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Compliance Essentials Library

Whistleblowing Course

Whistleblowing is the process by which employees can report suspected or actual improper conduct. It is done in confidence or anonymously, which is vital if you feel unsafe or unable to report such behaviour to management, or if no action was taken when you blew the whistle before.

Employees may raise a concern about the conduct of another employee, a supplier or even their own company. Whistleblowing on internal malpractices and external threats is extremely important for the functioning and survival of any company.

Our Whistleblowing Course helps your employees to understand when, how and to whom they can report misconduct and how they will be protected.

Audience: All staff  |  Duration: 25 minutes  |  Format: E-learning module

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Understand what whistleblowing is
  • Know when and how to report misconduct
  • Explain how whistleblowers are protected.

Course Contents

  • Welcome
  • What is whistleblowing?
  • What is improper conduct?
  • What is not improper conduct?
  • You make the call: Whistleblow or not?
  • Whistleblowing works!
  • How to blow the whistle
  • Reporting via your manager and internally
  • What happens next?
  • Protection for whistleblowers
  • Summary
  • Affirmation
  • Assessment

New in 2020

  • 4 recent news stories added
  • Text updates and image replacements
  • Updates to scenarios:
    New exercise - You make the call: To whistleblow or not?
  • Updated whistleblowing process and improper conduct
  • 15 additional questions:
    - Whistleblow or report to HR?
    - What is whistleblowing?
    - Reporting channels
    - Whistleblowing process
    - Protection for whistleblowers

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This course is part of our Compliance Essentials Course Library.

Compliance Essentials is our best-selling library and there's a reason for that.

Essentials contains 30 in-depth courses and dozens of express micro-learning modules from AML, Bribery, GDPR and Equality to Health and Safety. It provides a complete and comprehensive off-the-shelf compliance solution for UK businesses that can be customised completely to fit your organisation.

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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

Off-the-shelf Courses

Our off-the-shelf subscription options allow you to train your staff using this course and other essential compliance courses cost-effectively.

We can also customise courses to your business needs or create fully bespoke courses to your specification.

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