Professional Skills Courses
Professional skills is a key part of your training and ongoing development, and training must be undertaken by all members including students.
The Professional Skills Course (PSC) forms stage two of the mandatory professional skills training of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
- If you are newly qualified and have not yet completed the Professional Skills Course you will need to do so within one year of qualification as a Fellow (i.e. transferring to the category of Fellow).
- If you are a student who joined on or after 1 July 2006 you will need to complete the course between the 4th and 6th anniversaries of your admission, or within a year of qualifying as a Fellow, whichever comes first.
- If you wish to become an Associate you will need to complete the course, in addition to passing the relevant exams, before you can transfer.
If you have already completed a Professionalism Course under the previous regime (i.e. the 1-day Associate Course, 2-day New Fellows Course, or the 1 day Professionalism event for experienced actuaries) you will not need to take the Professional Skills Course.
A web-based version of the course is also available for those unable to attend in person.
Dates for all available courses are given on the application forms on the right hand side of this page.
For more information and advice on Professional Skills Courses, e-mail: email@example.com or call Cindy Checchia +44 (0)1865 268214.
Professionalism courses overseas
Members working in the UK are expected to attend Professional Skills Courses organised in the UK by the Institute and Faculty. To date recognised versions of our professionalism courses have primarily been organised by ourselves, although a number of overseas professionalism courses have been approved as equivalent to our courses. This includes professionalism events organised by:
- Society of Actuaries
- Casualty Actuarial Society
- Society of Actuaries in Ireland
- Actuarial Society of South Africa
- Institute of Actuaries in Australia
- Canadian Institute of Actuaries
- Singapore Actuarial Society.
With an increasingly global membership, we would like to offer more courses in countries where our members live and work. This will also reduce the need for overseas members to travel to the UK to attend these courses.
We encourages local actuarial associations to run such courses, and for these associations to gain approval from the Institute and Faculty for any relevant courses to be approved as equivalent. Any local actuarial association interested in organising an overseas professionalism course is advised to contact Neil Hilary.