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    Competition Law

    Welcome to our Competition Law training course. 

    Within this e-learning, you'll learn about anti-competitive practices, and how you can avoid them and comply with competition law. Any agreement with suppliers and partners that restricts competition in the market can lead to criminal charges against us - even if it is implicit and not put in writing. Learn how you can avoid falling foul of competition laws.

    [Duration: 30 min]

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify types of anti-competitive agreements
    • Take action to avoid entering into anti-competitive agreements
    • Recognise the vertical agreement block exemptions
    • Adopt measures to avoid abuse of market dominance
    • Prevent inadvertent infringements of competition laws
    • Take immediate action to report concerns or violations.

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    Course Contents

    • Welcome
    • A casual chat
    • Anti-competitive agreements
    • Section 1: Anti-competitive agreements
    • You make the call: Competitive or not?
    • Cartels
    • Hardcore cartels
    • Hub and spoke cartels
    • Vertical agreements
    • Vertical Agreement Block Exemption
    • Restrictions on VABEs
    • Online selling
    • Online selling restrictions
    • Resale price maintenance
    • Prohibited retail price conversations and
    • You make the call: Retail price conversations
    • Agreements between related parties can be legitimate
    • Section 2: Abuse of dominant position
    • What constitutes dominance?
    • You make the call: Dominance
    • Tying and bundling
    • Tying and bundling concerns
    • You make the call: Tying and bundling
    • Other abusive practices
    • Section 3: Avoiding competition law violations
    • You make the call: Anti-competitive practice
    • Careless talk
    • Conversation 1: Profit margin
    • Conversation 2: Environmental footprint
    • Conversation 3: Exclusivity
    • Conversation 4: Order backlog
    • Conversation 5: The new hire
    • Section 4: Investigations and enforcement
    • You make the call: Enforcement
    • Enforcement
    • Whistleblowing
    • Summary
    • Affirmation
    • Assessment

    New in 2020!

    • 14 recent news stories to further illustrate key competition law issues
    • Text updates and image replacements throughout the course
    • Two new learning activities:
      • You make the call: Enforcement
      • Conversation 5: The new hire
    • Updates to the following scenarios/learning activities:
      • You make the call: Dominance
      • You make the call: Tying and bundling
      • You make the call: Anti-competitive practice
      • Conversation 3: Exclusivity
    • Updates to the post-course assessment with 30 new/updated questions grouped into the following Question Banks:
      • Why Is Competition Law Important?
      • Horizontal and Vertical Agreements
      • Types of Cartels
      • Hub and Spoke Cartels
      • VABE
      • Restrictions on Retailers
      • Abuse of Dominant Position
      • Tying and Bundling
      • Consequences of Violations
      •  Identifying Breaches of Competition Law


    Duration Approximately 30 minutes
    Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
    Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
    Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
    Assessment Ten-question assessment
    Test-out 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 Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
    Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
    Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
    Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
    Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
    Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary


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