GII provides clear and achievable guided study paths to those candidates who wish to pursue the qualifications offered by the Chartered Insurance Institute under the 2011 framework.
The key advantages why candidates, employers and sponsors should choose GII for training delivery for CII designations include:
- We have study routes designed for the three CII qualifications (Cert, Dip, ACII) that offer achievable benchmarks along the way so that candidates may set themselves progressive targets and exit points depending on their abilities and commitment.
- We prepare candidates for the CII examinations held every April and October of each year based on textbooks provided by the CII. The syllabi are updated and adjourned regularly and candidates receive a rich learning experience.
- Candidates have the option to pursue subjects in the General Insurance branch or Life and Healthcare branch. Under the General Insurance branch candidates may choose the insurance broking or insurance company stream.
- A wide range of choice of subjects is included in the programme. To attain the highest level diploma, candidates must complete 12 examinations consisting of seven mainstream subjects and 5 out of a choice of a further 18 offered in the programme.
- The learning package for each examination is designed to complement classroom training with online, out of class, interaction with the tutor from the time of registration leading up the examination date.
Quality of Service
- Trainees’ performance is monitored by a qualified Training Development Counselor
- Agreed, clear and aggressive Key Performance Indicators by which we are measured
- A trainer’s profile will be provided for each subject and candidates will be taught by a lecturer who has industry experience in that specific subject. Thus, for example, candidates will not be taught by lecturers who have never worked in an underwriting department or claims department teach underwriting or claims.
- The whole of the programme is conducted by a strong team of five full time trainers holding CII and other qualifications, with almost 90 years combined industry experience between them, 30 years of which in training.
- Although GII has a short history our full time trainers have, individually, a successful track record of preparing candidates specifically for CII examinations.
- We have a mix of full time trainers who have practiced their insurance profession in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Candidates thus receive a rich and diverse technical and applied transfer of knowledge drawn from experiences of such trainers in their respective corners of the globe.
- Theory is good. Theory combined with practice is even better. Our full time trainers have actual practical and management experience in almost all classes of the insurance industry. They are thus qualified to teach such subjects as Insurance finance, Insurance corporate management, underwriting, claims, insurance broking, risk management, Life Assurance and takaful.
- Part time and freelance specialists support the core faculty with such professional services as authoring of course notes, quizzes, lecturing, e-learning tuition, and mock examinations.
For each examination we are offering a learning package that combines the classroom training with Online Student Support. This includes
- Classroom training
- Lecture notes and study guides
- Online Quiz
- Online discussion groups where the tutor answers and discusses questions and areas for discussion that are created by the candidates.
- Assignments that are corrected and commented by the tutor (homework)
- A mock examination preparing the candidates under actual examination conditions returned with Tutor’s comments and corrections.
- Daily testing during classroom to assess the knowledge gained in previous sessions
- Online further reading resources
- Arabic and English glossaries
The programme provided by GII is a progressive, sequential programme designed to ensure that candidates complete each level of qualification before moving on to the next.
Once the employer and/or the candidate has set the attainment of the Advanced Diploma (ACII), it would be unjustified effort and expense to continue accumulating credits and then hit a brick wall towards the end and find that the candidate cannot finish the target qualification due to difficulties in passing compulsory units.
This may happen if, for example, the candidate earns 210 through prior learning credits out of the 290 credits required for ACII and then find that he cannot pass the compulsory units Insurance Law, Insurance Finance and Risk Regulation and Capital Adequacy (2010 framework).
Under our programme, candidates first complete the Certificate in Insurance, then complete the Diploma in Insurance and finally move on to the Advanced Diploma. They are only allowed to progress after they have attained each benchmark.
The prices we quote are per candidate per training course. They include a single examination sitting and CII textbook at the CII’s published rates.
Thus the employer or sponsor only pays for the actual training enrolled, and the examination and textbook for each subject.
Furthermore, once candidates pass the examination, they do not need to pay any further fees to accumulate their credits as they would need to in the case of credits obtained through prior learning. (GBP4.00 per credit)
Again here, since the programme is progressive and sequential, this method ensures that candidates who find difficulty in a particular level do not pursue and pay for further studies until they are successful in that level.
Transparent pricing is also important for any sponsor who may also choose to obtain reimbursement from candidates who require re-sitting the exams or who abandon their objectives.
The prices quoted include all expenses to deliver the training on-site including lecturers’ accommodation and travel as well as the online student support.