A new year has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. A time when we consider the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes throughout the year. 

Against this backdrop, there is never a better time to developing yourself and your pensions career. Here are five tips from us to help you set learning objectives for 2018:

#1 Finish your PMI qualification Have you vowed to make this year the year you complete your studies? Entries for our certificates in Retirement Provision and DC Governance close on Friday 12 January 2018 with the multiple choice exam scheduled for Wednesday 14 March 2018.

#2 Learn something new about pensions Perhaps you are considering continuing your studies to the next level? The Advanced Diploma closing date for entries is Friday 26 January 2018 with the exam sittings scheduled for Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 April 2018.

#3 Consolidate your experience Are you a recently appointed trustee or are you considering a trustee appointment? If so, why not sign up for our Award in Pension Trusteeship. The closing date for entries is Friday 12 January 2018. The exam sitting is scheduled for Wednesday 14 March 2018.

#4 Become a PMI volunteer With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer, however, the benefits of volunteering are enormous. Volunteering can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Why not volunteer to mark scripts, set exam questions, speak at one of our events or become a fellowship ambassador?

#5 Keep your CPD up-to-date Learning doesn’t need to stop just because you have completed your studies. Continuous professional development can take numerous guises from attending relevant events and training courses, publishing articles, widening your reading and even marking/setting PMI exams. Remember to log all your activities via our CPD portal to demonstrate your up-to-date learning activities.

If you would like more information on our qualifications, volunteering or our continuous learning opportunities, please email qualifications@ pensions-pmi.org.uk

By The Pensions Management Institute

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