This single-unit qualification is ideal for those starting their careers in the insurance sector. It helps develop a basic understanding of insurance principles, procedures and products.

Who is it for?

  • Non-UK insurance practitioners at the start of their career or seeking to build on existing knowledge through formal study.
  • Non-UK insurance practitioners needing to satisfy the minimum operating standards set by a local regulator.


What candidates will learn

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

  • basic principles of insurance;
  • main legal principles related to insurance contracts;
  • main regulatory principles related to insurance business;
  • key elements to protect consumers;
  • key aspects of ethics, corporate governance and internal controls.


Entry requirements


Recommended study time

60 study hours

Completion requirements

To complete you need to obtain 15 CII credits by passing unit (W01) Award in General Insurance.

Package contents

  • Study text
  • Exam guide
  • First exam entry.


Exam format

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


Member designation

CII (Award)

More details and to enrol online

Visit the CII website

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.