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Fast Start

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The complete technical training solution for new insurance professionals

Fast Start is the only training programme combining hands-on learning and self-directed study to teach technical skills to new insurance professionals.

As offices around the world adapt to remote working, those starting out in their insurance careers have struggled to get the hands-on support they need from more experienced colleagues – who’d usually be sitting right beside them.

While most professionals can adapt relatively easily to virtual business, this way of working means new insurance professionals starting miss out on the vital early career learning experiences from being in a collaborative office environment, as well as market networking opportunities with their peers.

New to their careers and the world of insurance, these new starters need hands-on support now more than ever, and Fast Start is there to guide them through.

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Course benefits

  • Build your technical insurance skills and knowledge in a risk-free environment
  • Connect with like-minded people at the same stage of their career
  • Pace your learning over weeks and months, covering what you need to know, when you need to know it
  • Regularly connect with professionals who can answer your questions and support your learning
  • Build confidence in your role as you undergo a variety of exercises designed to test your knowledge via simulations and team building activities
  • Make new friends!
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What’s involved?

This programme is 44 hours of technical skills training, following a tailored industry syllabus delivered over 12 months. It comprises 20 hours of experiential learning in a virtual classroom, with 18 hours of on-demand study, to complete at your own pace with 6 hours of collaboration workshops.

Our blended learning approach makes the work enjoyable and easy to fit around your existing commitments. No gruelling schedule or difficult tests – just fun, practical activities that help build the foundation of a successful career in insurance.

Programme Outline

Session 1 Welcome Meeting – An introduction to the course and networking
Session 2 Cohort Collabs – An introduction to endorsements and hard & soft markets
Session 3 Cohort Collabs – Reinsurance, Pool RE and Flood RE plus other topical subjects
Session 4 INSURANCE SIMULATION – Part 1 – Run your own insurance company
Session 5 INSURANCE SIMULATION – Part 2 – Complete and analyse your simulation
Session 6 Cohort Collabs – In depth discussion into emerging insurance companies
Session 7 WORDINGS CASE STUDY – Policy wording, contract certainty and real life policy wordings
Session 8 Cohort Collabs – Financial Ombudsman Service, Good Faith and laws on disclosure
Session 9 CLAIMS CASE STUDY – Claims terminology, the claims process, claims settlement and fraud
Session 10 PRICING CAE STUDY – Rating, assessing the risk, choosing limits and premium calculations
Session 11 INSURANCE SIMULATION – Part 1 – An underwriting simulation using real-world data
Session 12 INSURANCE SIMULATION – Part 2 – Review and analyse your simulation
Session 13 VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOM – Putting it all Together

All courses delivered online as self learning except those shown in CAPITALS which are delivered as live sessions.


If you have a question that has not been answered below, please feel free to contact us.

FAST START has been designed to support those at the beginning of their insurance careers, either brand new in their first role or within the first few years of their career, moving into a technical role. The programme includes core skills for technical roles across the market to support those in claims, underwriting, broking and technical support functions.

This is a hybrid or blended programme of learning, with online content drip-fed over the 12 months via our online learning platform, monthly workshops for Q&A and progress check-ins, and experiential learning exercises conducted in the virtual classroom.

Absolutely! This programme helps fill the gap in technical skills development, allowing organisations to better support new professionals through the first years of their career.

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Course starts
23 June 2022
Runs from 23rd June 2022 - 12 month programme ending on 24th April 2023