Award in Commercial Property Insurance

MQF/EQF Level 4 (6 ECTS Credits) Online Intake Opening Soon, 17.30-19.30

MITC offers this award as accredited by MFHEA.

Successful candidates will be eligible to claim for 25 CII insurance credits, which are valid for the attainment of the prestigious DIPCII qualification of the Chartered Insurance Institute. The full DIPCII Diploma requires 120 credits in total to complete.

This is an optional credit for those in pursuance of the DIPCII.

Insurance safeguards the potential losses of those facing risks. In the context of commercial lines, this covers all potential mishaps that are experienced by businesses in their corporate capacity. Therefore, it is immediately apparent that we are referring to risks that threaten the assets of an organisation and the potential liabilities, among other ancillary products related to the business.

The programme is designed to explain the various commercial insurance products that seek to protect the material aspects of the business. These include but not restricted to Fire, Special perils, Theft, Accidental damage, Money, Glass, Goods in Transit, Business interruption, Construction, Engineering and Electronic equipment among others.

Lecturer/s on this programme are both experienced and knowledgeable and bring to the learning environment, the practical aspects related to this area of insurance, thereby enriching the learning experience throughout.

Successful candidates will be eligible to claim for 25 CII insurance credits, which are valid for the attainment of the prestigious DIPCII qualification of the Chartered Insurance Institute. The full DIPCII Diploma requires 120 credits in total to complete.

Level within the National and European Qualification Framework
The Malta Qualifications Council deems these Awards to be at Level 4 on the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF), 6 ECTS.

  • To provide technical knowledge related to commercial insurance policies, practice and operations.
  • To achieve stand-alone awards that attract CII credits.
  • To assist students in attaining Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) International Qualifications.
Learning Outcomes

The learner will be able to:

  • Describe the insurance risk assessment, underwriting and rating considerations
  • Identify the relevant risks presented for insurance purposes
  • Identify and explain the legal and regulatory requirements
  • Explain terms of Commercial Property insurance cover for different classes of insurance
  • Describe how a Commercial Property claim is investigated, managed and settled


Course Schedule


January 20249, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
February 20242, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
March 20241

Lectures will be held between 1730-1930hrs

The sessions scheduled for 02 February and 01 March are revision sessions

Exam will be held on Monday 11th March, between 09.30 – 12.30 at MITC premises

Course Duration and Time

The course consists of 32 contact hours.

A total of 16 sessions of 2 hours duration (17:30-19:30 CET).

A further of 117 hours of self-study is required.


Entry Requirements

Good working knowledge of the English language and an MQF level 4 qualification or equivalent

Student CV will be requested to verify the above that incorporates their self-assessment of such entry requirements.

A request for copies of certification and references will be made, if necessary.

Intended Audience

This programme is suitable for those aspiring to acquire specific technical understanding of insurance and those who wish to pursue a career through the attainment of awards in insurance. The awards units are ideal for new entrants in the market, employees working in insurance companies and all students requiring credits towards CII qualifications.


The assessment is a three-hour examination consisting of two sections.

Part 1 is a short question set up, wherein the candidates are expected to answer 14 compulsory questions.
In Part 2, the candidates have a choice of 2 questions from 3 wherein they are expected to discuss case studies in an applied way or comment on a general basis.

The pass mark is set at 55%.

Resit Policy
  • The re-sit will take place on the same date of the corresponding awards of the subsequent intake.
  • Re-sit exam fee is €60 inclusive of one (1) revision session.
Career Prospects

This programme equips candidates to be adequately qualified for the following positions:

  • Commercial Account handler / Senior Account Handler / Claims Handler
  • Supervisor in Commercial lines
  • Junior /Middle Management positions in insurance
Discount and Cancellation Policy
  • Companies effecting group bookings (four or more participants) are entitled to a 10% discount.
  • For group bookings kindly send an e-mail to
  • A 25% cancellation fee is payable for cancellations received within 15 days of the start of the programme.
  • No refund will be entitled after the commencement date of the programme.


Andre Farrugia, PhD MSc FCII CFIRM

Andre Farrugia began his professional career in the insurance industry, and since then, he has ventured into education and training. He holds the Fellowship of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII-UK) and another Fellowship with the Institute of Risk Management (FIRM-UK). Recently, Andre completed an MSc in Risk Management from the University of Caledonian in Glasgow and earned a PhD from the University of Malta.

Throughout his professional and academic journey, Andre has made significant contributions to the industry by publishing articles, technical write-ups, and delivering a variety of career talks and technical seminars.

Andre played a pivotal role as a board member in the establishment of the National Vocational Qualifications in Malta. Currently, he serves as a Council board member on the Malta Education Consultative Council, is an outgoing President and active member of the Malta Insurance Institute, represents Malta within the European Forum of the National Institutes for Professional Insurance Institutes, and sits on the Board of EFICERT.

He has delivered numerous lectures and talks in Malta and conducted training sessions in Kosovo, Dubai, and Ghana. Additionally, he has presented academic papers at esteemed universities in Latvia, Greece, and Serbia.

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Why Choose Us

MITC is made up of a close-knit team with a real passion for learning and insurance, who believe in the continuous development and empowerment of individuals through learning. We understand all of the nuances and challenges that come with insurance training and, that is why we’re here to help you get your training right.

Our courses are developed following in-depth research and consultation on the subject matter and the related market, thus ensuring participant needs are met. All our trainers are experts in their field and actively contribute towards the continuous development of the courses which they deliver.

Our training services are accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) and the European Qualifications Framework platforms. MITC’s homegrown insurance programmes are recognised by the renowned Chartered Insurance Institute, UK.

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