The Irish Institute of Pensions Management (IIPM) and National College of Ireland (NCI) are delighted to inform you about a range of exciting programmes which have been developed to respond to the changing needs of the pensions industry and the requirements of the Central Bank. These new programmes have been developed in consultation with industry and reflect the needs of pensions professionals working at all levels in the industry and the expectations of employers.
They have been approved by the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) and have undergone a rigorous quality assurance process, resulting in the programmes being placed on the National Framework of Qualifications. The IIPM and NCI have been commended by HETAC in creating programmes that demonstrate strong links between industry and education providers.
The following programmes are available from the NCI:
- Diploma in Pensions Management & Policy
- Certificate in Pensions, Investments & Insurance
- Certificate in Pensions Administration
The IIPM Law and Governance Programme for Trustees
The programme offers trustees the insights and understanding required to carry out their roles effectively. Touching on the many aspects of pension schemes, the programme will focus on the building blocks for implementing good scheme governance and risk management.
The programme covers the core areas of trustees responsibilities imposed by both legislation and social needs and it examines the liabilities they face, compliance issues and the need for proper risk management. Trustees will have a deeper understanding of how risks can be mitigated through the implementation of good practices and procedures. Issues will be examined for both ongoing schemes and those in the process of wind-up.
Full details of the ‘IIPM Law and Governance Programme for Trustees’ are available here