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IFS sets general insurance test

The Institute of Financial Services is developing an general insurance module to help advisers prove they are complying with the General Insur-ance Standards Council&#39s voluntary regulation code.

The new module will be part of the IFS&#39s Certificate in Financial Services Practice qualification.

It is designed to provide a general introduction to the basic principles and practice of commercial and general insurance.

The GISC has invited IFS qualification director Brian Rawle to sit on its training and competence working party which is working towards recommending a framework for the accreditation of train-ing schemes.

The IFS provides education and career support services to the financial services industry through parent body the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

GISC head of policy Angela Darling says: “Ensuring employees are appropriately trained as an important aspect of the GISC&#39s rules and completion of this new module from the IFS will be one way for staff to demonstrate their commitment to improving standards of customer service.

“I am also delighted Brian Rawle will be joining the GISC&#39s training and competence working party and look forward to his input.”


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