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Pre retirement course

This free course is delivered by a professional financial services trainer from Affinity Connect Limited. It is available to any scheme member who:

  • has contributed to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), and
  • is within 18 months of retirement.

How to book

You need to book at least 2 weeks before the course date as there is limited availability. Bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis.

Use the online form to book your place on a pre retirement course

Contact Affinity Connect on 0800 019 6076 or email

Location and dates

Depending on the course date, it is held online or in person. If you choose a course date that is in person, it is held in the Cornwallis Suite, Maidstone Masonic Centre, Courtenay Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6LF. Affinity Connect emails you with the details nearer to the time of the course.

The course is approximately 3 hours long.

Course dateLocationStart timeEnd time
12 August 2022Maidstone9am12pm
21 September 2022Online9:30am12pm
21 October 2022Maidstone9am12pm
11 November 2022Online9:30am12pm

Course content

The presentation is delivered by Affinity Connect. They specialise in pre retirement support services to local authorities and other public sector employers.

The course gives you a greater understanding of all aspects of retirement planning. It may help you make the most appropriate decisions before you retire.

The presentation includes:

  • pension changes – what are the changes and how could they impact your retirement decisions?
  • what does retirement look like? – what income would you need, when might you need it, and for how long?
  • where could the money come from? – company pensions, State Pension, savings and investments
  • what choices and options are available at retirement?
  • tax efficiency in retirement.

Read the Affinity pre retirement course agenda (PDF, 501.1 KB)

Further information

Currently, Kent County Council Pension Section are unable to provide a presentation. We are unable to provide an online alternative. Read our pre retirement presentation slides (PPTX, 186.1 KB).

Kent County Council Pension Section are not regulated to provide pension advice. We do not endorse any pension advisers. There are many Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs). Find IFAs in your area on the Financial Conduct Authority website