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    Welcome to this module on Whistleblowing. Here you'll learn when and how to blow the whistle, and how whistleblowers are protected. Whistleblowing on internal malpractices and external threats is extremely important for the functioning and survival of our company. Learn about your responsibility to blow the whistle and the protection given to whistleblowers. [Duration: 30 min]

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand what whistleblowing is
    • Explain when and how to whistleblow
    • Explain how whistleblowers are protected.

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    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!

    • Four recent news stories to further highlight whistleblowing issues
    • Text updates and image replacements throughout the course
    • Updates to the scenarios contained within the section:
      • New exercise - You make the call: To whistleblow or not?
    • Updated sections relating to the whistleblowing process and improper conduct
    • Updates to the post-course assessment with 15 additional questions grouped into the following Question Banks:
      • Whistleblow or report to HR?
      • What is whistleblowing?
      • Reporting channels
      • Whistleblowing process
      • Protection for whistleblowers


    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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