As you know, all protection advisers need to do a minimum of 15 hours CPD every year. While 15 hours in a year doesn’t sound like a lot, when you’re busy looking after your clients - finding the time for this can be difficult. That’s why we will be adding new CPD resources regularly to help you achieve this.
CPD is split into two areas:
Structured – this is an activity that gives stated learning outcomes which are designed to help you achieve a specific learning need. Examples of this type of CPD include formal training courses/webinars, conferences and professional exams.
Unstructured – this is classed as a learning activity that hasn’t specifically been designed to meet a development need, but has fulfilled a learning outcome. Examples of CPD could include events, reading industry papers and publications.
Both types of CPD count towards your 15 hours. For more about the different types of CPD, please visit the CII's CPD website.
With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem of some kind each year, having easy access to the right support is important. HealthWise, our member benefits app, provides up to six sessions of mental health support for your clients each year. To find out more about how the service is being used by our members, and the support it can provide, we spoke to Cathy McAllister a Psychotherapist at Square Health.
Remote GP appointments continue to be the most frequently accessed service within our HealthWise member benefits app. We spoke to Michael La, a General Practitioner at Square Health to find out more about the common reasons why people use the service, and the support that can be provided.
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the financial frailties of UK workers. But despite more of us making income security a bigger priority, not enough consider purchasing insurance products that offer financial stability if we can’t work due to illness or injury.
We surveyed over 3,000 self-employed workers to understand more about their income, financial resilience and nature of work. Our findings highlight a diverse but financially fragile employment sector with many individuals who could benefit from a conversation around income protection. Download your copy.
The numbers are stark: 360,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every year; 540 people going to hospital with heart attacks each day; 2 nearly one million unable to work for a month or more.