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Study Materials

These are the Study Materials for the PMI Advanced Diploma in Retirement Provision.

Here you will find everything you need to help you with your revision.

Please note, the ADRP manuals change yearly. The manuals currently on this website can be used for Spring 2021 and Autumn 2021 exams only. If you defer your exam, it is your responsibility to ensure you are revising from the correct manual.

The Advanced Diploma fulfils the examination requirement for Associate Membership of the PMI (APMI).

Undertaking the qualification places demands on Students and to help with these we offer a variety of study support which is also outlined in this section. Anyone wishing to study for the Advanced Diploma must first register as a Student, Certificate or Diploma Member of PMI.

The overall aim of the Advanced Diploma is to provide the required professional knowledge, skills and understanding for an individual to undertake, after sufficient experience, a position as a pensions specialist within a self administered scheme, a third party administrator, a life assurance company or the consulting and advisory services.

Why study for the qualification?

 There are many reasons to study for the Advanced Diploma:

  1. To gain a nationally recognised professional qualification uniquely appropriate to careers in pensions and employee benefits.
  2. To study all aspects of pensions management enabling you to undertake specialised and varied work in any area of the pensions industry.
  3. To become eligible for Associate Membership and as a result use the designatory initials APMI which indicate that you are professionally qualified and agree to follow the PMI’s Code of Professional Conduct.
  4. Achieve promotion more easily as an independent assessment has been made of your ability.  Many employers advertise for personnel who are studying for, or have completed PMI examinations.
  5. Meet other professionals on equal terms at regional and national levels at seminars and conferences.

Click here to view further benefits to be gained from studying for and attaining the qualification and becoming an Associate Member of the PMI (APMI).