Your career is the best investment you can make

Gaining a professional qualification is one of the best moves you can make to advance in the insurance industry, enhancing your prospects, broadening your options and turning the wheels of your career.

At The Insurance Institute we have a programme to suit each stage of your career path, designed to help develop the skills you need both now and into the future.

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Why choose The Insurance Institute

Our educational programmes and CPD products are developed with industry experts, delivered online using a flexible and self-directed approach. You can be sure that your learning is current and directly applicable to your career and business needs.

As a member, we also provide you with access to one of the largest communities of insurance professionals in the country, offering you endless opportunities to build your contacts and expand your network at a local and national level. Find out more

What our members say

As a first time student with The Institute, I wanted to say thank you. The webinars were excellent and the lecturer made the content very easy to understand with real life examples to put things into context.

-APA Student

Having completed a number of financial services courses in the past, I can honestly say that I found my recent experience of the CIP to be by far the best. The information in the text books was well presented, the online resources were engaging and helpful and doing the exam online was stress free.

- CIP Graduate

By breaking the modules down into several mini milestones, I was able to build my semester around these, and gain a constant sense of achievement every time I completed something. This helped keep me motivated as I could see and feel my progress.

- Higher Diploma in Insurance Management Student

The growth we see in our staff after completing their qualifications is unbelievable. Their confidence grows, they’ve certainly got more product knowledge, and I think it makes everything that little bit more practical and real for what they’re actually doing day to day.

-  HR Manager

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Our Member Services team will be more than happy to talk you through your options, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. You can chat with them, call them on 01 645 6670 or send them an email by clicking below. 

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Other Qualifications

  • APA+

    Our APA+ programme is designed to give you greater career mobility within the insurance market. The concept is simple. You complete additional product modules following your first successful APA designation award, allowing you to work in more areas of your current business unsupervised or offering you the flexibility to move.

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  • Life & Pensions

    We work in partnership with other education and industry bodies, to give you access to additional qualifications that sit alongside our own.

    The APA partnership programmes are run in conjunction with LIA and IOB. They help you to broaden your expertise and knowledge within the financial services and insurance market and are open to you if you currently hold an APA, CIP or QFA designation.

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  • CDip L.A.

    We recognise the specialist nature of the loss adjusting profession, and so we award the CDip L.A. to loss adjusting and loss assessing professionals who have completed the CIP programme.

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  • Apprenticeships

    The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship is all about building a career – not just getting a job. Delivered in partnership with LIA and ATU Sligo, this Level 8 degree programme is open for expressions of interest from employers and apprentices all year round.

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