Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has an un-rivalled reputation for high quality pensions training. Our Academy brings all our education and training activities under one banner, providing you with education and professional development opportunities covering a wide range of topics and disciplines.

There are introductory courses for those new to pensions, trustee courses and learning zones at our major conferences, and learning opportunities for  pensions professionals and our industry's leaders.  


Dates and fees






If you are new to pensions, have just become a trustee or are an HR professional, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy's introductory course offers an insight into the world of UK pensions. If you want to know more about pensions, but are not yet ready to call yourself an expert, these courses are for you.







The trustee faculty provides training opportunities for new pensions trustees or anyone who is considering becoming a trustee. There are also learning opportunities for more experienced trustees and the Investment Foundations Certificate and trustee effectiveness reviews offered in collaboration with KPMG.


We also offer webinars on a variety of subjects which may interest trustees. The next webinar is 16 April 2018, more details coming soon.






Diverse Leadership Programme

Diversity on the boards of companies has been a major theme of Government policy for several years. Evidence suggests diverse boards make for more effective boards and better performing companies. Generating wider representation in terms of gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, and social class encourages greater diversity, reduces the impact of cognitive and cultural biases, and encourages a less 'mirror image' culture. The Diverse Leadership programme offers a range of support and learning for potential industry leaders. 

Working with McCarron Heal, an experienced management consultancy, the Academy offers this comprehensive programme for managers who wish to enhance their personal impact and professional standing within the pensions industry. Participants work on real-life issues from their own workplace to develop their leadership, influencing and decision-making skills.





An exciting additional initiative for the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy is the Investment Foundations Certificate, offered by CFA Institute, a global community of investment professionals working to build an investment industry where investors interests come first, financial markets function at their best and economies grow.






FREE to Pension and Lifetime Savings Association members - Earn CPD credits - Hear about new and different topics

During 2018 the Academy is running a series of expert 'Teach-in' sessions for pensions professionals who need to learn about new pension initiatives, find out more about topics which they may not normally come across in their pensions role or simply wish to expand their professional development and expertise. Lasting around 1 hour, the 'teach-ins', are held at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's offices in London in the early morning or evening.

The next Teach-Ins are :

22 March  2018 - Currency - return drivers, efficient hedging and cost transparency -  at the  PLSA Offices in London  More

19 April  2018 - Future proof your pensions administration by learning from the past - at the PLSA Offices in  London  More

10 May 2018 - Future proof your pensions administration by learning from the past at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Manchester  More


The Academy offers webinars on a variety of subjects throughout the year. The next webinar is 16 April 2018, more details coming soon.