The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) will launch online examinations at over 2,000 stations in both the UK and internationally, as part of an ongoing effort to make its exams more easily available.
The institute hopes to have the centres up during the third quarter and follows a deal with City & Guilds signed on 16 December 2004, to use its network of exam centres in corporate offices, banks and Further Education colleges.
Within the terms agreed, the CII will provide a host of new soft skills and management development qualifications, while existing CII customers will also be able to establish an exam centre at their own premises.
CII and City & Guilds will provide management training through the CII Faculties and Societies from supervisory level to middle management.
CII is already in a joint venture with Cass Business School at the post ACII level providing an insurance management and leadership MBA; specifically tailored MSc in Insurance and executive and senior executive development programmes.
CII director general Dr Sandy Scott says: "City & Guilds’ qualifications will attract credits in the CII qualifications structure and we are now able to respond to any financial services companies skills needs."
In 2004 the CII processed 75,000 individual examination entries at centres worldwide.IFAonline
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