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Award in General Insurance (non-UK) (W01)

W01 (15 CII credits – Certificate level credits)

This unit can only be awarded to non-UK residents. This unit prepares you for a career in this international industry. It 'sets the scene' by introducing the concept of risk and how it is managed, as well as the different categories of risk. It also explains how insurance acts as a risk transfer mechanism and introduces the main classes of insurance.

We examine the insurance market structure, its main participants and the various professional roles. It includes the main legal principles that apply to insurance with chapters on contract and agency, good faith, proximate cause, indemnity, contribution and subrogation.

We look at regulation, including the role and functions of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). We also outline the importance of combating financial crime and the role of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in developing a strategy to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The unit then considers the issue of fraud and how insurers manage it.

Finally, we look at the role and importance of ethics in the insurance industry, including the Chartered Insurance Institute's Code of Ethics.

Summary of learning outcomes:

1. Understand the nature and main features of risk and insurance.

2. Know the structure and main features of the insurance market.

3. Understand the main legal principles governing insurance contracts.

4. Understand the main regulatory and legal principles applicable to the transaction of insurance business.

5. Know key aspects of ethics, corporate governance and internal controls.

More information:

Download the 2019/20 exam guide (PDF)

Download the 2019/20 syllabus (PDF)

Download the 2020/21 exam guide (PDF)

Download the 2020/21 syllabus (PDF)

Assessment 

  • 2 hour exam
  • 100 multiple choice questions
  • 70% nominal pass mark

Recommended study hours: 50

Please note:

  • Award in General Insurance Enrolments are not available in the UK. Non-UK candidates can enrol online and by phoning Customer Service. You will be prompted to select your chosen international exam centre location and date or sit your exam from home with remote invigilation
  • To enrol for the Award in Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland please call Customer Service on +44 (0)20 8989 8464

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Enrolment – 2020-21 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 May 20 to 30 Apr 21)

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£92.00
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£102.00
Study text and exam entry

Included in your Enrolment:

Study text

Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the study text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

A printable PDF and ebook of the study text are available on RevisionMate. Access is only available during your enrolment period. Online updates to the study text will also be made available (further details are included on the title page of the study text).

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  • ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print, as study texts are typically 200 pages long; and
  • print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

ebook

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ebooks are not PDF files and cannot be printed. The reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

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If you would like a printed copy of the study text, please select the ‘Printed and digital’ option, which will incur postage and packaging charges:

  • £7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
  • £15 per order: All other countries.

RevisionMate

You will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Access is only available during your enrolment period.

Support typically includes a study planner, a knowledge check (multiple-choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forum and the latest examination guide.

Exam entry

Exams can be booked at the point of enrolment or at a later date.


Study text and exam entry

Included in your Enrolment:

Study text

Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the study text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

A printable PDF and ebook of the study text are available on RevisionMate. Access is only available during your enrolment period. Online updates to the study text will also be made available (further details are included on the title page of the study text).

Printable PDF

PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

  • ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print, as study texts are typically 200 pages long; and
  • print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

ebook

ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

ebooks are not PDF files and cannot be printed. The reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printed copy of the study text

If you would like a printed copy of the study text, please select the ‘Printed and digital’ option, which will incur postage and packaging charges:

  • £7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
  • £15 per order: All other countries.

RevisionMate

You will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Access is only available during your enrolment period.

Support typically includes a study planner, a knowledge check (multiple-choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forum and the latest examination guide.

Exam entry

Exams can be booked at the point of enrolment or at a later date.

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Unit W01 exam
 

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If you would like a printed copy of the study text, please select the ‘Printed and digital’ option, which will incur postage and packaging charges:

  • £7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
  • £15 per order: All other countries.

Update your study text to the next edition (Digital only)

We offer the option for you to extend the life of your enrolment once your course has expired and receive the next edition of the study text together with electronic updates. This option is renewable on an annual basis.

Printed copy of the study text

If you would like a printed copy of the study text, please select the ‘Printed and digital’ option, which will incur postage and packaging charges:

  • £7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
  • £15 per order: All other countries.
Members
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Update your study text to the next edition (Printed and digital)

We offer the option for you to extend the life of your enrolment once your course has expired and receive the next edition of the study text together with electronic updates. This option is renewable on an annual basis.

Update your study text to the next edition (Printed and digital)

We offer the option for you to extend the life of your enrolment once your course has expired and receive the next edition of the study text together with electronic updates. This option is renewable on an annual basis.

Learning solutions update

These updates are Learning Solutions updates for study purposes.

2020-21 edition

Pdf icon small W01 2020-21 edition changes

Study text updates:

Pdf icon small W01_2020-21_web_update_1_06_04-2020

Other information:

Pdf icon small International current editions

Qualification update

Testing position

  • Examinations are based on the published syllabus. Syllabuses are available free of charge on the CII website www.cii.co.uk or on request.
  • The W01 examination consists of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs). 2 hours are allowed for this examination.
  • The general rule is that legislative and industry changes will not be examined earlier than 3 months after they come into effect.
  • Candidates must keep up to date with legislative and industry changes that occur.

Exam guide update

The W01 Examination Guide for exams from 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017 was first published in May 2016. Any questions which have been amended since the examination guide was first published will appear below.

Questions 43, 44, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63 and 77 - amended 19-09-2016 »

 

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