Training & events

Training and events to learn more about the Scheme

“Informative interactive session that could benefit all employers involved with the Scheme”

– Seminar Attendee

Training on administration of the Scheme

We hold training sessions on general administration and form filling twice a year, in May and in November. This training covers joining, changes during active membership, through to leaving the Scheme. Annual return training is provided separately in January each year. We also hold seminars for employers from time to time on topics such as the triennial valuation.  Due to the current pandemic we have moved to remote training via MS Teams and to keep the sessions to one hour in length we have created sessions on specific topics of interest:

  • administration during membership
  • administration for leavers
  • employer discretions.
Upcoming TrainingDate & Time
MembershipPlanned for November
LeaversPlanned for November
Employer DiscretionsPlanned for November

If you’d like to register for any of the employer training sessions please click on the relevant link above, which will generate a pre-populated email. If the email link above doesn’t automatically work please send an email to stating which session you’d like to register for. Relevant joining information will then follow in due course.

Pension information sessions

NILGOSC can provide in-house training/information seminars for your employees. The types of training that we can provide includes:

  • welcome to the Scheme for members who joined in the last 12 months
  • approaching retirement
  • Scheme benefits including boosting your pension
  • redundancy benefits

We are also able to provide a Pension Information Clinic for your employees, usually on a pre-booked appointment system with 20 to 30 minute time slots. This provides an opportunity to discuss pension queries with a NILGOSC representative on a one-to-one basis. These clinics are usually most beneficial if offered after your employees have attended a pension presentation.

Upcoming TrainingDate & Time
Welcome to the SchemeNo planned upcoming sessions
Approaching RetirementNo planned upcoming sessions
Scheme BenefitsNo planned upcoming sessions

For information on how your employees can join any of the above member sessions please see Member Training and events.

Requesting training

If your training needs are bespoke or more urgent than the above upcoming training sessions, or if you’d like to arrange a pension information session for your employees, please contact our Employer Liaison Officer, Ruth Benson, on 0345 3197 320 or email