in Insurance		                                     36

                           RQF level 6
                           Advanced Diploma in Insurance                              38

                           RQF level 7
                           Certificate in London Market Insurance Specialisation      40
                           Certificate in Insurance Market Specialisation             41

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Insurance qualifications                                                                                   This is the framework for our insurance qualification units.
                                                                                                           They are grouped according to their difficulty, from level 2 through to level 7.
Unit framework                                                                                             Depending on the qualification you want to achieve, you’ll need to study a number of
                                                                                                           these units. Some of our qualifications require just one unit while others require several.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Study and assessment key
  RQF level: 2                  RQF level:                RQF level: 3                                      RQF level: 4                                          RQF level: 6             RQF level: 7
  CII credit level:             3 equivalent              CII credit level:                                 CII credit level:                                     CII credit level:        CII credit level:            Assessment methods vary depending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        on the unit’s level and subject matter.
  Award                         CII credit level:         Certificate                                       Diploma                                               Advanced Diploma         Advanced Diploma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Each unit within the framework has
                                Certificate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        been assigned an icon, to identify
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the assessment method from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        options below.
  (FIT) Foundation              The following units are   (IF1) Insurance, Legal    (LM1) London Market     (M05) Insurance Law          (M94) Motor Insurance    (530) Economics          (993) Advances
  Insurance Test                not registered as part    and Regulatory            Insurance Essentials    25 credits                   25 credits               and Business             in Strategic Risk
  6 credits                     of the UK’s Regulated     15 credits                10 credits              120 study hours              100 study hours          30 credits               Management in
  40 study hours                Qualifications            60 study hours            40 study hours                                                                150 study hours          Insurance                    Multiple choice question (MCQ) exam
                                Framework (RQF).                                                                                                                                           50 credits
                                                                                                            (M21) Commercial             (M96) Liability                                                                Study is based on a specified enrolment period,
  (PL1) Introduction to                                   (IF2) General Insurance   (LM2) London Market     Insurance Contract Wording   Insurances               (820) Advanced Claims    180 study hours              from 01 January–31 December for UK exams, and
                                (IMP) Motor Insurance
  Motor Insurance 1             Products and Policies     Business                  Insurance Principles    20 credits                   25 credits               30 credits                                            01 May–30 April for non-UK exams. MCQ exams
  0 credits                     (India)                   15 credits                and Practices           100 study hours              100 study hours          150 study hours                                       can be sat at UK and international online exam
  20 study hours                15 credits                60 study hours            15 credits                                                                                                                          centres, subject to availability, or via remote
                                60 study hours                                      60 study hours          (M66) Delegated Authority    (M97) Reinsurance        (930) Advanced                                        invigilation.
  (PL2) Introduction to                                   (IF3) Insurance                                                                                         Insurance Broking        (991) London Market
                                                                                                            25 credits                   30 credits                                        Insurance Specialisation
  Travel Insurance 1            (IMU) Motor               Underwriting Process      (LM3) London            100 study hours              120 study hours          30 credits
  0 credits                     Insurance Claims and      15 credits                Market Underwriting                                                           150 study hours          50 credits
  20 study hours                Underwriting (India)      60 study hours            Principles                                                                                             180 study hours
                                                                                                            (M67) Fundamentals           (M98) Marine Hull and                                                          Written exam
                                15 credits                                          15 credits              of Risk Management           Associated Liabilities   (945) Marketing
                                60 study hours                                      60 study hours                                                                                         (994) Insurance              Study is based on a 12 month enrolment period
  (PL3) Introduction to                                   (IF4) Insurance Claims                            25 credits                   30 credits               Insurance Products                                    from the date of purchase. Most exams are
                                                          Handling Process                                                                                        and Services             Market Specialisation
  Home Insurance 1                                                                                          100 study hours              100 study hours                                                                on-screen written exams and some may be
                                (IN7) Indian Healthcare   15 credits                                                                                              30 credits               50 credits
  0 credits                                                                                                                                                                                180 study hours              available by remote invigilation.
  20 study hours                Insurance Products        60 study hours                                    (M80) Underwriting                                    150 study hours
                                15 credits                                                                  Practice
  (PL4) Introduction to         50 study hours            (IF5) Motor Insurance                             20 credits                                            (960) Advanced
  Pet Insurance 1                                         Products                                          80 study hours                                        Underwriting
  0 credits                     (W01) Award in            15 credits                                                                                              30 credits                                            Mixed assessment
  20 study hours                General Insurance         60 study hours                                    (M81) Insurance                                       150 study hours                                       Study is based on an 18 month enrolment period
                                (non-UK) 2                                                                  Broking Practice                                                                                            from the date of purchase. Candidates must pass
                                15 credits                (IF6) Household                                   20 credits                                            (990) Insurance                                       a coursework assignment within the first six
                                50 study hours            Insurance Products                                80 study hours                                        Corporate Management                                  months and a MCQ exam within 18 months.
Notes                           (WH1) Award in
                                                          15 credits
                                                          60 study hours
                                                                                                                                                                  30 credits
                                                                                                                                                                  150 study hours
1. Completion of three of                                                                                   (M85) Claims Practice
                                General Insurance
   the four Personal Lines      (Hong Kong) 3                                                               20 credits
                                                          (IF7) Healthcare                                  80 study hours                                        (992) Risk Management                                 Coursework assignments
   Awards (PL1, PL2, PL3        15 credits                Insurance Products                                                                                      in Insurance
   and PL4) contributes 15      50 study hours                                                                                                                                                                          Study is based on a 12 month enrolment period
                                                          15 credits                                        (M86) Personal Insurances                             30 credits                                            from the date of purchase. Candidates must pass
   CII credits towards the
                                                          60 study hours                                                                                          150 study hours
   unit requirement of the                                                                                  20 credits                                                                                                  three written assignments, each typically
                                (W04) Award in
   Certificate in Insurance.    Customer Service in                                                         80 study hours                                                                                              2,000-3,000 words.
                                                          (IF8) Packaged                                                                                          (995) Strategic
2. Unit W01 is also available   Insurance (non-UK)        Commercial Insurances                                                                                   Underwriting
                                15 credits                                                                  (M90) Cargo and Goods
   in Arabic (W02) and                                    15 credits                                                                                              30 credits
   in Simplified Chinese        50 study hours            60 study hours                                    in Transit Insurances                                 150 study hours
   (WM1).                                                                                                   25 credits                                                                                                  Dissertation
                                (WCE) Insurance                                                             100 study hours
                                Claims Handling           (IF9) Customer Service                                                                                  (996) Strategic                                       Study is based on an 18 month enrolment period
3. Unit WH1 is also                                       in Insurance                                                                                            Claims Management                                     from the date of purchase. Candidates must
   available in Traditional     (non-UK) 4
                                                          15 credits                                        (M91) Aviation and Space                              30 credits                                            submit a dissertation, typically 10,000-11,000
   Chinese (HGT). Both          15 credits                                                                  Insurance
                                60 study hours            60 study hours                                                                                          150 study hours                                       words, on an agreed subject.
   WH1 and HGT are                                                                                          30 credits
   available to candidates                                                                                  120 study hours
   in Hong Kong only.           (WUE) Insurance           (I10) Insurance Broking                                                                                 (997) Advanced Risk
                                Underwriting              Fundamentals                                                                                            Financing and Transfer
4. Unit WCE is also             (non-UK) 5                15 credits                                        (M92) Insurance                                       30 credits
   available in Arabic          15 credits                60 study hours                                    Business and Finance                                  150 study hours
   (WCA) and Traditional        60 study hours                                                              25 credits,
   Chinese (WCT).                                                                                           100 study hours
                                                          (I11) Introduction to
                                                          Risk Management
5. Unit WUE is also                                                                                         (M93) Commercial
   available in Arabic                                    15 credits
                                                          60 study hours                                    Property and Business                                 (590) Principles
   (WUA) and Traditional                                                                                    Interruption Insurances                               of Takaful 6
   Chinese (WUT).                                                                                           25 credits                                            30 credits
                                                                                                            100 study hours                                       120 study hours
6. Unit 590 is also available
   in Arabic (595).

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Award for the Foundation Insurance Test                                                                                                                Award in Motor Insurance

2                          6              N/A                  40 hrs                               2                    N/A                  N/A                 20 hrs
RQF level                  CII credits    Member               Recommended study time per unit      RQF level            CII credits          Member              Recommended study time per unit
                                          designation                                                                                         designation

Overview                                                                                            Overview
The Level 2 Award for the Foundation Insurance Test is an introductory-level qualification that     The Level 2 Award in Motor Insurance is suitable for entry-level staff, anyone working in
helps you develop an understanding of key insurance topics: how the insurance market operates,      customer-facing roles and those in support roles seeking to build a better understanding
fundamental risk and insurance principles and procedures, and core personal and commercial          of motor insurance.
insurance products.
                                                                                                    The Award gives a broad understanding of motor insurance, including the need for cover and
The Award is particularly suitable if you’re new to the sector, or in an associated profession or   its benefits; insurance legal principles and duties; product features; how cover is arranged and
support role where you need to demonstrate a basic understanding of general insurance.              provided, and the principles of delivering good customer service.

Completion requirements                                                                             Completion requirements
The Award comprises one core unit providing six CII credits on successful completion. These         The Award comprises one core unit: Introduction to Motor Insurance.
credits can be used towards further CII qualifications.
                                                                                                    (PL1) Introduction to Motor
(FIT) Foundation                                                                                    Insurance
Insurance Test                                                                                      0 credits*
6 credits
                                                                                                    Core
Core

                                                                                                    *Completion of three of the four Personal Lines Awards (Award in Motor Insurance, Award in
See pages 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.                                              Travel Insurance, Award in Home Insurance, Award in Pet Insurance) contributes 15 CII credits
                                                                                                    towards the unit requirement of the Certificate in Insurance. More information on the Certificate
Included within your Enrolment:                                                                     in Insurance can be found on page 34.
• Study text – digital only or printed               • Online support including exam guide          See page 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.
  and digital                                          via RevisionMate
• Assessment entry                                                                                  Included within your Enrolment:
                                                                                                    •		Interactive digital course                       • Assessment entry
                                                                                                    •		Study text – digital only or printed             • Online support including exam guide
                                                                                                       and digital                                        via RevisionMate

Find out more and enrol here:                                                                                                                                    Find out more and enrol here:
cii.co.uk/FIT                                                                                                                                                                     cii.co.uk/personal-lines

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Award in Travel Insurance                                                                                                                              Award in Home Insurance

2                          N/A            N/A                 20 hrs                                2                    N/A                  N/A                 20 hrs
RQF level                  CII credits    Member              Recommended study time per unit       RQF level            CII credits          Member              Recommended study time per unit
                                          designation                                                                                         designation

Overview                                                                                            Overview
The Level 2 Award in Travel Insurance is suitable for entry-level staff, anyone working in          The Level 2 Award in Home Insurance is suitable for entry-level staff, anyone working in customer-
customer-facing roles and those in support roles seeking to build a better understanding            facing roles and those in support roles seeking to build a better understanding of home insurance.
of travel insurance.
                                                                                                    The Award gives a broad understanding of home insurance, including the need for cover and
The Award gives a broad understanding of travel insurance, including the need for cover and         its benefits; insurance legal principles and duties; product features; how cover is arranged and
its benefits; insurance legal principles and duties; product features; how cover is arranged and    provided, and the principles of delivering good customer service.
provided, and the principles of delivering good customer service.
                                                                                                    Completion requirements
Completion requirements                                                                             The Award comprises one core unit: Introduction to Home Insurance.
The Award comprises one core unit: Introduction to Travel Insurance.

                                                                                                    (PL3) Introduction to Home
(PL2) Introduction to Travel                                                                        Insurance
Insurance                                                                                           0 credits*
0 credits*
                                                                                                    Core
Core

                                                                                                    *Completion of three of the four Personal Lines Awards (Award in Home Insurance, Award in
*Completion of three of the four Personal Lines Awards (Award in Travel Insurance, Award in         Travel Insurance, Award in Motor Insurance, Award in Pet Insurance) contributes 15 CII credits
Motor Insurance, Award in Home Insurance, Award in Pet Insurance) contributes 15 CII credits        towards the unit requirement of the Certificate in Insurance. More information on the Certificate
towards the unit requirement of the Certificate in Insurance. More information on the Certificate   in Insurance can be found on page 34.
in Insurance can be found on page 34.
                                                                                                    See page 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.
See page 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.
                                                                                                    Included within your Enrolment:
Included within your Enrolment:
                                                                                                    •		Interactive digital course                       • Assessment entry
•		Interactive digital course                       • Assessment entry
                                                                                                    •		Study text – digital only or printed             • Online support including exam guide
•		Study text – digital only or printed             • Online support including exam guide              and digital                                        via RevisionMate
   and digital                                        via RevisionMate

Find out more and enrol here:                                                                                                                                    Find out more and enrol here:
cii.co.uk/personal-lines                                                                                                                                                          cii.co.uk/personal-lines

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Award in Pet Insurance
                                                                                                       Understand the
2                          N/A            N/A                 20 hrs                                   key principles of
RQF level                  CII credits    Member
                                          designation
                                                              Recommended study time per unit
                                                                                                       delivering good
Overview                                                                                               customer service
The Level 2 Award in Pet Insurance is suitable for entry-level staff, anyone working in customer-
facing roles and those in support roles seeking to build a better understanding of pet insurance.
The Award gives a broad understanding of pet insurance, including the need for cover and its
benefits; insurance legal principles and duties; product features; how cover is arranged and
provided, and the principles of delivering good customer service.

Completion requirements
The Award comprises one core unit: Introduction to Pet Insurance.

(PL4) Introduction to Pet
Insurance
0 credits*

Core

*Completion of three of the four Personal Lines Awards (Award in Pet Insurance, Award in
Travel Insurance, Award in Home Insurance, Award in Motor Insurance) contributes 15 CII credits
towards the unit requirement of the Certificate in Insurance. More information on the Certificate in
Insurance can be found on page 34.
See page 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.

Included within your Enrolment:
•		Interactive digital course                       • Assessment entry
•		Study text – digital only or printed             • Online support including exam guide
   and digital                                        via RevisionMate

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New

Award in General Insurance (Hong Kong)                                                                      Award in Motor Insurance Claims and Underwriting
                                                                                                                                                     (India)

N/A                           15                CII (Award)                      50 hrs                  N/A                           15                   CII (Award)                        60 hrs
RQF level (equivalent         CII credits       Member designation               Recommended study       RQF level (equivalent         CII credits          Member designation                 Recommended study
to level 3)                                                                      time per unit           to level 3)                                                                           time per unit

Overview                                                                                                 Overview
The Award in General Insurance (Hong Kong) is similar to the Award in General Insurance (non-            The Award in Motor Insurance Claims and Underwriting (India) provides an essential introduction to
UK) but is specific to the Hong Kong regulatory environment. The Award is an introductory-level          motor insurance in India. It provides knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and
qualification that helps develop your knowledge and understanding of insurance principles, local         practices relating to the claims and underwriting process in the Indian motor insurance market.
procedures and products.
                                                                                                         The Award is suitable for entry level practitioners, anyone working in customer-facing roles and those
It is suitable for new entrants to the profession or insurance practitioners at the beginning of their   in support roles working in the motor insurance market in India.
career seeking to build on existing knowledge through formal study. It also meets the operating
standards set by the Hong Kong regulator.
                                                                                                         Completion requirements
Also available in Traditional Chinese, (HGT).
                                                                                                         The Award comprises one core unit providing 15 CII credits on successful completion. These credits can
                                                                                                         be used towards further CII qualifications.
Completion requirements
The Award comprises one core unit providing 15 CII credits on successful completion. These credits       (IMU) Award in Motor Insurance
can be used towards further CII qualifications.                                                          Claims and Underwriting (India)
                                                                                                         15 credits

(WH1) Award in General                                                                                   Core
Insurance (Hong Kong)
15 credits
                                                                                                         See pages 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.
Core
                                                                                                         Included within your Enrolment:
See pages 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.                                                   • Study text – digital only                              • Online support including exam guide
                                                                                                         • Assessment entry                                         via RevisionMate
Included within your Enrolment:
• Study text – digital only                          • Online support including exam guide
• Assessment entry                                     via RevisionMate

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New                                                                                                                                                                                                          New

Award in Motor Insurance Products and Policies                                                                                          Certificate in Motor Insurance (India)
(India)

N/A                           15                CII (Award)                       60 hrs               N/A                        45                 Cert CII                            50–60 hrs
RQF level (equivalent         CII credits       Member designation                Recommended study    RQF level (equivalent      CII credits        Member designation                  Recommended study
to level 3)                                                                       time per unit        to level 3)                                                                       time per unit

Overview                                                                                               Overview
The Award in Motor Insurance Products and Policies (India) provides an essential introduction to       The Certificate in Motor Insurance (India) will enable you to advance your understanding of motor
motor insurance in India. It provides knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles        insurance products and principles and the key disciplines of underwriting and claims. The Certificate
and practices relating to the products and policies in the Indian motor insurance market.              will assist you in understanding the nature and key features of risk and insurance in the motor insurance
                                                                                                       market. It also provides an understanding of the main regulatory and legal principles and the key
The Award is suitable for entry level practitioners, anyone working in customer-facing roles and
                                                                                                       aspects of ethics, corporate governance and internal controls.
those in support roles working in the motor insurance market in India.
                                                                                                       The Certificate is ideal for candidates outside the UK who work in the Indian motor insurance
                                                                                                       profession.
Completion requirements
The Award comprises one core unit providing 15 CII credits on successful completion. These
credits can be used towards further CII qualifications.
                                                                                                       Completion requirements
                                                                                                       The Certificate comprises three core units providing 45 CII credits on successful completion. These
                                                                                                       credits can be used towards further CII qualifications.
(IMP) Award in Motor Insurance
Products and Policies (India)
15 credits                                                                                              (IMP) Motor Insurance                   (IMU) Motor                       (W01) Award in
                                                                                                        Products and Policies                   Insurance Claims and              General Insurance
Core                                                                                                    (India)                                 Underwriting (India)              (non-UK)
                                                                                                        15 credits                              15 credits                        15 credits
See pages 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.
                                                                                                       Core
Included within your Enrolment:
• Study text – digital only                           • Online support including exam guide            See pages 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.
• Assessment entry                                      via RevisionMate
                                                                                                       Included within your Enrolment:
                                                                                                       • Study text – digital only                             • Online support including exam guide
                                                                                                       • Assessment entry                                        via RevisionMate

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Award in General Insurance (non-UK)
                                                                                                       Develop an
N/A                          15                CII (Award)                       50 hrs                understanding
RQF level (equivalent
to level 3)
                             CII credits       Member designation                Recommended study
                                                                                 time per unit         of risk and
Overview                                                                                               insurance, the
The Award in General Insurance is an introductory-level qualification that helps develop your
understanding of insurance principles, procedures and products.                                        structure of
It’s particularly suitable if you’re a non-UK insurance practitioner at the beginning of your career
or seeking to build on existing knowledge through formal study. It also meets the operating
standards set by the local regulator.
                                                                                                       the insurance
Also available in Arabic, (W02) and in Simplified Chinese, (WM1).                                      market and
Completion requirements                                                                                the key
                                                                                                       legal principles
The Award comprises one core unit providing 15 CII credits on successful completion. These
credits can be used towards further CII qualifications.

(W01) Award in
                                                                                                       governing
General Insurance (non-UK)
15 credits                                                                                             insurance
Core
                                                                                                       contracts
See pages 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.

Included within your Enrolment:
• Study text – digital only or printed               • Online support including exam guide
  and digital                                          via RevisionMate
• Assessment entry

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Award in Customer Service in Insurance (non-UK)                                                                 Certificate in Insurance and Financial Services
                                                                                                                                                     (non-UK)

N/A                        15                 CII (Award)                     50 hrs                N/A                        40-45                      Cert CII
                                                                                                                                                          Member designation
                                                                                                                                                                                    50-60 hrs
RQF level (equivalent      CII credits        Member designation              Recommended study     RQF level (equivalent      CII credits                                          Recommended study
to level 3)                                                                   time per unit         to level 3)                                                                     time per unit

Overview                                                                                            Overview
The Award in Customer Service in Insurance (non-UK) provides an essential introduction to the       The Certificate offers a dedicated pathway for candidates outside the UK to achieve the
customer service function specific to insurance companies, intermediaries and providers. It helps   Certificate in Insurance and Financial Services (non-UK). It is ideal for those who provide financial
build knowledge and understanding of the key processes and requirements related to good             advice, act as an insurance agent, or aspire to either of these roles.
customer service.                                                                                   In successfully completing three units you will gain valuable knowledge relevant to your role and
Designed for those working in non-UK customer-facing roles, the Award is suitable for sales         qualify for the Certificate.
support and claims settlement staff, as well as new entrants to the profession.
                                                                                                    Completion requirements
Completion requirements                                                                             The Certificate comprises three core units, providing 40-45 CII credits on successful completion.
The Award comprises one core unit providing 15 CII credits on successful completion. These          You must select three units from the following options: AWF or AWB (not both), W01 or WH1
credits can be used towards further CII qualifications.                                             (not both) AWP or W04.
                                                                                                    CII credits achieved can be used towards further CII qualifications.
(W04) Award in Customer
Service in Insurance (non-UK)                                                                       (AWF) Award in Financial                 (AWB) Award in
15 credits                                                                                          Planning (non-UK)                OR      Bancassurance (non-UK)
                                                                                                    15 credits                               15 credits
Core
                                                                                                    (W01) Award in General                   (WH1) Award in General
                                                                                                    Insurance (non-UK)               OR      Insurance (Hong Kong)
See pages 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.                                              15 credits                               15 credits

Included within your Enrolment:                                                                     (AWP) Award in
                                                                                                    Investment Planning (non-UK)
• Study text – digital only or printed             • Online support including exam guide
                                                                                                    10 credits
  and digital                                        via RevisionMate
• Assessment entry                                                                                  (W04) Award in Customer
                                                                                                    Service in Insurance (non-UK)
                                                                                                    15 credits

                                                                                                    Core

                                                                                                    See pages 16-17 and 44-45 for individual unit assessment method.

                                                                                                    Included within your Enrolment:
                                                                                                    • Study text – digital only or printed and             • Online support including exam guide
                                                                                                      digital (digital only for WH1)                         via RevisionMate
                                                                                                    • Assessment entry

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Award in London Market Insurance                                                                                                 Certificate in London Market Insurance

3                          25                  N/A                  40-60 hrs                         3                    40                  Cert CII                       40-60 hrs
RQF level                  CII credits         Member               Recommended study time per unit   RQF level            CII credits         (London Market)                Recommended study time
                                               designation                                                                                     Member designation             per unit

Overview                                                                                              Overview
The Level 3 Award is a specialist qualification for those working in or with the London Market.       Building on introductory knowledge gained from the Award in London Market Insurance, the
It helps you gain a broad understanding of the insurance process and practice across the              Level 3 Certificate in London Market Insurance requires one further unit (LM3), London Market
London Market.                                                                                        Underwriting Principles.
Designed in consultation with London Market practitioners, the Award in London Market                 The Certificate develops knowledge and understanding of the underwriting disciplines within
Insurance provides an essential grounding for new entrants to the profession, or those who have       the London Market, and of the key elements of the cycle. It also explores the opportunities and
dealings with it.                                                                                     challenges posed by using different distribution channels such as delegated underwriting.
                                                                                                      It is a specialised qualification for those working in or conducting business through the London
Completion requirements                                                                               Market. It is particularly suitable for employees of Lloyd’s syndicates, brokers, managing agents
                                                                                                      or members’ agents in administrative, operational or other support roles, for example, business
The Award comprises two core units providing a total of 25 CII credits on successful completion.
                                                                                                      development managers, underwriting technicians or business analysts.
These credits can be used towards further CII qualifications.

(LM1) London Market                      (LM2) London Market
                                                                                                      Completion requirements
Insurance Essentials                     Insurance Principles and                                     The Certificate comprises three core units providing 40 CII credits on successful completion.
10 credits                               Practices                                                    These credits can be used towards further CII qualifications.
                                         15 credits

Core                                                                                                   (LM1) London Market                 (LM2) London Market              (LM3) London
                                                                                                       Insurance Essentials                Insurance Principles             Market Underwriting
                                                                                                       10 credits                          and Practices                    Principles
See pages 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.                                                                                     15 credits                       15 credits

Included within your Enrolment:                                                                       Core
• Study text – digital only or printed                    • Online support including exam guide
  and digital                                               via RevisionMate                          See pages 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.
• Assessment entry
                                                                                                      Included within your Enrolment:
                                                                                                      • Study text – digital only or printed              • Online support including exam guide
                                                                                                        and digital                                         via RevisionMate
                                                                                                      • Assessment entry

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cii.co.uk/ALMI                                                                                                                                                                            cii.co.uk/cert-lmi

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Certificate in Insurance
                                                                                                         Develop your
3                          40                       Cert CII                    40-60 hrs                understanding
RQF level                  CII credits              Member designation          Recommended study time
                                                                                per unit                 of insurance
Overview                                                                                                 principles, key
The Level 3 Certificate in Insurance is a core qualification for insurance staff working across all
sectors of the industry. It provides a fundamental grounding of the key insurance principles,
disciplines, products and markets, including the regulatory environment, key disciplines of
                                                                                                         disciplines and
underwriting and claims, in addition to popular products such as motor, household, healthcare
and packaged commercial insurances.                                                                      products
The Certificate develops the knowledge and confidence needed as you begin to specialise your
studies according to your ambitions and career requirements.

Completion requirements
The Certificate requires a minimum of 40 CII credits for successful completion. Candidates must
study one core unit: IF1 or both LM1 and LM2. It is recommended that non-UK candidates study
W01 as their core unit.

(IF1) Insurance,                              Award in London Market             (W01) Award in
Legal and Regulatory                          Insurance route:                   General Insurance
15 credits                                    (LM1) London Market                (non-UK)
                                              Insurance Essentials               15 credits
                                         OR   10 credits                  OR
                                              AND
                                              (LM2) London Market
                                              Insurance Principles and
                                              Practices
                                              15 credits
Core

The remaining credits can come from any units within the insurance qualifications framework.
However, please note the following restrictions:
• Due to the extent of syllabus overlap between IF1, LM1 and W01, achieving more than one
  of these units will receive only one award of credits.
• If you choose (LM1 + LM2) as your core unit, studying LM3 to satisfy the remaining credit
  requirement will achieve the Certificate in London Market Insurance, instead of the Certificate
  in Insurance.
We recommend that you sit the required core unit(s) first as these provide foundation knowledge
upon which the others build. CII credits achieved via the Certificate can be used towards further
CII qualifications.

See pages 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.

Included within your Enrolment:
• Study text – digital only or printed                       • Online support including exam guide
  and digital                                                  via RevisionMate
• Assessment entry

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cii.co.uk/cert-insurance

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Diploma in Insurance
                                                                                                        Understand the
4                          120                   DipCII                       80-120 hrs                law of insurance
RQF level                  CII credits           Member designation           Recommended study time
                                                                              per unit                  contracts, how
Overview                                                                                                they come into
The Level 4 Diploma in Insurance is a technical and supervisory qualification appropriate for
insurance staff working across all sectors of the profession. It provides a firm understanding
of insurance fundamentals and develops advanced technical knowledge.
                                                                                                        force and how
We recommend that candidates complete the Certificate in Insurance or equivalent, prior to
studying for the Diploma.
                                                                                                        the various parts
Completion requirements
                                                                                                        of an insurance
The Diploma requires a minimum of 120 CII credits for successful completion, with at least 90 credits
at Diploma level or above.
                                                                                                        contract operate
Contributing towards the 90 credits at Diploma level or above requirement, candidates must
study unit M05, along with either M92 or 530, providing 50-55 Diploma level or above credits.
A further 40-45 credits at Diploma level or above must be achieved to meet the requirement of
90, along with a further 30 credits for full qualification completion. These remaining 30 credits
can come from any units within the insurance framework.

(M92) Insurance                               (530) Economics                 (M05) Insurance Law
Business and Finance                     OR   and Business             AND    25 credits
25 credits                                    30 credits

Core

To see which units are regarded as Diploma level, along with individual unit assessment
methods, see pages 16-17. CII credits achieved via the Diploma can be used towards further
CII qualifications.

Included within your Enrolment:
• Study text – digital only or printed                     • Online support including exam guide via
  and digital                                                RevisionMate (no exam guide available
• Assessment entry                                           for 530)
                                                           • Specimen coursework assignment

Find out more and enrol here:
cii.co.uk/dip-insurance

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Advanced Diploma in Insurance
                                                                                                            Demonstrate
6                          290                   ACII                120-180 hrs
                                                                                                            your advanced
RQF level                  CII credits           Member
                                                 designation
                                                                     Recommended study time per unit        technical
Overview
                                                                                                            awareness
The Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Insurance provides you with enhanced understanding of
insurance practice, and is a comprehensive assessment of market knowledge and understanding.
                                                                                                            and critical
On completion, the Advanced Diploma demonstrates your advanced technical awareness
and critical understanding of the sector to your colleagues, customers and regulators. Widely               understanding
recognised, it stands as evidence of your commitment and ability, and can be your passport to
a successful career. Members who hold the Advanced Diploma in Insurance and have at least five
years’ sector experience are eligible to apply for Chartered status.
                                                                                                            of the sector
We recommend you complete the Diploma in Insurance or equivalent, prior to studying for the
Advanced Diploma.
                                                                                                            to your
Completion requirements
                                                                                                            customers,
The Advanced Diploma requires a minimum of 290 CII credits for successful completion, with at               colleagues and
                                                                                                            regulators
least 150 at Advanced Diploma level, and a further 55 at Diploma level or above. The remaining 85
credits can come from any units within the insurance framework.
Contributing towards these requirements, candidates must achieve unit M05, one unit from M92
or 530, and one unit from 820, 930 or 960:

(M92) Insurance                               (530) Economics
Business and Finance                     OR   and Business
25 credits                                    30 credits

(M05) Insurance Law
25 credits

(820) Advanced Claims                         (930) Advanced                    (960) Advanced
30 credits                               OR   Insurance Broking          OR     Underwriting
                                              30 credits                        30 credits

Core

The remaining credits can come from any units within the insurance framework. To see which
units are regarded as Advanced Diploma, or Diploma level, along with individual unit assessment
methods, see pages 16-17.
CII credits achieved via the Advanced Diploma can be used towards further CII qualifications.

Included within your Enrolment:
• Study text – digital only or printed                      • Online support including exam guide via
  and digital                                                 RevisionMate (exam guide only available for
• Assessment entry                                            units M05 and M92)
• Specimen coursework assignment

Find out more and enrol here:
cii.co.uk/adip-insurance

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Certificate in London Market Insurance Specialisation                                                              Certificate in Insurance Market Specialisation

7                          50              N/A                180 hrs                               7                   50                     N/A                 180 hrs
RQF level                  CII credits     Member             Recommended study time per unit       RQF level           CII credits            Member              Recommended study time per unit
                                           designation                                                                                         designation

Overview                                                                                            Overview
Developed in partnership with the Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA), the Level 7 Certificate         Similar in structure to the Certificate in London Market Insurance Specialisation, the Certificate in
in London Market Insurance Specialisation improves practitioners’ research skills within a          Insurance Market Specialisation has been developed for the broader insurance community. It is
concentrated field of study appropriate to the London Market.                                       ideal for insurance market practitioners who wish to develop their research skills and apply them
                                                                                                    to a specific subject area.
The Certificate will enable you to create learning that matches precisely to your role and career
aspirations and gain an in-depth understanding of a chosen topic through research and analysis.     The Certificate will enable you to create learning that matches precisely to your role and career
                                                                                                    aspirations and gain an in-depth understanding of a chosen topic through research and analysis.
The qualification requires study at a level equivalent to Master’s degree learning, and as such
we would advise candidates not to underestimate the demands associated with its completion.         The qualification requires study at a level equivalent to Master’s degree learning, and as such
Candidates should fully familiarise themselves with the available dissertation guidelines and       we would advise candidates not to underestimate the demands associated with its completion.
instructions in advance of entry.                                                                   Candidates should fully familiarise themselves with the available dissertation guidelines and
                                                                                                    instructions in advance of entry.
Completion requirements
The Certificate comprises one core unit, assessed by dissertation on an agreed topic, providing
                                                                                                    Completion requirements
50 CII credits on successful completion.                                                            The Certificate comprises one core unit, assessed by dissertation on an agreed topic, providing
                                                                                                    50 CII credits on successful completion.
(991) London Market
Insurance Specialisation                                                                            (994) Insurance
50 credits                                                                                          Market Specialisation
                                                                                                    50 credits
Core
                                                                                                    Core
See pages 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.
                                                                                                    See pages 16-17 for individual unit assessment method.
Included within your Enrolment:
• Exemplar research proposal and dissertation        • Online support via RevisionMate,             Included within your Enrolment:
                                                       including guidance on research and           • Exemplar research proposal and dissertation        • Online support via RevisionMate,
• Support from a dissertation guide – an
                                                       dissertation writing                                                                                including guidance on research and
  expert practitioner from the sector                                                               • Support from a dissertation guide – an
                                                                                                                                                           dissertation writing
                                                                                                      expert practitioner from the sector

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Personal
                                                                            Contents

Finance                    Financial Planning
                           RQF level 3

qualifications
                           Award in Long Term Care Insurance		                        46
                           RQF level 3 equivalent
                           Award in Financial Planning (Hong Kong)                    47
                           Award in Financial Planning (non-UK)		                     48
                           Award in Bancassurance (non-UK)		                          49
                           Certificate in Insurance and Financial Services (non-UK)   50

                           RQF level 4
                           Certificate in Paraplanning                                51
                           Certificate in Pension Transfer Advice                     52
                           Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning                    53
                                Regulated Retail Investment Adviser Re-evaluation
                           Diploma in Financial Planning		                            54
                           RQF level 6
                           Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning                     56

                           Investments and Securities
                           RQF level 3
                           Certificate in Investment Operations                       58
                           RQF level 3 equivalent
                           Award in Investment Planning (non-UK)                      59
                           RQF level 4
                           Certificate in Securities Advice and Dealing               60
                           Certificate in Discretionary Investment Management         62

                           Life and Pensions
                           RQF level 2
                           Award in Life and Pensions Foundations                     63

                           RQF level 3
                           Award in Financial Administration                          64
                           Certificate in Financial Services                          65
                           Certificate in Regulated Financial Services Operations     66

                           Mortgages and Equity Release
                           RQF level 3
                           Certificate in Mortgage Advice                             68
                           Certificate in Equity Release                              69

                           RQF level 4
                           Certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice                    70

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Personal Finance qualifications                                                                              This is the framework for our personal finance qualification units.
                                                                                                             They are grouped according to their difficulty, from level 2 through to level 6.
Unit framework                                                                                               Depending on the qualification you want to achieve, you’ll need to study a number of
                                                                                                             these units. Some of our qualifications require just one unit, while others require several.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Study and assessment key
 RQF level: 2                     RQF level:                 RQF level: 3                                        RQF level: 4                                       RQF level: 6
 CII credit level:                3 equivalent               CII credit level:                                   CII credit level:                                  CII credit level:                        Assessment methods vary depending
                                                                                                                                                                                                             on the unit’s level and subject matter.
 Award                            CII credit level:          Certificate                                         Diploma                                            Advanced Diploma
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Each unit within the framework has
                                  Certificate
                                                                                                                                                                                                             been assigned an icon to identify the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             assessment method from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             options below.
 (LF1) Life and Pensions          The following units        (CF1) UK Financial        (LP3) Life and            (J02) Trusts             (J10) Discretionary       (AF1) Personal Tax and
 Foundations                      are not registered         Services, Regulation      Pensions Principles       20 credits               Investment                Trust Planning
 0 credits                        as part of the UK’s        and Ethics                and Practices             100 study hours          Management                30 credits
 40 study hours                   Regulated Qualifications   15 credits                10 credits                                         20 credits                150 study hours                          Multiple choice question (MCQ) exam
                                  Framework (RQF)            60 study hours            50 study hours                                     80 study hours
                                                                                                                 (J03) The Tax and                                                                           Study is based on a specified enrolment period,
                                                                                                                 Legal Aspects of                                   (AF2) Business                           from 01 September–31 August for UK exams, and
                                  (AWB) Award in             (CF6) Mortgage Advice     (R05) Financial           Business 6               (J12) Securities Advice   Financial Planning 7                     01 May–30 April for non-UK exams. MCQ exams
                                  Bancassurance              20 credits                Protection                20 credits               and Dealing               30 credits                               can be sat at UK and international online exam
                                  (non-UK) 1                 100 study hours           10 credits                100 study hours          20 credits                150 study hours                          centres, subject to availability, or via remote
                                  15 credits                                           50 study hours                                     70 study hours                                                     invigilation.
                                  60 study hours
                                                             (CF8) Long Term                                     (J05) Pension                                      (AF4) Investment
                                                             Care Insurance                                      Income Options           (R01) Financial           Planning
                                  (AWF) Award in             15 credits                                          20 credits               Services, Regulation      30 credits
                                  Financial Planning         70 study hours                                      100 study hours          and Ethics                150 study hours
                                  (non-UK) 1, 2                                                                                           20 credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Written exam
                                  15 credits                                                                                              60 study hours                                                     Study is based on a 12 month enrolment period
                                  60 study hours             (ER1) Equity Release                                (J07) Supervision in a                             (AF5) Financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                             from the date of purchase. Most exams are on-
                                                             15 credits                                          Regulated Environment                              Planning Process
                                                                                                                                          (R02) Investment                                                   screen written exams and some may be available
                                                             70 study hours                                      20 credits                                         30 credits
                                  (AWI) Award in                                                                                          Principles and Risk                                                by remote invigilation.
                                                                                                                 100 study hours                                    150 study hours
                                  Financial Planning                                                                                      20 credits
                                  (India) 3                  (FA1) Life Office
                                                             Administration                                      (R06) Financial          60 study hours            (AF7) Pension Transfers
                                  15 credits
                                  60 study hours             10 credits                                          Planning Practice                                  20 credits
                                                             60 study hours                                      30 credits               (R03) Personal Taxation   100 study hours                          Coursework assignments
                                                                                                                 100 study hours          10 credits                                                         Study is based on a 12 month enrolment period
                                  (HFE) Award in Financial                                                                                50 study hours
                                                             (FA2) Pensions                                                                                                                                  from the date of purchase. Candidates must pass
                                  Planning (Hong Kong) 4
                                                             Administration                                                                                                                                  three written assignments, each typically
                                  15 credits
                                                             10 credits                                                                   (R04) Pensions and                                                 2,000-3,000 words.
                                  60 study hours                                                                                                                    (AF6) Senior
                                                             60 study hours                                                               Retirement Planning
                                                                                                                 (J09) Paraplanning                                 Management
                                                                                                                                          10 credits
                                  (AWP) Award in                                                                 30 credits               50 study hours            and Supervision
                                  Investment Planning        (FA5) Individual                                    100 study hours                                    30 credits
                                  (non-UK) 1, 5              Savings Account                                                                                        150 study hours
                                  10 credits                 Administration                                                               (R07) Advanced
                                  60 study hours             10 credits                                                                   Mortgage Advice
                                                             70 study hours                                                               15 credits                (AF8) Retirement
                                                                                                                                          70 study hours            Income Planning
                                                                                                                                                                    30 credits
                                                             (GR1) Group Risk                                                                                       150 study hours
                                                             10 credits
                                                             50 study hours

Notes                                                        (LP1) Life and Pensions
1. Available to non-UK candidates only.                      Customer Operations
                                                             15 credits
2. Unit AWF is also available in Arabic (AWA).               60 study hours
3. Unit AWI has been withdrawn from new
   enrolments. Final exam sessions will be                   (LP2) Financial
   April 2021.                                               Services Products
                                                             and Solutions
4. Unit HFE is also available in Traditional                 20 credits
   Chinese (HFT).                                            100 study hours

5. Unit AWP is also available in Traditional
   Chinese (WPT).
6. Unit J03 soon to be withdrawn. Final exam
   session will be June 2021.
7. Unit AF2 soon to be withdrawn. Final exam
   session will be May 2021.

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Financial Planning                                                                                                                                                                 New Financial Planning

Award in Long Term Care Insurance                                                                                           Award in Financial Planning (Hong Kong)

3                          15            N/A                 70 hrs                                 N/A                        15             CII (Award)                        60 hrs
RQF level                  CII credits   Member              Recommended study time per unit        RQF level (equivalent      CII credits    Member designation                 Recommended study time
                                         designation                                                to level 3)                                                                  per unit

Overview                                                                                            Overview
The Level 3 Award in Long Term Care Insurance develops knowledge and understanding of               The Award in Financial Planning (Hong Kong) provides knowledge and understanding of the
long-term care cover, including legal, taxation and regulatory issues and the responsibilities of   financial planning process within a professional business environment and the core financial and
local authorities. When held with the Diploma in Financial Planning or the Diploma in Regulated     life assurance products suitable to a client’s needs.
Financial Planning, it meets the FCA’s qualification requirements for advising on long-term care
                                                                                                    The Award is suitable for those at the start of their career or anyone working in financial planning
products and retirement advice.
                                                                                                    seeking to build their knowledge and understanding of financial planning in Hong Kong. This
                                                                                                    qualification can only be awarded to non-UK residents.
Completion requirements                                                                             Also available in Traditional Chinese, (HGT).
The Award comprises one core unit, providing 15 CII credits on successful completion. These
credits can be used towards further CII qualifications.
                                                                                                    Completion requirements
(CF8) Long Term
                                                                                                    The Award comprises one core unit providing 15 CII credits on successful completion.
Care Insurance                                                                                      These credits can be used towards further CII qualifications.
15 credits
                                                                                                    (HFE) Award in Financial
Core                                                                                                Planning (Hong Kong)
                                                                                                    15 credits
See pages 44-45 for individual unit assessment method.
                                                                                                    Core
Included within your Enrolment:
• Study text – digital only or printed              • Online support including exam guide           See pages 44-45 for individual unit assessment method.
  and digital                                         via RevisionMate
• Assessment entry                                                                                  Included within your Enrolment:
                                                                                                    • Study text – digital only or printed                • Online support including exam guide
                                                                                                      and digital                                           via RevisionMate
                                                                                                    • Assessment entry

Find out more and enrol here:                                                                                                                                      Find out more and enrol here:
cii.co.uk/award-longtermcare                                                                                           cii.co.uk/learning/qualifications/award-in-financial-planning-hong-kong-qualification

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