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4 Things To Avoid When Preparing For Your Online Exam

04/09/23 15:00 / by The Insurance Institute

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Sitting an exam can come with a lot of stress. With all the distractions in recent years, plus moving from an exam hall to an online format, some members have reached out to say that they feel that they aren’t as prepared as they want to be.

So we asked our Member Services team to give us their advice based on what they believe are the most common errors being made, in order to help you better prepare, have an enjoyable exam experience and get the results you deserve!

 

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5 tips to kick-start your study

07/08/23 12:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Study and exams

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Registering for a qualification can be daunting, particularly when you plan to study while working. Feeling overwhelmed or uncertain is completely normal. However, the key to success is to stay organised and manage your time efficiently. This not only reduces stress but also prepares you for the upcoming months.

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5 Reasons Why Your CPD Isn't Just a Tick The Box Activity

10/07/23 14:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers

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As insurance professionals, we understand the importance of staying up-to-date with industry developments and regulations. However, it's not just us - professionals from all walks of life, including engineers, healthcare workers, plumbers, lawyers, and teachers, also undertake continuing professional development to keep their skills sharp. It's a commitment to excellence, and one that we take seriously.

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10 reasons why you should choose an insurance apprenticeship

28/06/23 14:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Apprentice

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Still unsure about what career path to take? Want to switch to a better, more rewarding job? Here are ten reasons you should consider an insurance apprenticeship.

If you find yourself at a crossroads in your career, a general degree may seem like a logical choice. However, this often means years of intense study, financial strain, and uncertain job prospects. To avoid accumulating student debt and gain practical experience, many are seeking alternative paths. Luckily, the Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship programme offers a solution. In partnership with ATU Sligo and LIA, The Insurance Institute has created a unique programme that allows you to study for a level 8 degree while earning money and building a career in the insurance industry. This is the first apprenticeship of its kind, offering a three-year path to a prestigious qualification.

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Making the most of your CPD Webinars

23/03/23 12:07 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is often seen as just a regulatory obligation; however, there is a lot more to be gained from attending a CPD webinar than another hour of your annual requirement. Aside from developing your knowledge and skills, CPD also offers excellent opportunities to strengthen your professional profile.

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Report reveals demand for ESG talent within Irish Insurance Industry

15/03/23 12:30 / by The Insurance Institute

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A new report which analyses Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) knowledge and skillset requirements within the Irish insurance industry has been launched today.

Commissioned by the Sustainable Finance Skillnet and produced by KPMG, the report, ‘Insurance industry ESG knowledge and skills analysis 2023’, is the result of an industry-wide collaboration between Brokers Ireland, LIA, the Insurance Institute, and Insurance Ireland. Report development was supported by Skillnet Ireland.

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Climate Risk Course Launched For Insurance & Financial Service Sectors

19/12/22 11:40 / by The Insurance Institute

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A new course focusing on climate risk has been launched for financial services and insurance professionals.

The Certificate in Climate Risk, run by the Insurance Institute, aims to provide those working in insurance or financial services with the knowledge and understanding of how their sectors will function during the transition to a sustainable, low carbon world.

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Game, Set, Pass – How Gamification is Revolutionising Online Education

05/05/22 16:32 / by The Insurance Institute posted in The Insider, digital

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Online learning has exploded in recent years – we are seeing organisations – from world-renowned educational institutions and Universities to global corporations adopting it and, in many cases, choosing it over the traditional learning classroom model. It’s estimated that by 2025, the global EdTech market will be worth $350 Billion and this is backed up by research which shows that students or learners retain 25–60% more information when learning online compared to 8–10% in the classroom.

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The Insurance Institute Reveals Details of new CSR Initiative Focused on Helping Young Children Become Confident Readers

09/12/21 12:45 / by The Insurance Institute

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The Insurance Institute are delighted to announce on behalf of their Local Institute President’s that we are partnering with Business in the Community Ireland on their Time to Read initiative – a wonderful programme that sees volunteers give their time to provide one to one reading support for young children (aged between 7-8 years old) in a local primary school, with the aim of helping them become more confident and proficient readers.

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Using Vulnerability to Build Resilience

08/11/21 12:45 / by The Insurance Institute

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These past 18 months have tested almost everyone’s mental well-being. Mental health issues are on the rise, with people who may never have experienced anxiety or a mood related disorder in the past now finding themselves struggling to cope. We spoke with two mental health experts (both working with Aware) to find out how to practically address these issues and how to build mental resilience.

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