BA (Hons) Insurance

Who is the course for?

The BA (Hons) in Insurance has been developed in partnership with Be Wiser Insurance. It is designed for those working within the insurance broking industry. The course is open to individuals who have recently completed A levels or equivalent and wish to combine studying for a degree in insurance alongside working as an insurance broker. Potential students who will need to obtain employment should contact the College in the first instance. We will then put you in contact with the relevant person in Be Wiser (Andover) to discuss employment opportunities. The starting salary at Be Wiser is £18,000pa (Year 1). A concessionary fee rate of £3,500 may be available to those joining the scheme via Be Wiser (subject to student numbers). This is an amazing opportunity to get a debt free degree.

The programme will provide you with the opportunity to examine theory, policy and practice, as well as carrying out research. Students are expected to use their work setting as a source of information and reflection, research and utilise theories and concepts used in the classroom to inform analysis of issues in the insurance sector and construct reasoned arguments. The programme offers a route to higher education for people with varying levels of academic achievement and offers those working within the insurance industry to gain a subject specific degree qualification.

The BA (Hons) in Insurance is validated and awarded by the University of Chichester.

What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements for those under 21 years of age are 64 UCAS points or a Level 3 qualification and employment within the insurance sector. For applicants over the age of 21 the requirements are a Level 3 qualification such as the CII Level 3 Certificate in Insurance or substantial work experience within the Insurance sector, along with current employment in the insurance sector.

The BA (Hons) in Insurance is an exciting new degree programme that offers students the opportunity to gain employment within the insurance sector whilst studying for a degree. Successful applicants will gain employment with Be Wiser Insurance (Andover) with a starting salary of £18,000. You will attend college one day a week to study and on successful completion of the course, you will be eligible for a bonus from Be Wiser to help pay off your student loan. Your salary will rise as the course progresses.

What will I study?

Year 1:

  • Developing & Enhancing Academic Skills
  • Introduction to Insurance, Principles & Law
  • Broking & Claims Handling
  • Insurance Market Products & Practice
  • Insurance Market Underwriting & Practice
  • Risk & Risk Management

Year 2:

  • Management & Financial Accounts in the Insurance context
  • Crime, Compliance & Regulations in Insurance
  • Personal Development planning
  • Marketing, Sales & Customer Service in the insurance context
  • Research Skills in Insurance
  • Insurance Research Portfolio/Project

Year 3:

  • Student Conference: Contemporary Issues in Insurance
  • Leadership & Management Theory
  • Management information & Communication Technology in Insurance
  • Strategic Management
  • Dissertation

Why is College attendance only 6 hours per week?

  • We teach for 34 weeks per year as opposed to many universities teaching approximately 22 weeks per year.
  • Personal tutorials and assessment coaching sessions are provided at mutually convenient times outside teaching hours.
  • We use a ‘blended approach to learning’ where students are supported through a mixture of formal lectures, seminars, online materials and one to one tutorial support.
  • Each year will be divided into three terms of approximately 12 weeks and students will complete 120 credits per year.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL, RPCL, RPEL)

Students may be able to draw from a wide range of evidence to support their claim e.g. employer information / feedback / appraisals; CPD records; past course materials; essays; certificates etc. For further information please see our RPL procedure document available at Reception or http://moodle.psc.ac.uk.

What will I obtain after successful completion of year 3?

You will obtain a BA (Hons) in Insurance. Your degree certificate will be from the University of Chichester. However, we operate our own graduation ceremony, which is normally held in September.

What could the course lead to?

The course has a strong management focus in year 3, which will prepare students for future management roles. Other potential career paths include: Insurance Broking, Claims Management, Customer Operations, Loss Adjusting, Loss Assessing, Reinsurance, The London Market (Lloyds), Risk Management, Underwriting and Actuarial.

How do I apply?

  • You can apply online through our website www.psc.ac.uk/ahed; or
  • You can request a hard copy application form from reception (Tel 01962 886166)
  • Potential students who need to gain employment should contact the college in the first instance.

Click below to view the programme specification for this course. Any queries should be directed to Paula Baker on pbaker@psc.ac.uk.

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Fees

1 Full Fee

TypeAmount
Course Fee£5300
Timetable
DayTimesNumber of WeeksStart DateEnd DateRoom
Thursday08:30 - 11:301126 Sep 201912 Dec 2019AC101
Thursday12:30 - 15:301126 Sep 201912 Dec 2019AC101
Thursday08:30 - 11:301109 Jan 202026 Mar 2020AC101
Thursday08:30 - 11:301109 Jan 202026 Mar 2020AC101
Thursday08:30 - 11:301123 Apr 202009 Jul 2020AC101
Thursday12:30 - 15:301123 Apr 202009 Jul 2020AC101
Courses Information

BA (Hons) Insurance

Course Dates: 26 Sep 2019 - 13 Jul 2022
Course Fees: £5300
Location: Weeke - AHED Centre

Fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change. For degree programmes, please note that the fee showing is charged per annum.
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