Tied Insurance Intermediaries Certificate

MQF/EQF Level 3 (6 ECTS Credits) Online Starting: 4th October 2023, 5.30-7.00pm

The programme covers  insurance knowledge broadly, starting from the explanation of the market and the very important insurance principles governing insurance operations.

Furthermore, the programme delves into the various classes that are typically provided by insurers as well as an outline of insurance processes typically, underwriting and claims and regulatory frameworks.

Accreditation and MQF/EQF Level
The Malta Qualifications Council deems these Awards to be at Level 3 on the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for Lifelong Learning.

This qualification is designed for those involved in insurance intermediary activities specifically in introducing, proposing or carrying out other work in the administration and performance of such contracts.

At the end of the programme the participant would have acquired adequate knowledge to be able to work in an insurance environment.


The programme seeks to equip the participant with the general facts, principles and concepts of insurance and should enable the participant to explain insurance products to prospective clients without assistance.

Lectures will be held from 5.30 – 7.00 pm on the following dates:

October4th, 6th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 20th, 24th, 27th
November3rd, 7th, 10th, 14th  17th ,21st  24th, 28th

Exam will be held from 5.30 – 7.00 pm on Tuesday 5th December 2023. 


The course consists of 24 contact hours, 16 sessions each of 1.5 hours duration (17:30 – 19:00 CET). A further 25 hours of self-study are required.

‘O’ Level standard of education (MQF Level 3).

This course is suitable for those acting or intending to act as an insurance intermediary for the purpose of pursuing insurance intermediaries’ activities including the provision of services ancillary to other business of insurance as may be prescribed. Also, it is suitable for those who wish to acquire a basic understanding of insurance products, processes and regulation. Therefore, it is also suitable for those wishing to join the insurance industry and those who are already in employ but are new to insurance operations.

There will be 1 examination session of 1.5 hours duration, during which candidates will be expected to answer 50 Multiple-Choice questions. The pass mark is set at 55%.

There will be 1 examination session of 1.5 hours duration, during which candidates will be expected to answer 50 Multiple-Choice questions. The pass mark is set at 55%.

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.

  • Companies effecting group bookings (four or more participants) are entitled to a 10% discount. For group bookings kindly send an e-mail to info@mitcentre.com
  • A 25% cancellation fee is payable for cancellations received within 15 days of the start of the programme.
  • No refund will be given after the commencement date of the programme.

The programme will assist in the career of those who aspire to work in the insurance industry, those who have joined insurance industry and those who already have some work experience but wish to receive formal insurance training. It is also suitable to those who wish to obtain a TII licence and those who wish to commence their insurance studies, possibly to take on further studies in the future.

Total Learning Hours

Full course: 24 hours

Hours include contact hours, supervised practice hours, self-study hours and assesment hours.


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.

Tonia Parascandalo, ACII, CEFA

Tonia joined a local bank in 1985.   Initially pursuing banking studies, she steered her career path by focusing on life insurance studies,  anticipating the opportunities that would become available with the introduction of bancassurance.  She spent 13 years within the Bancassurance section of the bank, eventually taking over the organisation and delivery  of  training programmes leading to the licensing of bancassurance authorised representatives.  The role entailed acting as a bancassurance ambassador for the bank, through media interviews and delivery of Investor Education Programmes.    Following a short term deployment as a branch manager, she was selected to lead the bank’s Customer Issues Unit.   She currently leads the bank’s Bancassurance Unit.

Mark Anthony Debono, ACII, IDCS (I.T.), Dip. Mgmt – Chartered Insurance Broker

Mark is an ex-MITC student, obtaining his ACII including International Diploma in Information Technology (I.T.) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Malta.

He began his career in the insurance industry in 1997 with Formosa and Camilleri Ltd (now Atlas Insurance PCC), where he handled motor claims for two years before moving to the motor underwriting department with Gasan Insurance (now GasanMamo Insurance), where he was promoted to Personal lines Underwriter until 2005.

Mark began his career as a broker, working for Island Insurance and Firstunited Insurance Brokers (now merged as Antes Insurance Brokers) until 2009, before he joined Allcare Insurance Brokers Ltd as an Assistant Manager.

He joined MIB Insurance Brokers in 2014 as a Divisional Director of the corporate clients division where he worked for 8 years until moving forward to his present position as Commercial Manager at National Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Hubert Said, ACII – Chartered Insurance Practitioner

Hubert joined GasanMamo Insurance in 1999 as part of the Motor Claims Department. After 11 years, he was promoted to a management position in the Motor underwriting Department. After 5 years in this position, he then moved on to the Network Department as a Customer Advocate and took care of the top tiered clients of the company servicing all of the insurance related requirements. Mr Said served as the technical point of reference for underwriting and claims matters including both motor and non-motor insurance business. Mr Said is also responsible for the branches and tied insurance intermediaries of GasanMamo Insurance.

Hubert Said is a fully qualified insurance professional having attained the Associateship from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). He is a regular lecturer at MITC and has been providing such services since 2011.

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