SMCR Spaced Learning Module

4 hours of CPD credits (CISI) | Spaced E-Learning Programme

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This is a CPD-accredited intermediate-level open-learning course on the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR).

This course will benefit:

  • Senior Managers
  • Certified Persons
  • Compliance Officers
  • Non-Executive Directors

This course is provided free of charge by Skillcast as a part of our SkillcastConnect compliance community programme. Complete the form to enrol now.

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Meet your course tutor

Katharine Leaman has worked for over a decade as a regulator at the FCA and has extensive experience overseeing compliance at major UK banks and consulting for countless other financial service firms.

In our Spaced Learning for Effective Compliance Webinar, Katharine and Skillcast CRO Catriona Razic, discuss how this course can benefit you.

If you have any questions regarding the regulatory content in this course, please email

Download the webinar slides

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Learning outcomes

This course focuses on 15 aspects of SMCR that are most important for senior managers and most likely to result in breaches if you don't get them right.

1. SMCR Refresher

2. Prescribed Responsibilities

3. Disclosures within Recruitment

4. Reporting Lines

5. Delegation

6. Handover Between SMFs

7. Breach Reporting

8. Material Risk Takers

9. Honesty, Integrity & Reputation

10. Non-financial Misconduct

11. Reasonable Steps

12. Handoffs Between SMFs

13. SMF Regulatory Interviews

14. Assessing the Most Senior SMFs

15. Regulatory References

Training approach

This course uses the spaced learning format to ensure enough time and attention to each component of the SMCR. Upon enrolling, you will receive 15 weekly lessons, each taking approximately 15 minutes to complete.

The lessons feature videos, text, scenarios and other learning activities to help you build and apply the knowledge to ordinary business decisions and situations.

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Prerequisites & CPD

Before starting this course, you should have a basic understanding of the SMCR and Conduct Rules.

This course will build on that understanding with further knowledge and skills to help you act appropriately in business situations, such as onboarding a new SMF, allocating responsibilities, designating reporting lines and ongoing management situations.

After completing all 15 lessons, you will receive a completion certificate for four hours of CPD.

For all other staff e-learning enquiries, contact your Skillcast account manager or email

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