Insurance Careers - The Insurance Institute

About Us

The Insurance Institute designs and delivers qualifications, training, executive education and continuing professional development (CPD) through a cost effective, fully supported framework to 13,000 active members of the general insurance industry in Ireland.

We deliver internationally recognised professional courses and qualifications in general insurance, while also supporting a comprehensive CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training programme.

Fully supported online distance learning coupled with face to face tuition.

Why a Career in Insurance

Why insurance?

Insurance is about protecting individuals, communities and businesses when they are at their most vulnerable.

Wherever there is risk, there is a need for insurance and so the types of insurance available to individuals, families and businesses continues to expand e.g. cyber and data protection policies. Insurance is thriving.

Career opportunities for everyone

A diverse range of employment opportunities exist within the insurance industry for graduates from all disciplines. From sales and marketing to risk management and underwriting, insurance is a multifaceted industry. So whether you're a strong communicator, an analytical thinker or a numbers person there are roles in insurance for you.

Entry level to advanced qualifications

Our courses are structured in a way that allows you to use modules as stepping stones, each one advancing towards a professional qualification.

The 3 module entry level qualification, Professional Certificate in Insurance (APA) is available in the following three product areas: personal, commercial and private medical insurance.

Once you've completed the 3 module Professional Certificate in Insurance (APA), you need just 3 further modules to achieve the Professional Diploma in Insurance (CIP) – the industry benchmark. Both of these academic qualifications are awarded by UCD through The Institute of Banking's College of Professional Finance.

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Global Mobility

Our qualifications can open doors and create exciting opportunities across the globe. With world class, internationally recognised qualifications under their belts, our graduates have gone on to secure employment in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the US and across Europe.

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