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Anti-bribery Training Course

Despite a worldwide effort to eradicate bribery, it is still prevalent in many countries and presents a real risk for businesses.

Bribery is the act of giving or offering money, or another benefit or inducement, to persuade someone to act in your favour to obtain an unlawful advantage.

It is a criminal offence and also a predicate offence that can lead to charges of money laundering. Both offences carry harsh penalties including imprisonment and unlimited fines.

Our Anti-bribery Training Course will help your employees to understand what bribery is, the consequences, the red flags, and what to do if they suspect corruption.

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Anti-Bribery Training Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Define what bribery is
  • Explain the consequences of offering or accepting bribes
  • Describe the provisions of the UK Bribery Act 2010
  • Recognise common bribery red flags
  • Comply with your Company's policies for gifts, corporate hospitality, travel expenses and facilitation payments
  • Know when and how to seek advice and report concerns/suspicions of bribery

New in 2021

  • Full design review by an anti-bribery expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • Quotes added highlighting the societal cost of bribery
  • Six illustrative news stories added
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • Updated post-course assessment questions

Course Outline


- Bribery is an enormous problem
- Bribery is detrimental to society
- Bribery is a crime
- We have zero tolerance for bribery

What can be a bribe?

- You make the call: Could it be a bribe?
- Offering non-cash favours
- Using intermediaries
- Strict liability
- Who could be liable?

UK Bribery Act 2010

- Penalties
- Bribery prosecutions

The corporate offence

- Is the company responsible for associated persons?
- You make the call: Associated persons

Bribery of foreign public officials

- Who is a foreign public official?
- You make the call: Foreign public officials
- Example: Pfizer

Associated persons: Due diligence

- Corporate legal responsibility
- Associated persons
- Example: Aon
- Checklist: Preventing bribery
- Red flags
- Bribe offered but not paid
- Bribe solicited by manager
- Example: Supermarket bribery case

Gifts and hospitality

- Hospitality
- Gifts and expenses
- Travel
- Scenario 1: An invitation
- Scenario 2: A business meeting
- Scenario 3: A conference

Donations and sponsorships

- Scenario 1: A tender
- Scenario 2: A fundraising event

Facilitation payments

- When can a facilitation payment be justified?

Getting advice and raising concerns

- Reporting
- Scenario 1: A manager asks for a discount
- Scenario 2: A lunch invitation
- Scenario 3: Dealing with agents
- Scenario 4: Charitable projects

US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

- FCPA and UK Bribery Act compared
- FCPA penalties




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Course Specifications



Approximately 55-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet.



Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.