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  1. Claims Practice (M85)

    Claims Practice (M85)

    The objective of this unit is to develop knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of claims practice and how claims are handled.

    The default Enrolment option for this unit includes:

    • Latest version of the core learning content, in digital format only, delivered  on RevisionMate.
    • Assessment entry.

    Claims Practice (M85) considers the practical aspects of handling a claim; from receipt to settlement (whatever that means in each case).  It deals with the rules within which the claims handler must operate, as well as explain those of their duties which do not relate directly to the customer, e.g. the setting of claims reserves and ensuring that reinsurance and other recoveries are made.

    Not all claims arise directly from the insurer's own policyholder. Some will come from persons, third parties, who have a problem with the policyholder, having experienced a loss because of their actions. We will see the law behind such claims and how to settle them. Some of these claims may end up being dealt with in a court of law. Consequently, they must be dealt with in a certain way to comply with the law and court procedures and this study text explains this.

    Finally, we will look at what to do when a customer is not satisfied with how their claim has been resolved, what rules apply and the techniques of dispute resolution.

    Building a successful career in insurance

    This course is ideal for claims handlers and for those looking to gain knowledge and understanding of claims practice. Claims Practice (M85) counts towards a Diploma in Insurance. It may also count towards the Advanced Diploma in Insurance.

    Please note it is assumed that you already have knowledge of the fundamental principles of insurance as covered in Insurance, Legal and Regulatory (IF1) or equivalent examinations.

    Summary of learning outcomes 

    1. Understand key aspects of claims handling.
    2. Understand key aspects of handling personal lines claims.
    3. Understand key aspects of handling property claims, including business interruption.
    4. Understand key aspects of handling third party liability claims.

    Assessment

    • Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions (marked within 63 calendar days of submission); and a 60 minute exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
    • 60% coursework pass mark
    • 65% exam nominal pass mark
    • The average pass rate for those completing Diploma in Insurance mixed assessment units in full is currently 92.0%
    • Coursework assignment to be submitted within 6 months of enrolment
    • Exam to be passed within 18 months of enrolment (only first exam entry included as part of the enrolment)

    Units treated as equivalent

    Due to the extent of syllabus overlap, certain combinations of current and withdrawn units will result in only one award of credits.

    If a withdrawn equivalent is held you may not need to complete a current unit in order to satisfy a qualification's completion rules. Clarification should always be sought from CII Customer Service.

    Find out more about credit awards for equivalent units

    Course delivery

    Instructions on accessing your course on RevisionMate will be sent to your registered email address. This is typically within two working days of your order being placed, but may be longer, particularly if payment is made by bank transfer or the unit is available as a pre-order.

    Study material - editions available

    2023-24 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 May 2023 to 30 April 2024)

    Revision aids available

    The revision aids available for this unit are listed below. You can find more details about these here.

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    • UK Market
    • 80 Study Hours
    • Mixed Assessment Assessment Type
    • English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom)
    • 20 CII Credits CII Credits
  2. Commercial Insurance Contract Wording (M21)

    Commercial Insurance Contract Wording (M21)

    The objective of Commercial Insurance Contract Wording (M21) is to develop knowledge and understanding of commercial (re)insurance contract wordings and the legal, regulatory and drafting issues surrounding these wordings.

    The default Enrolment option for this unit includes:

    • Latest version of the core learning content, in digital format only, delivered on RevisionMate.
    • Assessment entry.

    In an increasingly complex financial world, (re)insurance, and in particular, (re)insurance contract wordings play a vital role in establishing the terms and conditions of a (re)insurance contract, contract certainty and clarity.

    Knowledge of fundamental legal principles and an understanding of the pitfalls of poorly worded insurance contracts can help to avoid errors, omissions and legal disputes. To help understand the importance of (re)insurance contract wordings, this study text focuses on a variety of topics including:

    • The environment in which wordings are created.
    • Market organisations' support for the world of contract wordings.
    • The changing landscape of contract certainty and the importance of industry regulation.
    • Key components of a wording.
    • The legal and practical considerations when drafting and reviewing.
    • Parties to a contract, their responsibilities, and how disputes can be resolved.
    • Facultative reinsurance wordings and treaty reinsurance.
    • Types of proportional and non-proportional reinsurance clauses.

    Building a successful career in insurance

    This course is relevant for anyone seeking to develop their knowledge and skills for a rewarding career in the insurance profession or in a support role. Insurance Law (M05) counts towards a Diploma in Insurance. It may also count towards the Advanced Diploma in Insurance.

    Please note it is assumed that you already have knowledge of the fundamental principles of insurance as covered in Insurance, Legal and Regulatory (IF1) or equivalent examinations.

    Summary of learning outcomes 

    1. Understand the environment within which UK commercial (re)insurance contract wordings are created.
    2. Understand legal factors affecting commercial (re)insurance contract wordings.
    3. Understand the terms and conditions of commercial (re)insurance contract wordings.
    4. Understand the different types of reinsurance contract wordings.

    Assessment

    • Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions (marked within 63 calendar days of submission); and a 60 minute exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
    • 60% coursework pass mark
    • 65% exam nominal pass mark
    • The average pass rate for those completing Diploma in Insurance mixed assessment units in full is currently 92.0%
    • Coursework assignment to be submitted within 6 months of enrolment
    • Exam to be passed within 18 months of enrolment (only first exam entry included as part of the enrolment)

    Units treated as equivalent

    Due to the extent of syllabus overlap, certain combinations of current and withdrawn units will result in only one award of credits.

    If a withdrawn equivalent is held you may not need to complete a current unit in order to satisfy a qualification's completion rules. Clarification should always be sought from CII Customer Service.

    Find out more about credit awards for equivalent units

    Course delivery

    Instructions on accessing your course on RevisionMate will be sent to your registered email address. This is typically within two working days of your order being placed, but may be longer, particularly if payment is made by bank transfer or the unit is available as a pre-order.

    Study material - editions available

    2024-25 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 May 2024 to 30 April 2025)

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    • UK Market
    • 100 Study Hours
    • Mixed Assessment Assessment Type
    • English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom)
    • 20 CII Credits CII Credits
  3. Discretionary Investment Management (J10)

    Discretionary Investment Management (J10)

    Discretionary Investment Management (J10) develops knowledge and understanding of the role of the Discretionary Investment Manager, and the ability to analyse and apply financial information and portfolio management skills.

    The default Enrolment option for this unit includes:

    • Latest version of the core learning content, in digital format only, delivered on RevisionMate.
    • Assessment entry.

    Discretionary Investment Management (J10) starts by looking at the investment advice process and establishing the client relationship - the aims and objectives, risk profile, investment objectives and analysing the client’s financial position.

    Asset classes, investment strategies and investment wrappers are covered next, including the main asset classes – cash, bonds, equities and property, alternative investments and derivatives and investment tax wrappers. The Role of the investment manager is then considered, followed by discretionary and advisory management.

    The study text moves on to look at investment funds, the economic environment, investment returns and investment risk. Portfolio theory – principles and limitations is considered, followed by measuring portfolio performance and understanding investment data. We then look at financial mathematics and sources of information – uses and limitations.

    Purpose

    At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

    • the behaviour, performance, risk profile and correlation of key investment types;
    • discretionary and non-discretionary portfolio management;
    • the principles of performance measurement, financial analysis and ratio analysis;
    • the principles of performance management and portfolio theory.

    Assessment

    • 2 hour exam
    • 90 multiple choice questions
    • The nominal pass mark is 65%
    • The 2023 pass rate for this unit was 88.2%

    Course delivery

    Instructions on accessing your course on RevisionMate will be sent to your registered email address. This is typically within two working days of your order being placed, but may be longer, particularly if payment is made by bank transfer or the unit is available as a pre-order.

    Study material - editions available

    2023-24 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 2023 to 31 Aug 2024) 

    2024-25 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 2024 to 31 Aug 2025) **Availability - Printed & Digital - 31 Jul 24**

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    • UK Market
    • 80 Study Hours
    • Multiple Choice Question Exam Assessment Type
    • English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom)
    • 20 CII Credits CII Credits
    • Multiple enrolment options Multiple options available
  4. Financial Services Products and Solutions (LP2)

    Financial Services Products and Solutions (LP2)

    Financial Services Products and Solutions (LP2) develops knowledge and understanding of customer needs, how financial services professionals and organisations identify and provide for these needs, including an understanding of key retail financial products such as savings, investments and tax wrappers.

    The default Enrolment option for this unit includes:

    • Latest version of the core learning content, in digital format only, delivered on RevisionMate.
    • Assessment entry.
    More info
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    • UK Market
    • 100 Study Hours
    • Multiple Choice Question Exam Assessment Type
    • English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom)
    • 20 CII Credits CII Credits
  5. Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics (R01)

    Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics (R01)

    Financial Services, Regulations and Ethics (R01) develops your knowledge and understanding of the financial services profession, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.

    The default Enrolment option for this unit includes:

    • Latest version of the core learning content, in digital format only, delivered  on RevisionMate.
    • Revision aids: Key Facts Booklet, Audio Revision, Knowledge Checker, E-learn (delivered on RevisionMate).

    • Assessment entry.
    More info
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    • UK Market
    • 60 Study Hours
    • Multiple Choice Question Exam Assessment Type
    • English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom)
    • 20 CII Credits CII Credits
    • Multiple enrolment options Multiple options available
  6. Insurance Broking Practice (M81)

    Insurance Broking Practice (M81)

    The objective of this unit is to develop knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of insurance broking practice, including the technical skills required with reference to client care.

    The default Enrolment option for this unit includes:

    • Latest version of the core learning content, in digital format only, delivered  on RevisionMate.
    • Assessment entry.

    This unit will help you to acquire and develop the skills, care and diligence required to operate in the best interests of the client in finding suitable and cost-effective insurance protection and within the legal and regulatory framework operating for insurance business within the UK.

    We consider the broker's day-to-day dealing with clients and insurers in order to achieve the respect necessary between all parties to ensure an enduring professional relationship between broker and client. It is paramount that the broker can meet the expectations of the client and the regulator in their dealings.

    We look at how the broker negotiates and places a risk, including the relationship brokers maintain with cover providers, including insurers, wholesale brokers and the Lloyd's market. The study text incorporates guidance on the skills and knowledge required in dealing with smaller clients, as well as the special skills necessary in dealing with global insurance programmes.

    It also looks at other services brokers provide to clients, such as claims handling and risk management advice, so they can provide a complete service.

    Building a successful career in insurance

    This course is ideal for anyone seeking a career in insurance broking or looking to gain knowledge and understanding of insurance broking practice. Insurance Broking Practice (M81) counts towards a Diploma in Insurance. It may also count towards the Advanced Diploma in Insurance.

    Please note it is assumed that you already have knowledge of the fundamental principles of insurance as covered in Insurance, Legal and Regulatory (IF1) or equivalent examinations.

    Summary of learning outcomes 

    1. Understand the key aspects of the regulatory and legal environment within which insurance brokers operate.
    2. Understand the role of the insurance broker in meeting client needs.
    3. Understand the role of the insurance broker in the negotiation and placing of insurance contracts.
    4. Understand the role of the insurance broker in selecting insurers.
    5. Understand the role of the insurance broker in the design and operation of insurance programmes.
    6. Understand the role of the insurance broker in the claims negotiation, collection and payment process.
    7. Understand the range of services that may be available from insurance brokers and their benefit to clients.

    Assessment

    • Coursework assignment with 10 compulsory short answer questions (marked within 63 calendar days of submission); and a 60 minute exam comprising 50 multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
    • 60% coursework pass mark
    • 65% exam nominal pass mark
    • The average pass rate for those completing Diploma in Insurance mixed assessment units in full is currently 92.0%
    • Coursework assignment to be submitted within 6 months of enrolment
    • Exam to be passed within 18 months of enrolment (only first exam entry included as part of the enrolment)

    Units treated as equivalent

    Due to the extent of syllabus overlap, certain combinations of current and withdrawn units will result in only one award of credits.

    If a withdrawn equivalent is held you may not need to complete a current unit in order to satisfy a qualification's completion rules. Clarification should always be sought from CII Customer Service.

    Find out more about credit awards for equivalent units

    Course delivery

    Instructions on accessing your course on RevisionMate will be sent to your registered email address. This is typically within two working days of your order being placed, but may be longer, particularly if payment is made by bank transfer or the unit is available as a pre-order.

    Study material - editions available

    2024-25 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 May 2024 to 30 April 2025)

    Revision aids available

    The revision aids available for this unit are listed below. You can find more details about these here.

    More info
    Purchase unit
    • UK Market
    • 80 Study Hours
    • Mixed Assessment Assessment Type
    • English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom)
    • 20 CII Credits CII Credits
  7. Investment Principles and Risk (R02)

    Investment Principles and Risk (R02)

    Investment Principles and Risk (R02) develops your knowledge and understanding of investment products and the application of the investment advice process.

    The default Enrolment option for this unit includes:

    • Latest version of the core learning content, in digital format only, delivered  on RevisionMate.
    • Revision aids: Key Facts Booklet, Audio Revision, Knowledge Checker, E-learn (delivered  on RevisionMate).

    • Assessment entry.
    More info
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    • UK Market
    • 60 Study Hours
    • Multiple Choice Question Exam Assessment Type
    • English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom)
    • 20 CII Credits CII Credits
    • Multiple enrolment options Multiple options available
  8. Mortgage Advice (CF6)

    Mortgage Advice (CF6)

    Mortgage Advice (CF6) develops your understanding of the various types of mortgage product and repayment options and the giving of mortgage advice.

    The default Enrolment option for this unit includes:

    • Latest version of the core learning content, in digital format only, delivered on RevisionMate.
    • Revision aids:  Key Facts Booklet,  Knowledge Checker, E-learn  (delivered on RevisionMate).

    • Assessment entry.
    More info
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    • UK Market
    • 100 Study Hours
    • Multiple Choice Question Exam Assessment Type
    • English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom)
    • 20 CII Credits CII Credits
    • Multiple enrolment options Multiple options available
  9. Pension Income Options (J05)

    Pension Income Options (J05)

    Pension Income Options (J05) develops knowledge and understanding of pension crystallisation and the drawing of income via various options.

    The default Enrolment option for this unit includes:

    • Latest version of the core learning content, in digital format only, delivered on RevisionMate.
    • Assessment entry.
    More info
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    • UK Market
    • 100 Study Hours
    • Written Exam Assessment Type
    • English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom)
    • 20 CII Credits CII Credits
    • Multiple enrolment options Multiple options available
  10. Pension Transfers (AF7)

    Pension Transfers (AF7)

    The objective of Pension Transfers (AF7) is to develop the specialist knowledge and skills needed for advising on the transfer of safeguarded benefits. This unit brings you up to date with the fundamental aspects of the pension transfer process; the implications of transferring between different types of pensions; and develops your advice skills across a range of client circumstances and scenarios.

    The default Enrolment option for this unit includes:

    • Latest version of the core learning content, in digital format only, delivered on RevisionMate.
    • Assessment entry.
    More info
    Purchase unit
    • UK Market
    • 100 Study Hours
    • Written Exam Assessment Type
    • English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom)
    • 20 CII Credits CII Credits
    • Multiple enrolment options Multiple options available

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