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Level 3 Pension Training

Level 3 Endorsed Certificate | CPD UK Certified | 120 CPD Points | Exam & Full Tutor Support Included | 24x7 Access

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Study method
187 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
12 months
No formal qualification
120 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - £9
  • Certificate of completion - £79
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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We all want to retain the same standard of living when we retire so that the years of hard work finally pays off. And pension is the key to ensure that. But the question is — are you well-versed in the laws and regulations around pension schemes, or your rights regarding them?

Retirement may look like a blissful phase of life, but it can turn into a nightmare without financial solvency. Pension is the fund into which an amount of money is deposited throughout an employee's working years and from which monthly payments are extracted to finance retirement. It is the safety net that retirees rely on to keep this golden period lasting.

Although pension planning can be quite complex, a proper guideline on the topic can help you with that. Also if it’s a well-articulated course, it can also lead you to a plethora of rewarding career opportunities. Our course checks all the requirements above, where you can learn everything in no time!

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme, ensuring your newly acquired skills will enhance your professional development.

Meet the Accreditation

The CPD Certification Service (CPD UK) assures this course training and learning activities are relevant, reliable, and upto date.

What you'll get out of this course:

  • Acquire an extensive understanding of the UK systems.
  • Get to know different sorts of schemes, including their characteristics.
  • Learn about the law and regulation.
  • Gain a solid understanding of the main challenges in the UK system
  • Develop a strong knowledge of pivotal topics like auditor, actuary, custodian, etc.



Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - £9

Certificate of completion

Hard copy certificate - £79

QLS Endorsed Certificate

Hardcopy of this certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme can be ordered and received straight to your home by post, by paying —

  • Within the UK: £79
  • International: £79+ £10 (postal charge) = £89

CPD Certification Service Accredited Certification

  • Hardcopy Certificate (within the UK): £15
  • Hardcopy Certificate (international): £15 + £10 (postal charge) = £25


120 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Course media


This masterclass online training course is designed by industry experts and will give you an in-depth understanding of this topic. The course features easy-to-digest modules that break down each topic and ensure all our students receive an unrivalled and thorough learning experience.

Enjoy a pleasant and professional 100% online learning experience and enrol in our course today and take control of your career!

Course Curriculum:

Module 01: Overview of the UK system

  • Pension Schemes
  • Key Terms
  • The Private Pension System
  • Public Service Pension System
  • The Objectives

Module 02: Type of Schemes

  • The State Scheme
  • Defined-Benefit Scheme
  • Defined-Contribution Scheme
  • Personal Scheme

Module 03: Pension Regulation

  • The Pension Regulators (TPR)
  • The Approach
  • Key Roles

Module 04: Pension Fund Governance

  • Governance Structure
  • Identification of responsibilities
  • Governing Body
  • Expert Advice
  • Auditor
  • Actuary
  • Custodian
  • Accountability
  • Suitability
  • Governance Mechanisms
  • Internal Controls
  • Reporting
  • Disclosure
  • Redress

Module 05: Law and Regulation in the UK

  • Pension Act 1995
  • Public Service Pension Act 2013
  • Pension Act 2021

Module 06: Key Challenges in UK System

  • Pension Administration
  • Key issues in the Defined-Contribution scheme
  • Key issues in Defined-Benefit scheme

How is the Course assessed?

To simplify the procedure of evaluation and accreditation for learners, we provide an automated assessment system. For each test, the pass mark will be set to 60%.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for

  • Students
  • Recent graduates
  • Job Seekers
  • Anyone interested in this topic
  • People already working in the relevant fields and want to polish their knowledge and skill.


There are no specific prerequisites to enrol in this course. Anyone and everyone can take this course.

The course is fully accessible from any internet-enabled smart device. So, you can study from the comfort of your home!

All you need is a passion for learning, literacy, and being over the age of 16.

Career path

This course will help you procure a job in the relevant field and will allow you to advance your career. Explore jobs such as:

  • Pension Administrator: £40,000 to £80,000
  • Pension Consultant: £60,000 to £120,000
  • Pension Analyst: £50,000 to £90,000
  • Retirement Plan Specialist: £60,000 to £110,000
  • Pension Account Manager: £70,000 to £130,000
  • Pension Actuary: £90,000 to £200,000

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