Award In General Insurance (WO1) JANUARY INTAKE FULLY BOOKED

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The Award in General Insurance is a UK qualification provided by the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK), designed for Non-UK practitioners and replaces the previously offered IF1.

This course is a stand-alone qualification that is conferred by the Chartered Insurance Institute of the UK and provides the holder with 15 CII credits which can be used in the further progression of insurance studies.


To equip the student with basic but broad knowledge on insurance principles and practice and also to provide knowledge on the macro environment within which the insurance industry operates.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the nature and main features of risk and insurance
  • Know the structure and main features of the insurance market
  • Understand the main legal principles governing insurance contracts
  • Understand the main regulatory and legal principles applicable to the transaction of insurance business
  • Know aspects of ethics, corporate governance & internal controls
Course Schedule
January 20248, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
February 20245, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21

The sessions scheduled for January 29th and February 21st are revision sessions.


Course Duration and Time

12 sessions of 1.5 hours held between 1730-1900hrs. A further 40 hours of self-study is recommended.

2 revision sessions of 1.5 hours each will be held as per schedule.


There are no entry requirements for this course however, a good command of the English language is expected. The CII recommends ‘O’ level standard of education.

Intended Audience

This programme is suitable for those who require a basic understanding of insurance and who wish to pursue a career through the attainment of qualifications in insurance. It is ideal for new entrants in the market, employees working for insurance companies and all participants requiring credits towards the CII qualifications. It is the first step towards the achievement of further Insurance qualifications.


Students taking the examination will make arrangements with the CII directly, for the purchasing of the course reading material and to apply for the examination. These arrangements can be made through the following link: 

The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions to be attempted in 2 hours. The pass mark is set at 70%.

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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