Senior Management Arrangements Systems & Controls (SYSC)

The Senior Management Arrangements Systems and Controls (SYSC) Sourcebook apply to authorised financial services firms. It ensures the allocation of responsibility in a way that helps leaders monitor and control a business.

The purpose of SYSC rules is to encourage directors and managers to take practical responsibility, employ adequate risk management systems, and create a common standard for systems and controls.

Our Senior Management Arrangements Systems and Controls Course explains the responsibilities of senior managers as contained in the FCA Handbook.

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SYSC Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Insurance and FCA Compliance Libraries.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Recognise the purpose of Senior Management Arrangements, Systems and Controls
  • Identify how responsibilities are apportioned and recorded
  • Know the necessary systems and controls
  • Recognise the critical areas of systems and controls
  • Explain how the Public Interest Disclosure Act protects whistleblowers

Latest Course Updates

  • Course redesigned with a more modern feel
  • Full review conducted by an FCA expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course

Course outline


What are Senior Management Arrangements Systems & Controls?

Purpose of Senior Management Arrangements, Systems & Controls

Appointment of responsibilities

- Exercise: Apportionment of responsibilities

Recording the apportionment

Systems & controls

General organisational requirements

Critical areas of systems & controls

- Outsourcing
- Exercise: Key areas of systems & controls

Exercise: Systems & controls

- Scenario 2
- Scenario 3
- Scenario 4
- Scenario 5
- Scenario 6

Public Interest Disclosure Act: Whistleblowing

- Managers' responsibility




Course Specifications



Approximately 25-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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