One of the IFoA’s many roles is to help our members achieve their potential. In a changing world, we can support you as you develop the skills, competencies and mindsets you need for successful, fulfilling and sustainable careers.
We are updating our actuarial qualifications and lifelong learning resources through our Learning Change Programme, looking at which new skills can help you succeed, as well as the emerging areas in which actuaries’ skillsets can add value and make a difference.
One workstream is a review of the pre-Associate curriculum, building on work that began with Curriculum 19. We asked key stakeholders, including students, qualified actuaries and employers, to give us views on a broad range of topics relating to our pre-Associate curriculum and areas of potential change. We are working with our Associate Qualification Advisory Panel to review the feedback we have received – many thanks to those who contributed.
Looking at the post-Associate curriculum, we are introducing a Fellowship pathway in banking in 2022. Our banking community has worked with the Actuarial Society of South Africa, which is developing IFoA-accredited modules. This route will be of interest to Associates and others who are interested in banking. Our Banking Lifelong Learning webpage has full details (bit.ly/2Yp9Fsm).
We are also planning to launch our Climate Risk and Sustainability course in the new year. This will sit outside the qualification structure and be open to all members. It will strengthen our lifelong learning programme, sitting alongside our Certificate in Data Science course and complementing our wide range of resources in traditional and non-traditional fields. The climate change curated library is particularly popular and is a great way to find out more about this risk, which all actuaries need to be able to incorporate into their work.
I hope these enhancements will open new career opportunities for you, and help us all to make positive contributions towards solving the world’s biggest challenges.
Louise Pryor is the president of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries