Member training courses (such as Pre-Retirement)

When you retire, what lifestyle will you be able to afford? Through our training sessions, which can be delivered via webinar and face to face, we can give you the knowledge to make informed choices.                                             

Our sessions are designed to guide you through all areas of your Civil Service Pension Scheme and other benefits. They will help to demystify the scheme so that you have a clear view of the value of your benefits and how you can take the next steps to plan for your retirement. You can select the course you require from the list below.

If you’d like more information, or to request training on a date more convenient to you, then please contact us at and we’ll be happy to help.


Your Life. Your Pension

Welcome to the Civil Service and its pension scheme. No matter at what stage in your life you’ve joined, it’s great to find out more about what lies in store in terms of how the scheme works and the many benefits it has to offer. By attending our three-hour session, you’ll be able to make more informed choices about your financial future throughout your Civil Service career.


The pre-retirement course is designed for those members who are within 10 years of retirement and who want to understand more about their pension, their options and the retirement process itself.

Partial Retirement

This course is for scheme members interested in changing their work life balance and taking partial retirement. Our Partial Retirement course explains the things you need to know if partial retirement is an attractive option for you. This course is suitable for members who are considering partial retirement and part time working.

Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS) – Your Journey

The CSCS course is designed for all members who are, or potentially affected by, an employer exit scheme. The course explains the details of the scheme and the options available, including how to claim benefits, so that members can make fully informed choices.

Pension Power Member Engagement session

This course is designed for the benefit of existing Civil Service Pension Scheme members and anyone eligible to join the scheme. These sessions will give you a high-level overview of the various pension schemes and benefits provided.

Pension Tax 121s

This one-to-one consultation focuses on individual pension circumstances and is designed to inform members about the options available to them when dealing with pensions and tax. The session is delivered by a pensions consultant from KPMG.

Pension Tax Awareness

This course is designed for members who have received a Pension Saving Statement. The session is run by a financial consultant and will give members all the information they need around tax.