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Workplace Pensions (Administrator Or Consultant)

Level 3 - England

Course Summary

In this apprenticeship, employees can work towards one of two roles in a ‘core and options’ structure. This could be providing information internally about in-house pension schemes or externally to the company’s pension clients. Neither role involves giving financial advice.

Start date: Flexible

Level: 3

Duration: 18-24 months

Delivery: Blended

Assessment: On-programme and end-point assessment

Qualification: Award in Financial Administration (Pensions option) / Certificate in Financial Services / Certificate in Life and Pensions

Entry requirements: Set by employer

Who is it for?

Those in an entry-level role in workplace pensions.

What will they learn?

A Workplace Pensions Administrator is likely to be involved in a variety of tasks supporting more senior administrators.

A Workplace Pensions Consultant is likely to be involved in a range of client support activities – including governance, strategy and management – while working in a team supporting more experienced colleagues.


  • Professional exams
  • Assessment at the end (‘end-point assessment’)

What's next?

Having completed the apprenticeship, the employee can apply for membership of one of three professional bodies, depending on which qualifications, exams and units they’ve done. They can also study for further qualifications up to degree level.

Future job roles

  • Finance worker
  • Pensions administrator
  • Workplace pensions administrator

Technical information

You can find out more here.


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