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Professional Skills Training

The IFoA is committed to supporting our members in attaining the high levels of professionalism that assures our profession’s global reputation. In July 2020 we introduced changes to the IFoA’s 3-Stage Professional Skills Training which apply to all new joiners from 1 July 2020.

Transitional arrangements [apply to Members who joined before 1 July 2020].

Stage 1: Professionalism Course

This is a self-access e-learning course comprising of 4 Modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to professionalism
  • Module 2: The IFoA; structure, regulation and compliance
  • Module 3: The Actuaries’ Code
  • Module 4: Professionalism in practice

The course can be accessed at any time, but must be completed before applying to sit CB3 Business Management Exam. 

For more detailed information please access: Stage 1 

Stage 2: Online Professionalism Course

This course builds on the knowledge acquired in Stage 1, with a format based around discussion of case studies with input from specialist ethicist and actuary facilitators. The course takes place over a 1 week period, with pre-reading of case studies to be undertaken and online contributions to be made in advance of the course start date. The course must be completed, either before qualifying as an Associate, or within 6 years of joining the IFoA.

For more detailed information please access: Stage 2

Course fees

There is a charge for Stages 1 and 2 from 1 July 2020. A reduced rate fee will be available for members currently on a reduced rate membership subscription fee, consistent with our pricing structure for other elements of the qualification. 

Course Full rate Reduced rate
Stage 1 Professionalism Course £75.00 £55.00
Stage 2 Online Professionalism Course £150.00 £105.00

Stage 3: Professional Skills Training

Stage 3 is an annual requirement to complete a minimum of 2 hours Professional Skills Training, defined in the CPD Scheme 2020 (effective from 1 September 2020) as “CPD activities with a Learning Outcome related to managing professional ethical challenges”. The CPD Scheme 2019/2020 remains in force until 30 August 2020.

For more detailed information please access:  Stage 3

Contact Details

professional.skills@actuaries.org.uk

For further information please contact the Professional Skills team.

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Events calendar

  • Asia Conference Webinar Series

    Webinars
    7 September 2020 - 25 September 2020

    Spaces available

    There will be a prestigious line-up of international speakers discussing the insurance and financial industry’s innovation and change in Asia.  The conference will take place throughout September via an online platform. The webinars consist of plenary speaking sessions and a series of workshop sessions including Life, GI, Data Science, Sustainability, Risk Management and Investment.

    This will be the perfect opportunity for you to discover,ask questions and be at the forefront of current and developing actuarial/financial topics and trends in Asia.

     

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    12.00-13.00 GMT+8

    This presenter / panel workshop hybrid will be anchored by two presentations examining the socioeconomic, medical and technological factors that will have a significant impact on mortality and our pricing over the next 20 years and beyond. It will also discuss whether significant mortality improvement will continue in Asia or whether varying experience of low improvements or deterioration. 

  • Spaces available

    12.00-13.00 GMT+8

    This presentation aims to provides an overview of the reformation of current Chinese regulatory solvency regime, how industry coping with the new normal after pandemic time and how the reformation of the regulation could help the insurance industry gets back on its feet as well as coming back to the “protection” core value for the policyholders. The presentation would include:

  • Spaces available

    16.00-17.00 (GMT+8) | 09.00-10.00 (BST)

    The basic data of China’s 2nd Critical Illness Mortality Table covers 2000+ products in Chinese market, including about 340 million insurance policies and 5.1 million claimants. Presenter will give the audience a general understanding including but not limited to the following contents:

  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

    Spaces available

    Many individuals and institutions have a long-term focus, and invest funds for the benefit of future generations. Their strategy should reflect their long horizon. University endowments are one of the oldest classes of institutional investor, and I will present the first study of the management of these endowments over the very long term.

  • GIRO Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Available to watch globally in November.
    02-13 November 2020
    Spaces available

    This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area.

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