The Chartered Insurance Institute has introduced a PC Skills Certification training programme for its members, allowing them to access the training programme over the internet or on CD-ROM.
Part of the CII member's affinity benefit scheme, the Institute has partnered with e-learning provider Unlimited, one of the largest training solutions in Ireland and the UK. The programme is designed to develop core skills and knowledge necessary to use common computer concepts, word processing, spreadsheets, the internet and e-mail.
Unlimited compliments the CII's other online initiatives including ed. – the CII's Internet based learning and maintaining competence system, launched earlier this year.
Keith Trower, director of corporate services at the CII, says: “Skills-based training in computer literacy is essential for insurance and financial services practitioners at all levels and I am delighted that the CII is able to offer its members access to this programme.”
“The CII's Compliance and Competence System within ed. provides an easily accessible solution to enable advisers, sales people and their employers to maintain their competence.
“The PC skills programme will be a valuable addition to our range of services and will equip CII members with the knowledge and skills to consistently deliver superior service which is vital in today's marketplace.”
Aidan Murphy, UK sales director at Unlimited, says: “CII Members can access the training programme either online or on CD-ROM. The Unlimited PC Skills solution incorporating CD-ROM or Internet access allows CII members to study at a time and place that suits them.
“The assessment tests can be taken at their local test centre. The certification will give members a relevant skill and qualification that is recognised worldwide.”