A Peek into Pensions

Griffith College Pensions Programme

Why Pensions?

You may be wondering, what’s all the fuss about pensions? The evolving regulatory landscape in both Ireland and the European Union, coupled with a changing workplace environment, demonstrates that a technical understanding of pensions management has become more relevant and required than ever before. Due to the crazy year of 2020 and the impact of COVID-19, clients need extensive help from their brokers. Investment advice will be needed in the coming year as well, thanks to the 34% drop in the markets last year. Heading into 2021, financial advice will be greatly sought after. Legislative changes plus an emphasis on governance and compliance has increased the demand for pension practitioners.

Irish Institute of Pensions Management

At Griffith College, our Higher Diploma in Pensions Management is taught in partnership with the Irish Institute of Pensions Management (IIPM) and entitles you to automatic membership of the Institute. Benefits of becoming a member include free CPD events held throughout the year, an invitation to the IIPM annual conference at no cost, and networking opportunities at the Institutes annual golf and dinner events. As the IIPM enters its 31st year of existence, they continue to provide the highest possible educational standards and promote professionalism for those involved in the pensions industry in Ireland. 

IIPM President, Elma Fox, stated, “The IIPM are confident that our courses...will advance your educational and professional achievements in the Irish pensions industry.”

Studying at Griffith

Studying at Griffith College offers many unique benefits, including one to one tutor attention, a range of progression opportunities and access to industry-leading educators. Griffith College courses are focused on applicable practical skills and knowledge, making it the chosen education partner for many companies, including the Central Bank of Ireland

Furthermore, the Higher Diploma in Pensions Management is accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and is on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) at Level 8, making it internationally transferable.

Increasingly, employers are recognising educational achievement as a key requirement for their staff to progress along a career path. This qualification has been designed to teach participants the in-depth technical knowledge and skills specifically required to operate at a senior level in the pensions industry.

Course Outline

With an excellent industry reputation, Griffith’s Higher Diploma in Pensions Management highlights the key components necessary for a senior career in the pensions sector. Starting the course focusing on life assurance, financial planning, investments, and retirement planning, the course then segues into international practice and law and governance. Intertwined among these modules, students will gain interpersonal skills, as well as a greater sense of professionalism. 

This Higher Diploma course allows for working professionals to come back and upskill their knowledge, in order to excel in the industry. The advanced knowledge provided by this course creates the opportunity for an in-depth understanding and ability to advise peers and clients.


For further information on the next enrollment date for this course, contact [email protected] or call 01 4150415.

You can now study the Certificate in Business, Pensions & Investment via Springboard Courses 2021

Interested in Pensions Management?

Learn more about our Pensions course at Griffith College, and get in touch if you have any questions.