Introduction to UK Financial Regulation Training Course

The regulation of financial services in the UK is set out in the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. This is a large piece of primary legislation that establishes the overarching framework for financial services legislation, rules and regulation in the UK. It is known as FSMA.

Our Introduction to UK Financial Regulation Training Course educate your employees on how the UK's financial services industry is regulated.

They will learn how regulations impact everything at your Company and that compliance with them is an individual and a collective responsibility.

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Introduction to UK Financial Regulation

About this Course

Available as part of our FCA Compliance Library and Insurance Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Identify the two main UK financial regulators and their role
  • Recognise the features of the UK regulatory cycle
  • Recognise the FCA's Principles for Businesses and the PRA's Fundamental Rules
  • Distinguish between distinct categories of customers
  • Appreciate the importance of the Treating Customers Fairly principle
  • Recognise our shared responsibilities to combat financial crime and the importance of whistleblowing
  • Identify the key features of the SM&CR regime

Course Outline


UK financial services: The regulatory framework

- UK financial services: The regulatory architecture
- You make the call: Who's responsible?
- The UK regulatory cycle
- What do you think: Is it permitted or not?

Principles-based regulation

- FCA's Principles for Businesses
- PRA's Fundamental Rules
- You make the call: Playing by the rules
- The PRA's Rulebook
- The FCA Handbook

High Level Standards

- Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR)
- Exercise: SMCR
- Code of Conduct (COCON) Rules
- You make the call: Code of Conduct (COCON) Rules
- Training & Competence requirements

Business Standards

- Common themes
- Client categorisation & insurance
- You make the call: What type of client is it?

Consumer Duty

- Operational objectives
- Embedding the right culture
- Consumer Duty (the Duty)
- The Four Outcomes
- Consumer Duty does not mean
- You make the call: Consumer Duty
- What is Conduct Risk?
- Handling compliants
- You make the call: Complaints handling

Financial crime

- Anti-money laundering
- Fraud
- Market abuse
- Bribery
- Exercise: Bribery
- Competition law
- Anti-competitive practices
- You make the call: Is it allowed or not?


- You make the call: Should you blow the whistle or not?




Course Specifications



Approximately 45-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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