Certificate in Pensions, Investments & Insurance

Membership of the IIPM (MIIPM) and achievement of the Minimum Competency Requirement for the three categories of the retail financial products, Savings, Investment and Pension Products, Life Assurance Protection Products & Shares and Bonds and other Investment Instruments can be achieved on completion of the first five modules of the Diploma in Pensions Management and Policy.

Once you have successfully completed these modules, you have the option to exit from the Diploma and graduate with the exit award Certificate in Pensions, Investment & Insurance (35 ECTS) which is a special purpose award recognised at Level 8. This meets the Central Bank Minimum Competency Requirements in the above three categories and you may use the professional accreditation of Member (MIIPM).

The modules will usually be delivered over 2 semesters and should normally take one academic year to complete. Lectures given by highly experienced professionals will provide the principal approach to delivery of the modules, ensuring it is very practical in nature by utilising class discussions, real world settings and case studies in the delivery.

Who is the programme for?

The Certificate allows individuals gain an excellent general pensions knowledge combined with the required competencies to adapt to an advisory or sales role later on in his/her career if the individual wishes.   It is not necessary for students to have completed the Certificate in Pensions Administration before starting this course as the student will be covering all aspects of pensions when doing this course.


Graduates who exit the Diploma on successful completion of the appropriate modules will be awarded with a Certificate in Pensions, Investment & Insurance, Special Purpose Award Level 8 (35 ECTS Credit), awarded by HETAC.