From January 2019, we’ll be making some improvements to the monthly assessments on the Aviva Development Zone. The overall structure will remain the same, with ten new questions created each month by our team of subject specialists. However, the themes for 2019 have been updated and will now be:
- Spotlight – this will cover a wide range of ‘hot topics’ throughout the year, with a different theme each month. Topics will include the IDD, SM&CR, data protection and cyber security.
- Business Development – this will give our learners the business skills they require and will cover areas such as financial competence, governance, leadership and teams, and human resources.
- The Fundamental Principles of Insurance – this will explore the main concepts and theories that inform the insurance industry and the relevant laws. For example, insurable interest, proximate cause, utmost good faith.
- Regulation – this will assess our learners’ broad understanding of compliance and regulation, focusing on areas such as the specifics of ICOBS and the FCA Principles for Businesses.
We will also cover the following classes of insurance:
- Household Insurance
- Motor Insurance
- Commercial Insurance
By refreshing the structure of the topics available to our learners, we intend to provide a more varied and robust set of assessments, covering the diverse range of subjects that insurance intermediaries should have knowledge of. The ability to include the monthly assessments as part of the ‘Questions by Email’ function will remain unchanged, meaning that learners can opt to have questions sent directly to their inbox each month.
Because the topics available are changing, all existing subscriptions to monthly topics by email will end during December 2018. To receive any of the new topics by email, you will need to select them via the topic pages. The new topics are now available for selection.
We hope that by improving the monthly assessments, our learners’ professional development will be enhanced. If you have any questions regarding these changes, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.