The Level 3 Certificate in Insurance is a core qualification for insurance staff working across all sectors of the industry. The Certificate develops core knowledge and confidence of the key disciplines needed before you focus your subsequent studies and specialise according to your ambitions and career requirements.
It provides a grounding in basic insurance principles including the regulatory environment, key disciplines of underwriting and claims, in addition to popular products such as motor, household, healthcare and packaged commercial insurances.
- Apprentices undertaking the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Services or the Level 3 Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship.
- Anyone working in specific technical claims handling or underwriting roles within a call or service centre environment.
- Insurance staff employed in support functions such as human resources, marketing, IT and finance, wishing to develop an understanding of the industry in which they work.
- Staff working for an organisation whose primary business is not insurance, but which offers insurance advice and products as part of its overall service to customers.
Recognition of prior learning
Before starting study, check to see whether any of your previous academic qualifications or credits from other professional bodies and institutes can be carried towards completion of the Certificate.
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The Certificate comprises one compulsory unit and two option units from across the CII insurance qualifications framework, providing a total of 40 credits on successful completion. Read the ‘Key information’ overlay to the right of this page for details.
Members are entitled to use the designation Cert CII, subject to membership and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
Certificate level units are assessed by multiple choice question exam (MCQ). For online MCQ exams result notification is immediate on completion. For paper-based MCQ exams, results are released five weeks' following the exam sitting.
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Each qualification unit comes with a study package included, equipping you with the essential tools to support core learning. For a single fee, study packages typically include: study text, assessment entry and access to RevisionMate our online study tool.
We also offer additional study materials to support individual learning. These range from key fact booklets and next-edition study texts, to question packs and Learn interactive tutorials.
For full availability, click the unit links to the right of this page.
CII membership designations are recognised throughout the global insurance market as indicators of achievement, knowledge and professional aspiration. For many individuals, their CII designation is a prime motivator for membership of the CII.
For example, the Cert CII (Protection) designation is available to members who have successfully completed the Certificate in Insurance, including (R05) Financial protection and (IF9) Customer service in insurance exam units. For a full list of designations, click here