Breathing Space Regulations Course

Breathing Space Regulations apply to creditors whose debtors are eligible for an arrangement allowing them additional time to repay their debt. During this period, creditors need to suspend all actions related to this debt.

These regulations provide debtors with legal protection from creditors, allow them greater control over their financial situation, and help them avoid unmanageable debt.

Our Breathing Space Regulations Course outlines the basis of these regulations, explains how to identify debtors who qualify for breathing space, and the required actions.

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Breathing Space Regulations

About this Course

This SCORM-compatible course is part of our FCA Compliance Library.

The library is available in the Skillcast Standard plan for larger companies or Skillcast Basic plan for those with under 50 learners.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to:

  • Explain what the Breathing Space Regulations are
  • Comply with these regulations appropriately
  • Recognise how these regulations interact with FCA rules and guidance
  • Identify which firms and types of consumer credit are in scope
  • Avoid the consequences of non-compliance

Latest Course Updates

  • Course redesigned with a more modern feel
  • Full review conducted by an FCA expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course

Course Outline

This course consists of 10 sections of content, including a course summary. There is an affirmation to indicate your understanding and compliance with guidelines. At the end of the course, there is an assessment containing multiple-choice questions based on the content.


The Breathing Space Regulations

- Why are these regulations needed?

Types of arrangements

- Eligibility for arrangements
- You make the call: Include in an arrangement?

How Breathing Space arrangements work

- What do creditors need to do?
- Further obligations for creditors

Breathing Space duration

How to communicate

- You make the call: Is it good practice?

What happens when it's over?

What does the FCA say?

Why follow the rules?

What happens if creditors do not comply?

- Scenario: Gerald
- Scenario: Jenny




Course Specifications

This course is designed to  for all staff members.



Approximately 25 minutes followed by a 10-question assessment.



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



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

Fast track

Fast Track Option

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