E-learning programme to educate pensions trustees

The Pensions Regulator is developing a free e-learning programme for trustees who lack the skills to meet the requirements for trustee knowledge and understanding set out in the 2004 Pensions Act.

Research carried out in earlier this year which showed that less than half of trustees received regular on-going training in their duties.

Ninety per cent said they would welcome the opportunity for e-learning if it was backed by the regulator.

The interactive programme will comprise a series of stand-alone modules designed by e-learning and pensions experts to be interesting, fun, and based heavily on real-life case studies.

The first part of the e-learning programme will be available from the regulator’s website in January 2006.

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