We would like to congratulate our two colleagues

“Karl Stringer & Matt Wharmby”

in passing the Certificate in Insurance IF1 stage

It is great news for Karl and Matt and they were both very happy, commenting “that it had been a great challenge to learn and understand what was involved.  IF1 covers 6 essential topics, including insurance markets, legal principles, procedures and the major classes of insurance. The 2-hour exam ‘flew by’ and we are now both looking forward to our next challenge of IF2”.  We wish them well in their studies!

Training and Development is important for all businesses and at The Insurance Octopus, we encourage our staff to develop their skills and learning.  Within our sales teams, we have a number of keen insurance specialists currently studying towards their Certificate in Insurance.  This qualification is the first step towards becoming professionally qualified within the insurance world and on completion of the CII members will be entitled to use the designation ‘Cert CII’.

The training provides –

  • Basic insurance principles including the regulatory environment
  • The key insurance disciplines of underwriting an claims
  • Popular products including – motor, household, healthcare and packaged commercial insurances
  • London market legislation, regulation, market practice and distribution for those starting work in or having dealings with this market

By covering a broad range of core topics, the Certificate allows the development of knowledge, and to build a confidence before focusing on specialist areas according to a candidates own career ambitions.  The CII offers sector specific learning for the specific insurance industries giving candidates the ability to become specialists is a particular insurance.  These can range from the fundamentals of insurance practice and legislation through to personal lines, product families classes of commercial insurance and specialisms such as risk management.

All qualifications are modular in structure, enabling you to select units of study according to your preference and career requirements. Each unit has a credit value and the accumulation of the stipulated number of credits leads to the award of the Certificate.