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CII teams up with GCU to kickstart insurance careers in Scotland

The university’s undergraduate and postgraduate risk programmes are already accredited against the CII’s Learning Qualifications framework

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) is set to help students take additional qualifications in a bid to kickstart their career in insurance and financial advice through a new partnership with the Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).

Students at GCU will now have the option of taking additional Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) units at a discounted rate; around a third of the amount charged to insurance and personal finance professionals.

The university’s undergraduate and postgraduate risk programmes are already accredited against the CII’s Learning Qualifications framework.

Dr Patrick Ring, reader in Financial Services in the Department of Accounting and Risk at GCU, said: “This is a great opportunity for our students to gain an additional CII qualification, that will help them access a rewarding career helping improve consumer’s financial resilience and wellbeing, which aligns with GCU’s Common Good mission.”

Sian Fisher, CEO of the CII, added: “Our Scottish corporate customers want fresh talent. We are delighted to work with GCU to innovate and develop their offering to attract more fresh talent to the profession.”

GCU is one of the latest British universities to work with CII to enable its students to have this sort of pathway into the industry. Others include: University of East Anglia, Coventry University, Blackburn College, Manchester Metropolitan and the University of Gloucestershire.

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