Designed for non-UK Financial Advisers and Insurance Agents working within the Banking sector, the Award provides solid grounding in the core financial, life assurance and insurance products. It offers guidance on what constitutes professional practice, providing a framework for ethical behaviour.
Who’s it for?
The Award is suitable for anyone working outside the UK in the insurance and financial services sector, irrespective of educational background or experience. Particularly, Financial Advisers and Insurance Agents working in the Banking sector and operating in either a regulated or non-regulated environment.
Recognition of prior learning
Before studying, 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 Award.
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The Award comprises one core unit, providing 15 credits on successful completion.
See our key information link to the right of this page for details
Members are entitled to use the designation CII (Award), subject to membership and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
Award 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.
Sit your exam from home with remote invigilation. Recreating a formal exam centre, remote invigilation connects you to a proctor who will live invigilate your exam, providing your result immediately. There is an additional fee of £25 to sit your exam by remote invigilation. However, before choosing to sit your exam by remote invigilation you must check that your equipment is suitable. Important: Scroll down the equipment test page, fill out the form to connect to a live technician and ask for a full system check. Further information can be found on the remote invigilation page.
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Each qualification unit comes 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 unit availability, click the unit links to the right of this page