Pensions might seem complicated but the basic idea is a simple one. It’s worth understanding the benefits of saving into a pension scheme because your State Pension might not be enough to live on. For more information about Pensions please look at the links below for the college’s two pension providers: Teachers’ Pension and Aviva.

All non-teaching staff will be auto-enrolled into the Aviva Pension and all teaching staff into Teachers’ Pension.

Teachers' Pensions

If you wish to discuss your pension you can call Teacher’s Pensions contact centre on 0345 6066166 (Mon-Fri 8.30-6.00) who will be able to answer any queries you might have and explain a members options, how they calculate their pensions etc. Unfortunately they cannot give any financial advice, Teacher’s Pensions always encourage members to speak to an Independent financial advisor in these matters.

Teacher’s Pensions recently started hosting member presentations, live on Microsoft Teams. You will be able to register onto your preferred event yourself and dial in individually. Here is the link with the upcoming virtual sessions

Below is a recorded version of a member presentation for those who can’t attend the virtual sessions.

Another way you can obtain information about your pension would be to register for the ‘My Pension Online’ facility on the website where you can view details about your pension.



The future can seem a long way off, making planning for it a little tricky. But the small steps you take now could make a big difference later. Aviva have a series of presentations to guide you through the different aspects of saving into a pension, accessing your pension savings and getting your retirement plans in order.

Please have a look at the pension seminars Aviva have running throughout this year. For more information about each seminar, to view dates and times and to book a place use the tabs along the top of the table.

Click on the following link for Aviva’s online seminars