R04 Revision Course – Pensions & Retirement Planning

Wednesday, 26 August 2020
9:00 am – 4:30 pm (UK time)
    • Cris Glascow, Glascow Consulting

The Diploma exams can be tough. This course aims to help candidates feel more prepared for the exam and past attendees of such courses have said what a difference it made.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this event you will have:

• a good understanding of the standards required by the examiner, the syllabus learning outcomes and question weightings
• a good understanding of a number of effective revision and exam techniques
• been able to clarify a number of key syllabus areas of concern
• have the opportunity to practice with exam style questions.


Start 9.30am

  1. Understand the political, economic and social environment factors which provide the context for pensions planning
  2. Understand how the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) tax regime applies to pensions planning
  3. Understand the relevant aspects of pensions law and regulation to pensions planning.
  4. Understand the structure, characteristics and application of Defined Benefit (DB) schemes to an individual’s pension planning.


  1. Analyse the range of Defined Contribution (DC) scheme options as they apply to an individual’s pension planning.
  2. Analyse the options and factors to consider for drawing pension benefits.
  3. Explain the structure, relevance and application of State Schemes to an individual’s pension planning.
  4. Evaluate the aims and objectives of retirement planning, including the relevant investment issues.

End 4.30pm

About the trainer

The course will be delivered by Cris Glascow of Glascow Consulting.
Cris is highly competent in the financial services industry. As well as spending several successful years working for companies in sales based and technical roles, Cris has also completed a number of important financial qualifications. He has passed the CISI’s Chartered Wealth Manager qualification, CISI’s Diploma, CII’s Diploma and Advanced Diploma subjects. He continues to gain further qualifications as part of his own rigorous continuing professional development programme.
He has spent the last fifteen years in training roles, specialising in training design, face to face and distance delivery and tutoring. In addition to his various commercial roles, he has been a distance tutor, question writer and examiner, with a number of professional institutes including the CII. This has equipped him with an excellent knowledge of the industry and facilitates a successful learning environment.
Amongst a variety of other assignments, Cris currently trains and designs study material for CII, IFS and CISI qualifications: at Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels.

There will be a nominal charge for this course of £48.