Bribery Prevention Course

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

Bribery 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.

Any substantial gifts or hospitality could be seen as a bribe including charitable donations. Even small favours that you think nothing of could be perceived as inducements.

Our Bribery Prevention Course will help your employees to understand what bribery is, the relevant anti-bribery laws and your systems and procedures for bribery prevention.

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Bribery Prevention Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Define bribery and explain its consequences
  • Identify bribery risks and red flags
  • Comply with our Company's policies for gifts, corporate hospitality, travel expenses, donations, sponsorships and facilitation payments
  • Take steps to reduce bribery by associated persons (agents, contractors, third parties, etc) who work for us
  • Recognise how to seek advice and report concerns or suspicions of bribery

New in 2021

Full design review conducted by a bribery prevention expert.

  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • 2 new illustrative stories added
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • Updated post-course assessment

Course outline


- Introduction to bribery
- What is bribery?
- Key offences
- Penalties
- You decide: Violation or no violation?

Our Anti-Bribery Policy

- What this means in practice

Gifts, hospitality and expenses

- Crossing the line: Gifts, hospitality & expenses
- Crossing the line: Inappropriate gifts
- Best practice: Gifts, hospitality & expenses
- You decide: Should it be signed off?
- Scenario: The watch

Donations and sponsorships

- Crossing the line: Donations and sponsorships
- Best practice: Donations and sponsorships
- Scenario: The tender
- Scenario: The fundraiser

Associated persons

- You decide: Associated or not?
- Crossing the line: Associated persons
- Reducing the risks with associated persons
- Identifying red flags
- Working with associated persons
- Scenario: Conducting due diligence
- Scenario: The rumour

Scenario: Tom's agent

Scenario: The rumour

Foreign Public Officials

- Consequences: In the news…
- Best practice: Dealing with FPOs
- You make the call: Suspicious or not?

Facilitation payments

- Scenario: Stopped at a checkpoint
- Scenario: An inspector calls

Recruitment and placements

- Scenario: A vacancy
- You make the call: Perceptions of bribery?

Reporting bribery and concerns

- You make the call: To report or not?
- Reporting bribery

Record keeping

Anti-bribery laws and regulations

- You make the call: Anti-bribery laws




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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 is 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.