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Key information

What does the qualification involve?

The Award involves successful completion of one unit, R08 Pensions Update, providing 10 credits on successful completion.

For the unit syllabus, return to the Award in Pensions update landing page where you will find the syllabus link at the top right of the page.

Unit overview:


Assessment method

Study hours*

Credits awarded

Unit level






(R08) Pensions update

· 1-hour exam

· 40 multiple choice questions and 1 case study comprising 5 multiple choice questions

· 65% nominal pass mark**






Found out more about assessments methods including exam policies and centres.

Units treated as equivalent

Due to the extent of syllabus overlap, certain combinations of current and withdrawn CII units will result in only one award of credits.

If a withdrawn equivalent is held you may not need to complete a current unit in order to satisfy a qualification's completion rules. Clarification should always be sought from CII Customer Service.

Find out more about credit awards for equivalent units »

*The recommended minimum study hours will vary depending on your experience and ability.

** The actual pass mark may vary from one session to another to ensure consistency in pass standards.