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Pre-retirement Financial Awareness

The course is now available as a 1.5 hour on-line presentation

Question: How much notice do you need to give Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) when you plan to retire?

Answer: SPPA advise at least three months before your retirement.

This ensures that SPPA have plenty of time to process and issue payment on time.

Course overview:

This course will provide additional support to those who are considering retirement within the next 3 years.

You will also be provided with the opportunity to seek free independent financial advice (no obligation consultation on request)*

*Disclaimer: NHS Staff Benefits in association with Create and Prosper Financial Services Ltd are responsible for financial advice not your employer, in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority’s regulations.

Your employer cannot recommend Create and Prosper Financial Services Ltd but we can confirm they are registered with and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to give independent financial advice

Contact details here.

Course workbook

Access to the NHS Staff Benefits course workbook is usually given after attending a course. The workbook provides supporting material to that which is presented on the course, and may give you some helpful pointers to start with.

You can access the workbook here.

Course provider:

NHS Staff Benefits in association with Create and Prosper Financial Services Ltd


Who should attend:

Any staff member who is considering retirement within the next 3 years.


Pre requisites:

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Duration: 1.5 hours


KSF links:

Core 2 – Personal and People Development


Tutor Led Course (on-line):

To book a place on the course, please use the eESS Learner self-service facility. From the Learner Home page, enter the course name in the box at the top of the page to see all available dates. You can also use keywords to search for courses. Remember to have your eESS user ID and password available to access the system.

As indicated in the Core Brief of 22nd January, there has been a need to postpone all non-essential training at present. As such the planned virtual sessions for Pre-retirement Financial Awareness will not now be going ahead as planned.  We will be rescheduling further dates once the situation changes, however in the meantime, should you have any queries, please contact the L&E Support team on [email protected] or 0141 278 2700 option 3. 



Guidance on how to search for Learning and Development on eESS OLM can be found here.


Full access to all Standard Operating Procedures and e-learning videos is available via:


If you need any information on specific course content, the venue or booking process, please do not hesitate to contact Learning and Education Support Team on 0141 278 2700 (Option 3).



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Last Updated: 30 January 2021