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Study materials

A comprehensive online learning programme has been produced.  It is designed for self study and it is recommended that approximately 60-70 hours should be spent on study before sitting the examination.  To this should be added additonal time for examination preparation, including revision.

The online learning programme covers the current syllabus and is based on the law and practice of the United Kingdom as it existed at 6 April in the year before the examination.  The syllabus is reviewed annually and the online learning programme is updated each summer.  Updated proagmmes are published in the autumn in advance of the appropriate examination year.

Accessing the online learning programme

Access to the online learning programme is via an access key provided my PMI. 

Click here for details on how to access your online learning programme (2018 Version).

The online learning programme gateway can be accessed at www.pmi-learning.org.uk

Registered users can login and new users can register using access keys provided by PMI.

Sample examination questions

A selection of sample examination questions can be found here.  We do not publish past papers or model examination papers.

Revision courses

Approximately a month in advance of the March and September examinations, a revision course for RPC is held in central London.  The course is generally a half day session devoted to the study of the module with face to face tuition, giving students ample opportunity to raise questions or queries with the lecturer.  Students are recommended to attend the revision course as evidence suggests those who do are more likely to pass the examination.

The RPC revision course is taking place 1st August 2019.


See the dates page for details of forthcoming courses and bookings.

Further reading

Whilst the online learning is designed to be comprehensive, further reading is recommended.  Appropriate weekly and monthly pensions publications and newspapers will all be of benefit to those preparing for the examination.

A comprehensive glossary of pensions terms can be found in the PMI/PRAG publication, Pensions Terminology, which can be purchased from the PMI.




  1. RPC Online Learning Access Instructions

    RPC Online Learning Access Instructions version

  2. Retirement Provision Certificate Qualification Specification

    The RPC Qualification Specification contains important information about the qualification including the syllabus for 2018 examinations.