The CII apprenticeships in General Insurance will allow you to gain a comprehensive understanding of the insurance industry while gaining on-the-job skills and experience.
As the largest deliverer of CII (Chartered Insurance Institute) qualifications in the UK, Babington will ensure you are equipped with the skills you need to launch a career in the insurance industry.
Depending on your place of work, your apprenticeship may involve investigating and settling insurance claims, and you may also choose to develop on the broking and underwriting pathways. The level 2 apprenticeship is an ideal starting point, in which will give you sufficient knowledge to progress to level 3, where you will acquire a detailed look into the insurance industry.
Level 2 will include the mandatory unit IF1 (Insurance, Legal and Regulatory).
At level 3, you are able to choose on of units IF2-9, depending on the field you want to go into:
- IF2 – General insurance business
- IF3 – Insurance underwriting process
- IF4 – Insurance claims handling process
- IF5 – Motor insurance products
- IF6 – Household insurance products
- IF7 – Healthcare insurance products
- IF8 – Packaged commercial insurances
- IF9 – Customer service in insurance
Responsibilities may include
- Negotiating and agreeing on insurance cover on the behalf of clients
- Building rapport and managing relationships with clients
- Determining and evaluating clients’ insurance requirements for tailored policies
- Determining and reporting trends in insurance, making recommendations for business development
- Carrying out initial assessments and investigating complex insurance claims
Employers you could work with
Some examples of our insurance employers include Direct Line, NFU Mutual, and AXA Insurance. Take a look at our current vacancies to see what’s available.
What are the entry requirements?
For Level 2 qualifications, many employers are looking for grades C or above in GCSE maths and English. The level 3 will require at least a year’s experience within the industry or sufficient knowledge within finance.
Support you will gain
Throughout the course, you’ll receive expert support from a tutor with industry experience, with monthly visits to your workplace and support over phone and email. You will also receive phone and email contact from Babington to ensure you are receiving the best support possible.
What can I do afterwards?
After achieving your Cert CII (Certificate in Insurance) you will be able to progress into a variety of roles across the insurance industry, which could include insurance broker, insurance claims handler, and underwriting technician. By progressing onto the CII level 4 apprenticeship, you could also find yourself in a leadership role such as team leader and branch manager.
Doing the CII qualification will enable me to further my career and will broaden my job prospects for the future. My tutor is very supportive and makes me feel confident that I will succeed.
Aside from all the administrative skills I picked up, I really feel like this apprenticeship has got me out of my shell. Before, I was very shy. At times, I even had trouble getting out of the house and going to the shop. But this apprenticeship has boosted my confidence massively after speaking to so many people over the phone including customers and insurers. I really feel like I can talk to anybody.
I’ve certainly gained a lot of confidence through the CII qualification, as well as a wealth of background knowledge. I’ve learned more in depth about what the financial industry is all about through the apprenticeship, and have built more avenues and opportunities for myself going forwards.