Senior Insurance Professional

Senior Insurance Professional

On a senior insurance professional apprenticeship course, you’ll help businesses assess and manage the risks they face.

The senior insurance professional apprenticeship will teach you the skills required to manage people in the insurance business, including operations (mainly focusing on the organisation) and clients (need you to supervise external issues affecting consumers). Every management job requires a high level of technical knowledge and competence.

You will become an expert in specific insurance sectors because of the senior insurance professional apprenticeship, such as broking, client management, underwriting, claims, operations, loss adjusting, reinsurance, risk management, product and pricing, or complaint handling.

After completing the course, you can apply for professional registration with the Chartered Insurance Institute or the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters.

What you’ll learn

On a senior insurance professional apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Apply specialised technical knowledge and expertise to new and/or challenging situations. Proactively respond to insurance sector changes to deliver excellent outcomes for all stakeholders. 
  • Accomplish company goals, interact and network with clients/customers, colleagues, and senior management. Manage customer/stakeholder expectations effectively. Use interpersonal skills and networks to convince and gain support to produce excellent commercial outcomes.
  • Use a range of advanced communication techniques to convey complex information. Negotiate effectively. Seek chances to utilise advanced communication techniques to communicate complex information effectively and successfully negotiate.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of operational strategy within the company. Manage people and/or processes to ensure that the operational and strategic needs of the company are met. Existing processes and procedures are being questioned in order to improve the customer/client/stakeholder experience.
  • Use a thorough knowledge of regulatory standards to aid organisational compliance. Understand and use risk to predict, identify, and control hazards in their industry.
  • Consistently encourage and collaborate with people to achieve results that align with business goals. When required, take team leadership.
  • Acquire and analyse relevant information and data to evaluate performance and influence business results. Analyses data to call existing business processes/procedures into question. 

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • Depending on the employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment.

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment comprises two distinct assessment methods: 

  • Case study test 
  • A structured interview

Duration and level

  • Duration: 36 months
  • Level: 6 – Degree Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 6 Senior Insurance Professional Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on October 1, 2022

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