I work in Insurance, will I benefit from a degree and what route should I take?

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danwalker117
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I'm 26 and currently work in the insurance industry. (General property claims to be specific.)

I have my Cert CII and i'm studying for my Dip CII at the moment and hopefully plan to obtain my ACII.

However, I did 2 years at university for an unrelated 2 year course which I totally regret. I only have 2 years of finance left.

Do you think it's better just to continue to obtain the industry qualifications or will a degree assist me?

I would love to become an Actuary or something really technical within insurance but unfortunately didn't even do Maths at A level so a Maths degree would be quite a step for me.

I'm also open to other routes of learning.

Any advice is appreciated.
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The ACII / FCII qualification is well regarded and opens you up to a good career in insurance. If you're considering doing a degree to become an actuary, there are two requirements for admittance as a student to the IFoA: at least a grade B mathematics A level and a 2:1 degree in a numerate discipline. Before you did a maths degree, you would need to do a maths A level. Overall you're looking at 5 years full time education, of which you would only be funded for the last two years of your degree.

You would need 5 years out of work and funding for your A level and first year of uni.

Obviously depending on your finances and commitment to changing career track, I personally would be minded to continue towards gaining you CII qualification.
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As another suggestion, have you considered the chartered actuarial analyst route? I believe you don't need a degree and it is a more technical role than the CII route.
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Oh I haven't heard of that route?Would I still need to do A-Level maths?
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(Original post by danwalker117)
Oh I haven't heard of that route?Would I still need to do A-Level maths?
I'm unsure, I'm about to start training to be an actuary on the FIA route. You're best checking the IFoA website for the CAA qualification. From what I've heard you might not have to but, as I say, check the website.
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