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Posted on Fri, 11/03/2022

Calling all ACII qualified professionals

Have you thought about going back into study to achieve your degree?

If you have accomplished your ACII qualifications, you may have an opportunity to take this forward and top it up with a BA (Hons) Degree in Insurance.

It’s never too late to get your degree!

I am sure many of you have thought about getting your degree however decided not to take it any further. It may be that you have probably settled well into your role and already heading up the career ladder, so what would be the point of pursuing it now.

Some of you may have already gone on to achieve your professional qualifications in insurance instead, as part of your career development, and would not be considering a degree now after all this time. Besides the study time commitment, other limiting beliefs come into play when contemplating the return to study.

One of these beliefs is that you will not be accepted into university as you may have completed your A-Levels many years ago or perhaps not achieved the relevant grades required.

Did you know, as a qualified ACII professional, you will have already obtained the required “UCAS credits” to top up your qualification with a 1-year BA (Hons) Degree in Insurance?

Another belief is the thought of having to write exams again and the absolute fear of failure coupled with the pressure to achieve high results. This alone can put anyone off from wanting to pursue further study.

Did you know that with the top-up degree, you will not have to write any exams? You will only need to complete some assessments, reports, and presentations.

There is also the belief that you would have to give up much of your time to attend daily/weekly sessions on campus.

Did you know that most of the learning is done online, meaning you can attend sessions from the comfort of your home with the occasional on-site/campus visits?

Probably the biggest belief is that it will be very expensive and you will not be able to afford the university fees.

Did you know that the cost of the top-up BA (Hons) Degree in Insurance is only £5,750 for the year and can be funded through student finance? So no upfront costs are involved at all.

And finally, you may be thinking, “what’s the benefit of achieving my degree now, after all this time?”

There are always benefits to having a degree:

  • Pursuing and achieving a degree means your education will be recognized wherever you go.
  • You will increase your career opportunities and earning potential
  • Earn social kudos.
  • As a student, you will be eligible for student discounts and, therefore can access savings on many items.

If you are ACII qualified, then there is absolutely nothing stopping you from taking advantage of this fantastic opportunity.