The Diploma in Insurance is a technical and supervisory qualification for insurance staff working across all sectors of the industry. The Diploma will provide you with a firm understanding of insurance fundamentals and will develop advanced technical knowledge.

Entry requirements

None, but we recommend that candidates hold the Certificate in Insurance or 5 GCSEs at grade C or equivalent.

Recommended study time

Diploma units: 80–120 hours per unit, depending on the unit chosen.

Completion requirements

To complete the Diploma you must obtain a minimum of 120 CII credits, with at least 90 credits at Diploma level or above.

The following compulsory unit requirements apply:

  • (P92/M92) Insurance business and finance or (530) Economics and business (Advanced Diploma in Insurance unit); and
  • (P05/M052) Insurance law.

We recommend that all Diploma entrants also sit unit (IF1) Insurance, legal and regulatory as this covers the workings of the market, including the legal and regulatory framework and the essentials of insurance practice.

The remaining credits can come from any of the units offered within the CII insurance qualifications framework.

Learning support

Unit study materials for this qualification typically include:

  • Study text with updates
  • Continuous assessment programme
  • RevisionMate online study support
  • Key fact booklet
  • Revision courses.


Member designation




Next step qualification

Advanced Diploma in Insurance

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.