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Liability insurances

M96 (25 Diploma credits)

The objective of this unit is to develop knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of Liability insurances practice.

This is a self-study course, including the relevant study text with updates.

Study material testing period

2018–19 editions are applicable to exams sat from 01 May 2018 to 30 April 2019.

2017–18 editions are applicable to exams sat from 01 May 2017 to 30 April 2018.

Important notice

Please note that only the 2018–19 edition of the study text is available to purchase online. Please contact Customer Service on +44 (0)20 8989 8464 if you would like to purchase the 2017–18 edition.

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Unit registration (applicable to exams sat 01 May 18 to 30 Apr 19)

Members
£415.00
Non-members
£510.00
Study text (printed and ebook) with updates, RevisionMate, exam guide, coursework and exam entry

This includes a printed study text and ebook (available on RevisionMate) with electronic updates. Updates are available for 18 months after enrolment (further details on updates are included on the title page of the study text). Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

RevisionMate
You will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Access is granted for 18 months until your enrolment expires.

Coursework assignments

Candidates must complete and pass three written assignments, including any resubmissions. Assignments are each up to 3,000 words in length and candidates must score a minimum of 50% in each.

Marking of assignments is included with the study text enrolment fee. Should a candidate fail an assignment, a re-submission fee will apply.

Find out more at www.cii.co.uk/coursework

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

ebooks
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).

Please note:

  • 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.

Sample chapter download
To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link below to download a sample.

• Free sample chapters

Examination guide

This consists of a specimen examination (with multiple-choice questions), answers and useful hints on how to prepare for the examination.


Study text (printed and ebook) with updates, RevisionMate, exam guide, coursework and exam entry

This includes a printed study text and ebook (available on RevisionMate) with electronic updates. Updates are available for 18 months after enrolment (further details on updates are included on the title page of the study text). Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

RevisionMate
You will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Access is granted for 18 months until your enrolment expires.

Coursework assignments

Candidates must complete and pass three written assignments, including any resubmissions. Assignments are each up to 3,000 words in length and candidates must score a minimum of 50% in each.

Marking of assignments is included with the study text enrolment fee. Should a candidate fail an assignment, a re-submission fee will apply.

Find out more at www.cii.co.uk/coursework

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

ebooks
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).

Please note:

  • 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.

Sample chapter download
To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link below to download a sample.

• Free sample chapters

Examination guide

This consists of a specimen examination (with multiple-choice questions), answers and useful hints on how to prepare for the examination.

Redeem exam voucher or book re-sit

Prices displayed apply to those who wish to purchase an exam re-sit. You can also book here if you have a valid exam voucher for which you will not be charged.

Members
£110.00
Non-members
£150.00
Unit M96 exam
 

Introduction

CII qualifications involve the completion of one or more units, each covering an individually assessed topic. Assessment methods vary and depend on a unit's level and subject matter.


Assessment methods include:

  • Multiple-choice exams - the assessment method for Award, Certificate, and financial services 'R0' Diploma units assessed in the UK. Exams are delivered on-screen at a network of over 40 public centres across the UK. Sittings are available year-round, often on a weekly basis.
  • Written exams - the assessment method for some Diploma and Advanced Diploma units and all units examined outside the UK. Sittings are typically available twice-yearly in April and October at over 50 public centres throughout the UK and over 100 public centres outside the UK.
  • Coursework assessment - available for a select number of Advanced Diploma in Insurance units and the financial services unit (J09) Paraplanning, coursework assessment involves the completion of three written assignments during a 12 month period.
  • Mixed assessment - Initially introduced for unit (P92) Insurance business and finance, this has been extended to units (P05) Insurance law, (P80) Underwriting practice, (P81) Insurance broking practice and (P85) Claims practice from April 2015 and and will be extended to all Diploma in Insurance units by April 2018 (unit codes begin with the letter M). This involves the successful completion of both a coursework assignment and a multiple-choice exam. This has an 18 month enrolment period.
  • Dissertation assessment - available for the Advanced Diploma unit 991 London market insurance specialisation. This involves the submission of a dissertation proposal and an 11,000 word dissertation. This has an 18 month enrolment period. This unit should only be taken by those who have access to the necessary information and people in the London Market.

Find out more

It is essential that candidates familiarise themselves with the guidelines and instructions which are shown on the CII website under the relevant units. In addition candidates should familiarise themselves with the coursework and dissertation policies as well as exam policies (before the assessment) and notes to results (after the assessment).

This unit may also count towards:

Exam guide update

The M96 Examination Guide for exams from 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017 was first published in April 2016. Any questions which have been amended since the examination guide was first published will appear below.

Learning solutions update

These updates are Learning Solutions updates for study purposes.

2017-18 edition

Pdf icon small MP96_2017-18_Web_update_01_17-03-2017

Pdf icon small MP96_2017-18_Web_update_02_29-03-2017

Pdf icon small MP96 2017-18 edition changes

2018-19 edition

Pdf icon small Updated edition of M96

To view a list of the main areas of change in the 2018-19 edition, please click here.

View the latest information on:

Pdf icon small Insurance current editions

 

Qualification update

Testing position

  • Examinations are based on the published syllabus. Syllabuses are available free of charge on the CII website www.cii.co.uk or on request.
  • Candidates will be examined on the basis of law and practice in England unless otherwise stated.
  • The M96 examination consists of 50 multiple choice questions (MCQs). 1 hour is allowed for this examination.
  • The general rule is that legislative and industry changes will not be examined earlier than 3 months after they come into effect.
  • Candidates must keep up to date with legislative and industry changes that occur.

Solvency II Directive

Solvency II comes into effect on 1 January 2016 and examinations will be reflective of the Directive from 1 May 2016.

The Insurance Act 2015

The Insurance Act 2015 comes into effect on 12 August 2016 and examinations will be reflective of the Act from 1 October 2016.

EU referendum

On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU).

The UK Government invoked 'Article 50' of the Lisbon Treaty on 29 March 2017. In doing so, the two-year negotiation period which will result in Britain leaving the EU began. This means that, at the time of publication, the UK's membership of the EU will cease on 29 March 2019.

Until this final 'withdrawal agreement' is entered into, the UK will continue to be a full member of the EU, compliant with all current rules and regulations, and firms must continue to abide by their obligations under UK law, including those derived from the EU, and continue with the implementation of all legislation that is still to come into effect.

The longer term impact of the decision to leave the EU on the UK's overall regulatory framework will depend, in part, on the relationship agreed between the UK Government and the EU to replace the UK's current membership at the end of the 'Article 50' negotiation period.

Please note: The UK decision to leave the European Union will have no impact on the 2017- 2018 CII syllabuses or exams. Changes that may affect future exam syllabuses will be announced as they arise. 

 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect on 25 May 2018 and examinations will be reflective of the regulation from 25 May 2018.

 

 

 

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