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

Latest Course Updates

  • Course redesigned with a more modern feel
  • Full review conducted by an anti-bribery expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • 12 updated activities & scenarios
  • Updated post-course assessment questions

Course Outline


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

Key legislation

- UK Bribery Act 2010
- UK Bribery Act penalties
- US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- FCPA penalties
- Comparing the FCPA & UK Bribery Act

What can be a bribe?

- You decide: Could it be a bribe?
- Offering non-cash favours
- Using intermediaries
- Accounting for the expenses
- Who could be liable?
- The situation reported
- The investigator arrives
- Associated persons: Employee actions
- Associated persons: Third-party actions
- Example: FIFA
- You decide: Associated persons
- Example: Airline Services Ltd
- Working with associated persons
- Best practice: Preventing bribery
- Red flags
- Bribe offered but not paid
- Bribe solicited by manager
- Example: Sainsbury's
- Hiring Imani's son
- Best practice: Recruitment
- Scenario: Interviewing a friend
- Scenario: A candidate with connections
- Example: Hiring relatives
- Jason gathers further information

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 decide: Foreign public officials
- Example: TechnipFMC

Facilitation payments

- You decide: Facilitation payments
- Example: Vetco International

Gifts, hospitality & expenses

- Hospitality
- Gifts & expenses
- Travel
- Entry 1: An invitation
- Entry 2: A conference
- Entry 3: A change of location
- Example: Novartis

Donations & sponsorships

- Entry 1: A tender
- Entry 2: An upcoming election
- Entry 3: A fundraising event
- Example: Vimpelcom

Reporting bribery

- Email 1: A lunch invitation
- Email 2: The new relationship manager
- Email 3: Dealing with agents
- Example: Ericsson
- Sometime later...
- Getting advice & raising concerns




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.

Fast track

FastTrack Option

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.

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