This single-unit qualification provides a solid grounding in the relevant core financial, life assurance and insurance products. It also covers what constitutes sound professional practice, thereby providing a framework for ethical behaviour.

Who is it for?

Non-UK financial advisers and insurance agents working in the banking sector and operating in either a regulated or non-regulated environment.

What candidates will learn

At the end of this unit, candidates will be able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • main elements of the financial services and insurance industry as it relates to the bancassurance sector;
  • the main insurance products;
  • savings and investment products;
  • retirement planning products;
  • the importance of the client fact find and how to identify client needs;
  • what constitutes good client practice;
  • ethical considerations of a financial adviser.


Entry requirements


Recommended study time

60 study hours

Completion requirements

To complete you need to obtain 15 CII credits by passing unit (AWB) Award in Bancassurance.

Package contents

  • Study text
  • Exam guide
  • First exam entry.


Exam format

  • 2 hour exam
  • 75 multiple choice questions
  • 70% nominal pass mark
  • Results released after 5 weeks.


Member designation

CII (Award)

More details and to enrol online

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How to get in touch

You can discuss this qualification with our Corporate Customer Service team either by calling 020 8530 0862 or emailing CIIbanking@cii.co.uk. They can also put you in touch with one of our Corporate Development Managers.