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Additional information

See below for relevant additional information regarding format and enrolment preferences.

Study text

Digital study text– 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 first page of the study text).

Printable PDFs – these 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.

ebooks – these 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 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 here to download a sample.

Printed study text – if you opt for a printed study text, you will incur postage and packaging charges, which will be applied at checkout.

 

Revision Aids

Key facts booklets (Available for R01-6, ER1, FA1, FA2, CF1, CF6, IF1-11, FIT, LM1-3, M05, M80, M81, M85, M92)

Summarising the key information contained in the study text, a key facts booklet is more portable than a study text and is perfect for just focusing on the high-level syllabus requirements. Available in digital and print format. Please see ‘Study text’ section above for more details.

E-Learn (Available for R01-6, CF1, CF6, IF1-8, FIT)

Delivered via RevisionMate, this online tutorial provides interactive study, backed by an assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies. This is designed to complement, not replace, the primary study text. It provides visually engaging and therefore memorable learning. It covers key and difficult topics only, not the entire syllabus.

Access is only available during your enrolment period but downloaded files will never expire.

Due to content formatting, the tutorial is best viewed on a tablet or larger screen size. Try the course demo here, which is based on IF5.

Minimum system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows/MacOS/Android/iOS devices.
  • Web browser: Latest versions of IE/Safari/Firefox/Chrome.

Knowledge checker (Available for R01-5, CF1, CF6, IF1-11, FIT, LM1-3, PL1-4)

Delivered online through RevisionMate, the knowledge checker contains between 150 and 300 questions (depending on the unit) and provides comprehensive, flexible and interactive self-testing of the unit syllabus. A knowledge checker is designed to support your learning by testing your understanding as you progress through your studies. Question feedback is provided in the form of a chapter reference to the specific areas being tested in the official CII study text for the unit.

Please note, knowledge checkers are not past papers. While questions are designed to check knowledge of the unit syllabus to assist with your learning, they are not a product of the same development process as the actual CII examination question bank and are not intended to be used as mock exam questions.

This is an online-only product and the tests cannot be printed.

Audio revision (Available for R01-6, AF1, AF4, AF7)

MP3 audio material for R0 units covers the key elements of each subject. The AF options cover key Diploma learning points that underpin application at Advanced level, together with exam technique guidance. Delivered via RevisionMate, audio files are simple to download and are ideal for on-the-go study.

Access is only available during your enrolment period but downloaded files will never expire.

Video revision (Available for R06 and AF5)

Accessed via RevisionMate, there will be a series of videos addressing the main themes of the case studies (R06) or fact-find (AF5) and the associated technical knowledge that could be covered in the exam. These will be released over the two weeks prior to the exam. The delivery schedule is available on RevisionMate after purchase, and the approximate duration of the programme is 4 hours (subject to content of the released case studies/fact-find). Access to the videos is only available during your enrolment period but downloaded files will never expire.

Try a demo here.

 

Assessment methods

  • Multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam – study is based on a specified enrolment period from 01 January – 31 December for general insurance units, 01 May – 30 April for non-UK units and 01 September – 31 August for financial services units. MCQ exams are available weekly at UK and non-UK online exam centres, or via remote invigilation.
  • Coursework assessment – study is based on a 12-month enrolment period from the date of purchase. Three written assignments, each typically between 2,000 - 3,000 words, need to be passed. Please see the shop page for the unit you are taking for full guidelines and instructions.
  • Mixed assessment – study is based on an 18-month enrolment period from the date of purchase. A combination of a single coursework assignment must be passed within the first six months and an MCQ exam passed within 18 months. Please see the shop page for the unit you are taking for full guidelines and instructions.
  • Dissertation assessment – study is based on an 18-month enrolment period from the date of purchase. A dissertation, typically between 10,000 - 11,000 words, on an agreed subject must be submitted. Please see the shop page for the unit you are taking for full guidelines and instructions.

Please read the full assessment guidelines.