CASS Overview Training Course

The FCA's Client Assets Sourcebook (CASS) supports Principle 10 of the FCA's Principles for Businesses. This Principle states that firms must arrange adequate protection for clients' assets.

Our CASS Overview Training Course explains the rules surrounding the protection of client money and client assets, as well as how to apply these rules in your day-to-day work.

Here, you will learn about the rules surrounding the protection of client money and client assets, and see how you must apply them in your day-to-day work.

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FCA CASS Overview

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 your employees to:

  • Define what client money is and what client assets are
  • Assess the requirements for firms that are permitted to hold client money or client assets
  • Review governance requirements and good business practice
  • Understand the requirements for record-keeping and reporting to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Review the implications for firms that do not have permission to hold or control client money or client assets

Course Outline


What is CASS?

- Key terms
- You decide: Client assets and money

The CASS Sourcebook (Sections 1 to 7)

- The CASS Sourcebook (Sections 8 to 14)
- CASS firm classification

CASS 6 & 7

- Segregation of client money
- Third parties
- How are safe custody assets used?
- How is client money held?
- CASS 7: Segregation
- You decide: Due diligence


- How can things go wrong?
- Reconciliations
- Physical assets
- Discrepancies
- Diversification
- Pooling
- Good business practice
- You decide: Depositing client money

Reporting & record-keeping

- Information on safeguarding client assets
- Acknowledgement letters
- You decide: Reporting

Temporary handling of safe custody assets

- The banking exemption
- Insurance brokers




Course Specifications



Approximately 35-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 a client style sheet.



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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