Extra qualifications from GCU and CII

25 Aug 2021

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has teamed up with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) to help their students take additional qualifications to kickstart their careers in the insurance and financial advice professions.

The university's undergraduate and post graduate risk programmes are already accredited against the CII's Learning Qualifications framework.

In addition, GCU undergraduate and postgraduate students will now have the opportunity to extend their studies by taking additional CII units at the much lower academic rate, around a third of that paid by employed insurance and personal finance professionals.

The students will also become members of the CII for the duration of their studies, giving them access to local institute networking events, mentoring schemes and career support.

Dr Patrick Ring, Reader in Financial Services in the Department of Accounting and Risk at GCU, said: "The CII's qualifications, coupled with their academic work at GCU, will help students stand out to prospective insurance and financial services employers in Scotland and help build the next generation of insurers and financial advisers."