Higher Diploma in Insurance Management

Power your ambition with our Level 8 Higher Diploma award.

The Higher Diploma in Insurance Management, which was previously referred to as the Management Diploma in Insurance, is now a Level 8 qualification and has been recognised on the National Framework of Qualifications.

The advanced, professional qualification, aims to enhance technical knowledge and develop key management skills, such as critical thinking, report writing, research and problem-solving.

You can download our guide below to find out more about the programme, entry requirements and how to apply.

Applications open 30 November for the Spring/Summer 2022 semester.

Download our helpful guide

Interested in finding out more about the Higher Diploma in Insurance Management? You can download our helpful guide here. It offers you more information about what you'll study, assessment formats and the learning supports we provide as well as additional details around the additional benefits you get from a Level 8 award. 



Who is this qualification for?

  • CIP holders with 3 years or more experience looking to progress their strategic and management skills
  • Insurance professionals who hold a level 7 or 8 major award, looking to deepen their technical knowledge with a qualification that is flexible enough to suit their personal and professional needs
  • Irish insurance professionals looking to enhance their career prospects with an advanced qualification directly relatable to their industry
  • Check your eligibility with our Entry Requirements Checker

Programme Key Facts

  • Qualification: Higher Diploma (Business) in Insurance Management | Awarding Body: IT Sligo
  • Designation: MDI | Awarding Body: The Insurance Institute
  • Modules: 5 (2 core + 1 diploma + 2 advanced diploma)
  • Delivery: Blended learning
  • Assessment: Continuous and mixed assessment
  • Frequency: There are two semesters each year, Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter. Learn more about dates here
  • Fee: €575 per module + membership fee if you're not already our member. Learn more about membership and fees
  • When can I apply? Applications open twice a year. Find more on application dates here
  • How to apply: Apply via the Member Area or email memberservices@iii.ie

How it works

MDI Module Chart

Moving on to the Chartered Insurance Institute's ACII

If you're thinking of pursuing the ACII qualification in the future, the Higher Diploma in Insurance Management is an excellent way to start. The programme mirrors the scope and standards of the CII’s equivalent UK modules and upon successful completion of the Higher Diploma, students are able to use this qualification to obtain 135 credits towards their ACII application.

For further information, contact our Member Services team who will be happy to talk you through the process.

Start your Higher Diploma in Insurance Management

To get started, you'll need to become a member before you can register for your first exam. 


Talk to the team

Our Member Services team can help on chat at memberservices@iii.ie or on 01 645 6670.