Introduction to SMCR Training Course

The UK's financial services sector has been rocked over the past decade by scandals ranging from misselling to market manipulation.

Public outrage forced the UK Government to give new powers to the financial regulators (the PRA and FCA)  to improve the UK financial sector's professional standards.

This led to the launch of the Senior Managers and Certified Persons Regime (SMCR).

Our Introduction to SMCR Training Course will help your employees gain a basic understanding of how this regime affects them and your company.

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Introduction to SMCR Training Course

About this Course

Available as part of our SMCR Course Library.

Learning objectives

This course will help your employees to:

  • Appreciate why an individual accountability regime exists
  • Understand the three key elements of SMCR:
    - Senior Managers Regime
    - Certification Regime
    - Conduct Rules
  • Know how the SMCR impacts on your firm

Course versions

Versions of this course are available that are tailored to 5 key sectors:

  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Solo-regulated Core
  • Solo-regulated Enhanced
  • Solo-regulated Limited Scope

Course outline


The Need for an Individual Accountability Regime

- Do you now: The new regime

Senior Managers Regime (SMR)

- Do you now: SMR

Certification Regime (CR)

- Do you now: CR

Individual Conduct Rules (ICR)

- Do you now: ICR

Senior Manager Conduct Rules

- You make the call: Delegation

How Does SMCR Impact on Us?

- Do you know?


Course Specifications



Approximately 10-minute long e-learning course followed by a 12-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 your 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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