Aiming to provide the best of both traditional and modern actuarial education.

About Classic Actuarial Education

Classic Actuarial Education aims to contribute to an evolutionary step forward in actuarial education – to make passing actuarial exams like passing other exams. It was set up by Dr. Colm Fitzgerald FIA FSAI. His big “why” is his passion to make actuarial education better for this generation than it was for previous generations.

Classic Actuarial Education is a product of Paragon Research ltd, an education and research company founded in 2005. The company has provided actuarial education since 2015.

Actuarial Education

Classic Actuarial Education currently offers three actuarial education products for actuarial students sitting examinations of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).

Modelling Practice (CP2) Tutorials

Provided in Ireland since 2015, with pass rates higher than Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) average and often with 100% pass rates. Now available online to actuarial students outside Ireland too.

The online tutorials are a mix of coaching/mentoring and tutorials to ensure students become very fit-for-purpose and are able to achieve exam grades well above the IFoA pass mark, to minimise the chance of failing.

More Info Book July 2024 CP2 Tutorials to prepare for the September 2024 IFoA Exams Book February 2025 CP2 Tutorials to prepare for the April 2025 IFoA Exams

Actuarial Exam Remediation

For the CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2, CP1, CP2, SP2, SP4, SP5, SA2 & SA4 exams of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries.

Have you recently failed an IFoA exam? Have you failed several times and are unsure how to progress? This service provides a method to remediate and to help you pass your next actuarial exam.

Tutor. Dr. Colm Fitzgerald FIA FSAI has provided remediation for students sitting actuarial exams for almost 20 years with an excellent track record.

More Info Book 9th July 2024 Tutorial Book 20th July 2024 Tutorial

Passing Actuarial Exams on Your Own

This tutorial can be used by a student to fully prepare, along with purchasing the IFoA Core Reading, for IFoA subjects CP1, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5, SP7, SP9, SA1, SA2, SA3, SA4. It is also the basis for individual tuition provided for other subjects (except SA7). The aim of this tutorial is to show students how the actuarial exams can be like other exams and to prevent unnecessary failing of exams.

Tutor. Dr. Colm Fitzgerald FIA FSAI 

More Info Book June 2024 Tutorial Book November 2024 Tutorial

“The secret to education lies in respecting the student”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

From the Society of Actuaries in Ireland:

“Building on their strong track record, we are confident that Classic Actuarial Education will make a real difference in terms of the education options and supports available to aspiring actuaries.”