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Syllabus

The syllabus is presented in a form which is intended to give the reader an indication of the depth and breadth of knowledge which is required. It is divided into sections with an initial statement indicating what is expected of candidates and some indented notes which give an indication of the way in which the initial statement should be interpreted. The initial statement uses key words in bold type to indicate the depth and/or breadth of knowledge which is required.

Diploma content

International 1: Foundation in International Employee Benefits 

Provides an introduction to the following issues: 

  • The different employee benefits in an international context and the different ways these are designed, delivered, funded, communicated and administered around the world
  • The respective roles of stakeholders involved in the provision of international employee benefits
  • Benefit provision in the USA, Germany and the UK and also Japan, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland and a regional overview of Europe and North America to highlight the different practices of employee benefit provision
  • The legal and regulatory influences of the European Union on employee benefit design and financing

International 2 Managing International Employee Benefits

Builds on the material covered in International 1. It develops an understanding of the following main issues:

  • The employee benefit objectives of a multinational company
  • The funding and risk management aspects of providing employee benefits
  • Corporate risk benefit management
  • Benefit provision in Brazil, China, India and Russia and a regional overview of Africa, Asia and Latin America to highlight the different practices of employee benefit provision
  • Internationally mobile employees
  • The employee benefit implications of mergers and acquisitions
  • Trends in employee benefit provision

Syllabuses

The full syllabuses for International 1: Foundation in International Employee Benefits and International 2: Managing International Employee Benefits can be found at the bottom of this page.

The examinations in 2018 will be based on the law as it existed at 6 April 2017. An awareness of any significant changes after 6 April will be to a candidate’s advantage. Therefore, the study manuals will be based on the law as it existed at 6 April 2017 unless stated otherwise.

Please note the International 1 examination has normally only been offered in October each year.  In 2018 it will be offered in April and October. For the purpose of the April 2018 examination the 2017 syllabus and study manual will be used.

Documents

  1. Diploma in International Employee Benefits Leaflet

    A summary document containing further information on the Diploma in International Employee Benefits

  2. International 1 Syllabus 2018

    Full syllabus for International 1. This syllabus will be relevant for examinations in 2018.

  3. International 2 Syllabus 2018

    Full syllabus for International 2. This syllabus will be relevant for examinations in 2018.