The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has teamed up with Pearson to support the launch of T Levels, a new route into a rewarding career in the insurance and personal finance profession.
The 125-year-old professional body is part of the panel that validates content for the two-year Finance T Level courses, which follow on from GCSEs and are equivalent to three A Levels.
The CII has endorsed the Insurance T Level, which will be offered to college students by education company Pearson, the largest awarding organisation in the UK.
Originally launched in September 2020, T Levels have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of the insurance and financial services professions, and prepares students for work, further training or study.
T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during a work placement of at least 315 hours, which equates to approximately 45 days.
Finance T Levels were first launched in September 2022 and consist of a placement within the profession across nine weeks and include occupational specialist learning covering knowledge of insurance practice, investments, wealth management, financial compliance and risk analysis.
Alan Vallance, chief executive of the CII, said: “Attracting and retaining top talent is key to the future success of the insurance and financial planning profession. We are proud to work with Pearson to provide yet another route into a rewarding career where you can improve the public’s financial resilience and help individuals achieve their life goals.”
For more information, visit: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/t-levels.html