Skillcast Product News | H1 2022

Posted by

Matt Green

on 01 Jun 2022


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Skillcast Product News | Q1 2022

The first few months of 2022 have been a busy time for our content team. Below, you can learn about updates, enhancements and newly published courses.

Course Libraries

Compliance Essentials Library

Content and design reviews of all Essentials courses are ongoing.

Key changes include:

  • Overall course redesigns to create a more modern feel for most courses
  • Full content reviews by topic experts
  • Updated illustrative news stories
  • Text and images updated throughout courses
  • Activities and scenarios updated
  • Post-course assessment questions reviewed and updated

Updated Compliance Essentials courses

The following courses in the Essentials library were updated:

  1. AML & CTF (UK) (also found in the FCA library)
  2. AML & CTF (Global)
  3. Bribery Prevention
  4. Competition Law
  5. Embargoes & Sanctions
  6. Environmental Awareness
  7. Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
  8. Financial Sanctions
  9. Fraud Prevention for Managers
  10. Identity Crime
  11. Information Security
  12. Mental Health at Work
  13. Mental Health at Work for Managers
  14. Records Management
  15. UK Market Abuse Regulation
  16. Whistleblowing (also found in the FCA and Insurance libraries)

Compliance Essentials E-learning Courses

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Essentials Refresher Library

A full content review of the Essentials Refresher library is ongoing.

Key changes include:

  • Reviews conducted by topic experts
  • Text updated throughout courses
  • Activities and scenarios updated
  • Post-course assessment questions updated

New Refresher courses

  1. UK Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)

Updated Refresher courses

  1. Anti-Money Laundering - FS Version
  2. Anti-Money Laundering - non-FS Version
  3. Bribery Prevention
  4. Data Protection
  5. Economic Sanctions
  6. Fraud Prevention
  7. Preventing the Facilitation of Tax Evasion – FS Version
  8. Preventing the Facilitation of Tax Evasion – non-FS Version

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FCA Compliance Library

  • Full content reviews by subject matter experts are ongoing on a rolling annual basis (review cycle runs May 2021-April 2022)
  • Updates consider any legislative changes brought about due to Brexit.

New FCA course

  1. Operational Resilience 

Updated FCA courses

The following courses in the FCA library were updated:

  1. AIFM Regulations
  2. BCOBS - Distance Communications
  3. COBS - Appropriateness
  4. COBS - Client Categorisation
  5. COBS - Client Communications
  6. COBS - Dealing & Managing
  7. COBS - Suitability
  8. CONC - Consumer Credit Regulations (also found in the Insurance library)
  9. Ethical Standards in Finance & Investment
  10. Fair Treatment of Vulnerable Customers (also found in the Insurance library)
  11. Financial Crime Prevention (also found in the Essentials & Insurance libraries)
  12. MCOB - Advising & Selling
  13. MCOB - APRC, Shortfalls & Charges
  14. MCOB - Equity Release
  15. MCOB - Disclosures
  16. MCOB - Financial Promotions
  17. MCOB - General Standards
  18. Mortgage Market Review
  19. Mortgage Credit Directive
  20. Payment Services Regulations
  21. Prudential Regulation
  22. Responsible Lending & Affordability
  23. Retail Distribution Review
  24. SEC Rule 15a-6
  25. SEFs & DCMs
  26. Training & Competence
  27. UCITS
  28. Whistleblowing (also found in the Essentials & Insurance libraries)
  29. Whistleblowing in Financial Services for Managers

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SMCR Compliance Library

A full content review of the SMCR library is ongoing.

Key changes include:

  • Reviews conducted by a subject matter expert
  • Text updated throughout courses
  • Activities and scenarios updated
  • Post-course assessment questions updated

New SMCR course

  1. Fit & Proper Assessments

Updated SMCR courses

  1. Conduct Rules for Certified Persons
  2. Conduct Rules for Senior Managers
  3. Introduction to SMCR

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Health & Safety Hazards Library

Changes to the Health & Safety library include updates to the General Office Hygiene course, which includes new challenges after COVID.

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Insurance Compliance Library

Apart from the abovementioned updates, changes to the Insurance library include updates to the Ethical Standards in Insurance & Investment, Managing Compliantly in General Insurance, Insurance Act (2015), Training & Competence and Complaints Handling courses.

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You can keep informed on compliance issues, attitudes and risk perceptions in the UK workplace through our Compliance Insights blog. And our searchable compliance glossaries explain key terms and regularly report on learnings from the largest compliance fines resulting from regulatory breaches.

Last but not least, we have 80+ free compliance training aids, including assessments, best practice guides, checklists, desk aids, eBooks, games, handouts, posters, training presentations and even e-learning modules!

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