FREE Distance Learning Course – Understanding Public Sector Pensions

This FREE Course is open to ALL UNISON Members and begins on 6 November 2023 and is fully accredited.

This course aims to help you:

  • Understand different types of pension schemes
  • Understand state and occupational pension schemes
  • Understand your own pension scheme
  • Understand how to improve your pension
  • Answer your pension questions

The course has two component parts:

  • A course book to read (with supporting handouts and internet links)
  • Two question booklets and two sets of questions to complete within a 2 week period. You work in your own time and at your own pace. There are no online meetings. You will need to dedicate a minimum of 7hrs over the 2 weeks to complete this course.

The course will be supported on email by Dave McMonnies, your Pension’s Tutor and at the end of the course you will be able to ask your own specific questions and get a personalised answer.

For more information, please email:

To complete the course, you will need:

  •  easy access to a computer and email (not your phone)
  • ability to download Microsoft WORD documents (like this flyer)

To start the course, you will need to complete a number of forms:

1) a College enrolment form

2) a course registration form for the tutor.

Registration Form Enrolment Form

Enrolment Form