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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”.

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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  • Spaces available

    Mathematical Futures: The Actuary in a World Transformed – Sir Adrian Smith will outline how advances in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence in the world of big data will transform the nature of many industries, including financial services. The broader environment within which mathematics is applied will change rapidly, often led by innovative yet disruptive forces outside. These changes will undoubtedly have an impact on the work of actuaries - and the profession will need to adapt quickly to thrive.

     

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    The General Insurance (GI) Spring Conference is a result of the General Insurance Lifelong Learning Committee (GILL) combining this year’s 'Current Issues in General Insurance' (CIGI) and 'Technical Issues in General Insurance' (TIGI) conferences into a virtual webinar series over 19 – 25 May that will be available to watch online globally.

  • CILA 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    19-21 May 2021
    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; on-going financial consequences of the COVID pandemic; or self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

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    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

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    Behavioural Science Webinar SeriesThe world is changing. The fourth industrial revolution, globalisation and the COVID-19 pandemic are up-ending traditional social and business norms around the world; changes that were once predictable and steady are now faster and more profound.

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    Risk Management Webinar PrgrammeTools like python/R are being heavily used to provide end-to-end analytical solutions for risk management. They help to set up a framework/platform to collect risk data and work out stochastic analytics to provide insights into the risks faced by a firm, be it in any sector.

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    The webinar will look at several aspects of intergenerational fairness and our panel of experts will challenge you, society, taxpayers and generations X, Y and Z on key aspects of DB v DC pensions, public v private sector pensions, state benefits and key aspects of sustainability.

  • Pensions Conference 2021

    Online webinar series
    16-22 June 2021
    Spaces available

    Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.

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    Given our commitment to the safety of our members and employees, and as the easing of restrictions in respect of COVID-19 cannot be guaranteed at this point in time, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year.

    The Business of the AGM

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    Join newly inaugurated IFoA President Dr. Louise Pryor as she explores what we need to do to keep abreast of the changing world – and how we can seize the resulting opportunities – in her Presidential Address, ‘A Learning Society’

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    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

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    The paper “Asset liability modelling in the quantum era” shall be presented by its authors, Tim Berry and James Sharpe, and chaired by Andrew Smith, Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at University College Dublin.

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    Risk Management Webinar ProgrammeInternal audit is often the Cinderella of the audit world. It’s a regulatory requirement for insurance companies to have an internal audit function, so why not make it as useful as possible?  This session will look at how to link an internal audit plan to the risk register, and how that helps audit committees and boards to spot problems and fix them.