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Preparatory Course For Advanced Diploma Of The Chartered Institute Of Loss Adjusters


Last Updated Date: 27/06/2017
Level Of Programme: Intermediate
For Whom
The target audience of the Preparatory Course includes the following:
• SCI DGIRM / ADGIRM holders.
• Insurance technicians and those who aspire to be technicians.
• Anyone wishing to hold a recognised, respected international qualification in claims.
• Insurance staff employed in support functions wishing to develop their knowledge of the business.
Programme Highlights
Singapore College of Insurance (SCI) is organising the Preparatory Course for Advanced Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA). The CILA Advanced Diploma is recognised as a high level claims qualification which will undoubtedly highlight candidates’ knowledge and expertise and will therefore provide opportunities for candidates to further advance their career. This qualification provides candidates with the opportunity to specialise in the adjustment of a specific type of claim, from a choice of: Property (Domestic), Property (Commercial), Liability, Business Interruption or Subsidence. The Advanced Diploma is perfect for those who wish to demonstrate the knowledge to handle more complex claims as part of their career progression.

This Preparatory Course for Advanced Diploma of the Chartered Institute Of Loss Adjusters (CILA) is suitable for someone who is preparing to sit for C2 and C3 of the CILA Advanced Diploma examinations. The CILA has granted an exemption from the C1 examination for the DGIRM/ADGIRM holders.

Candidates are required to pass all required examinations of the CILA Advanced Diploma and meet all qualifying requirements before the candidates can be awarded CILA Advanced Diploma qualification.
IBF Financial Training Scheme (FTS)
This programme is recognised under the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) and is eligible for FTS claims subject to all eligibility criteria being met.

Please note that in no way does this represent an endorsement of the quality of the training provider and programme. Candidates are advised to assess the suitability of the programme and its relevance to candidate’s business activities or job roles.

The FTS is available to eligible entities based on the prevalent funding eligibility, quantum and caps. FTS claims may only be made for recognised programmes with specified validity period. Please refer to www.ibf.org.sg for more information.
Key Topics
C2: Application of the Principles of Insurance
Candidate will have a thorough understanding of the adjustment of claims. Candidate will learn about fire and security plans and reports, warranties in fire and theft policies and special perils extensions. Candidate will study the principle of subrogation and appropriate rights of recovery, such as negligence, nuisance, trespass, contract and statutory. Candidate will also gain an understanding of different legal entities and explore various aspects of policy cover, for example, first loss policies and average conditions. Candidate will research the practical application of typical domestic insurance policies and learn procedures relating to the investigation of extent of loss and validation of quantum. Candidate will also gain an understanding of arbitration, the Financial Ombudsman Service and ethical decision making.

C3 Adjustment of Claims
Candidate will further develop an understanding of adjustment of claims. Candidate will learn about the reinstatement memorandum, day one reinstatement memorandum, public authorities' clauses, contract price clause, professional fees clause, debris removal clauses and appreciation in value clause (escalator). Candidate will also gain an understanding of business interruption cover, the different types of claim that can arise and methods of calculation. Candidate will research building construction and obtain knowledge of JCT Minor Works Building Contract, CDM Regulations, party wall legislation, asbestos regulations and wet/dry rot claims. Candidate will learn about the methods and principles for calculating indemnity for items such as machinery and plant, manufacturers work in progress and stock. In addition, candidate will study in depth the policy coverage and claims handling issues associated with candidate's choice of paper.

Examination Format
Modules Lecture HoursExamination FormatDuration of ExaminationPass Mark Requirement
Module C2: Application of the Principles of Insurance

14 hours

Written examination comprising 5 questions from a choice of 6
3.5 hours60%
Module C3: Adjustment Of Claims*14 hours3 compulsory questions and 2 questions from a choice of 3 3.5 hours60%
* Candidates are asked to select a C3 examination paper from a choice of: Property (Domestic), Property (Commercial), Liability, Business Interruption or Subsidence.

Entry Requirements
CILA members with the following qualifications: Cert CILA, Dip CILA, Dip CII, ACII, FCII or Diploma in General Insurance and Risk Management (DGIRM) or Advanced Diploma in General Insurance and Risk Management (ADGIRM) holders from the SCI.

Teaching Faculty (The lecturer is lecturing on a part-time basis.)
Module TitleLecturerProfessional/Academic QualificationsConferring Education Institution
Module C2: Application of the Principles of Insurance

Module C3: Adjustment of Claims

Poobalan K Mahalingam
Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)Middlesex Polytechnic, United Kingdom

Teacher-Student Ratio
The average teacher-student ratio is 1:20.

Signing of Advisory Note & Student Contract
Before registering for the programme, the candidate must sign an Advisory Note and a Student Contract with the SCI as required under the Private Education Act (Chapter 247A). The candidate has to come down personally to the SCI to sign the documents in the presence of an officer from the SCI. He or she will also go through these documents with the candidate before signing them.

Cooling-Off Period & Rights To Cancel
The Student Contract provides a Cooling-Off Period of 7 working days counting from the date of signing the Student Contract. Should the candidate decide to withdraw from the Programme within the Cooling-Off Period, the candidate must immediately submit to the SCI a written notice of withdrawal (by e-mail: talk2us@scidomain.org.sg or post) for such a decision. As such, the Student Contract signed between the SCI and the candidate will then be rescinded, and the SCI will refund all prepaid fees to the candidate within fourteen (14) working days.

Withdrawal From Course
(a) Withdrawal During Cooling-Off Period
If the candidate’s written notice of withdrawal (by e-mail or post) is received during the Cooling-Off Period of 7 working days counting from the date of signing the Student Contract, there will be a full refund of the course fees paid.

(b) Withdrawal After Cooling-Off Period
At least 21 days BEFORE the Commencement Date of the first module:
(i) If the candidate’s written notice of withdrawal (by e-mail or post) is received at least 21 days before the Commencement Date of the course, the candidate should refer to the Refund Table below.
(ii) In addition, the candidate must return the signed Student Contract to the SCI in order to terminate the contract, where applicable.

(c) Refund Table
(Subject To Review On A Yearly Basis)

Candidate’s Written Notice Of Withdrawal Is Received Amount Of Refund
During the Cooling-Off period
At least 21 days before the Course Commencement Date
Full refund of the course fee paid
Refund of course fee of S$450.00 per module

Duration: 2 months (Part-time)
Date(s): C2: 6 & 10 July 2017
C3 - Adjustment of Claims (For Property Commercial candidates): 13 & 14 July 2017
C3 - Adjustment of Claims (For Property Domestic candidates): 13 & 17 July 2017
C3: Adjustment of Claims (For Liability candidates): 13 & 18 July 2017
C3: Adjustment of Claims (For Business Interruption candidates): 13 & 19 July 2017
C3: Adjustment of Claims (For Subsidence candidates): 13 & 20 July 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 5.00 pm
Venue: SCI, 9 Temasek Boulevard, #14-01, Suntec Tower Two, Singapore 038989
CPD Hours: 14 hours for each module
Closing Date: Registration will close once all available places have been filled.


Fee Per Participant
Fee for Modules 2 and 3 S$1,284.00
(Inclusive of 7% GST)
Fee For Module 2 only S$642.00
(Inclusive of 7% GST)
Fee For Module 3 only S$642.00
(Inclusive of 7% GST)

 
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