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About apprenticeships


Apprenticeships are funded programmes of learning which are delivered in the workplace in the UK.  Anyone over the age of 16 who does not hold a degree can enrol as an Apprentice. They are available in many sectors, including insurance and financial services. They play a key part in addressing the skills gaps and shortages that exist in the wider financial services sector and beyond.

The programmes provide a foundation in insurance and financial services for new entrants, as well as offering professional qualifications for those with sector experience but no formalised learning.

Find out more about CII apprenticeships via the links on the right.

Each Apprenticeship contains four elements:

  • Knowledge qualification - this is the part that contains a CII unit/qualification
  • Competence qualification
  • Key Skills/Functional Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

There are frameworks at Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 that contain CII's professional qualifications.

Level 2 Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Services

  • Award in Insurance Legal and Regulatory Practice

Please note that the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Services will soon have a pathway that contains the following CII unit: IF1 (Insurance, legal and regulatory).

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Services - now contains pathways with the following CII qualifications:

  • Certificate in Equity Release
  • Certificate in Financial Administration
  • Certificate in Financial Planning
  • Certificate in Mortgage Advice
  • Award in London Market Insurance
  • Certificate in Insurance

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Providing Mortgage Advice - contains:

  • Certificate in Mortgage Advice

Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Advice - contains:

  • Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.