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Insurance Underwriting (non-UK) (WUE)

WUE (15 CII credits – Certificate level credits)

Insurance Underwriting (non-UK) (WUE) provides you with knowledge and understanding of the role of underwriting including identification, assessment and acceptance of risk, rating and relevant financial factors which can be applied to your region.

Insurance is an international industry, with thriving and innovative markets across the globe. Some markets are well-established, and others are just emerging. All have their own ways of working that reflect the characteristics and cultures of the region. Insurance underwriting is common to all markets and fundamental to the business of insurance, no matter where in the world it takes place.

This unit aims to provide you with an understanding of the basic principles of underwriting which you can then apply to the specifics of your region.

Our course of study will encompass underwriting procedures, considerations applicable to the main classes of general insurance business, the structure and content of policy wordings, premium payment, renewal and cancellation, as well as the main aspects of rating. The developments in related products and services are also discussed, and we conclude by introducing the principles involved in managing the underwriting account.

Building a successful career in insurance

This course is for you if you work in insurance outside the UK or aspire for a rewarding career in insurance. Insurance Underwriting (non-UK) counts towards achieving the Certificate in Insurance. Please note this unit can only be awarded to non-UK residents.

Summary of learning outcomes:

  1. Understand the material facts and information relating to the insurance underwriting process.
  2. Understand underwriting procedures relating to the insurance underwriting process.
  3. Understand insurance policies in relation to the insurance underwriting process.
  4. Understand renewals and cancellation in relation to the insurance underwriting process.
  5. Understand personal insurances in relation to the insurance underwriting process.
  6. Understand commercial insurances in relation to the insurance underwriting process.
  7. Understand the main support/ancillary services available in the insurance services.
  8. Understand underwriting considerations in relation to the insurance underwriting process.
  9. Understand the principles and practices of pricing.
  10. Understand pricing factors within the context of the insurance underwriting process.
  11. Understand managing exposure within the context of the insurance underwriting process.

More information:

Download 2019 syllabus (PDF)

Download 2019 exam guide (PDF)

Download 2020/21 syllabus (PDF)

Download 2020/21 exam guide (PDF)

Assessment

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

Recommended study hours: 60

Printed and digital options

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By purchasing the ‘Printed and digital’ option, you will incur an additional charge for postage and packaging:

£7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.

£15 per order: All other countries.

For more information on Digital-only options, please visit: 'Digital Only' FAQ's

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

Members
£92.00
Non-members
£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).

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.

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.

Exam entry

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

Redeem exam voucher or book re-sit

Members
£51.00
Non-members
£61.00
Unit WUE exam
 

Study text renewal

Members
£21.00
Non-members
£21.00
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.

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
£21.00
Non-members
£21.00
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.

This unit may also count towards:

Learning solutions update

These updates are Learning Solutions updates for study purposes.

2020-21 edition

Pdf icon small WUE 2020-21 edition changes

Other information:

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