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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has developed online Professional Skills Training (PST) content to assist members in meeting their Professional Skills Training requirements. 

Details of the requirements for Stage 3 Professional Skills Training for experienced members are specified in the CPD Scheme 2019/2020.

Around 12,000 members are required to complete the Stage 3 PST and the IFoA’s online content is just one option to satisfy the requirements. The content includes a range of video case studies covering professional and ethical issues.

You may of course source relevant CPD from other providers as long as it meets the objectives set out in the CPD Scheme 2019/2020.

What else counts towards meeting the requirements? 

Here is a flavour of what to expect in this year’s videos:

  • The challenges of working in a multidisciplinary project team to implement a pilot using AI technology for insurance renewal pricing; 
  • Deputising for the CRO, you find yourself asked to give the go ahead on a project launch which you think may be outside the firm’s risk appetite;
  • Under pressure from management to come up with a “best estimate” in an impossible time frame;
  • Facing a tough decision on whether to blow the whistle;
  • What level of information do you need to disclose about your model to another professional who is relying on the results to formulate their advice?;
  • “Inspired” by the model licensed from an actuarial software provider - you come up with a plan to save costs;
  • You suspect your boss has personal reasons for favouring a particular service provider in a competitive tender; and
  • Your career prospects are threatened when you announce your intention to take paternity leave, as the firm is relying on your skills for a particular project.

Reflect on how to navigate these challenges whilst upholding the reputation of actuaries so we are A Trusted Profession.

For each video case study there is a separate video where actuaries provide their thoughts on the issues raised.

 

View the 2019/2020 videos
 

If you would like transcripts of any of the videos, please contact professional.skills@actuaries.org.uk.

To reduce buffering issues and improve the user experience, we recommend that you access the videos from a home PC or a mobile 4G connection, as these usually deliver more bandwidth than corporate networks where bandwidth may be limited.

Professional skills online videos 2019/2020

Contact Details

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  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    Online
    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    Online
    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    The role of actuaries within the health sector varies considerably from one country to another, due to differences in the local evolution of health systems and the funding models for health services. 

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.
     

  • The Many Faces of Bias

    2 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This webinar looks at the many types of biases, both conscious and unconscious and the impacts they can have in the workplace.  Raising our own awareness and understanding of the issues can help us avoid the pitfalls of unconscious bias in particular.  We’ve all heard the phrase ‘office banter’ but are we sure that’s how those on the receiving end perceive it and is it ok to go along with it?