UK Anti-money Laundering & CTF Training

When the proceeds of crime find their way into the formal economy via a web of transactions designed to conceal their true origins, this is money laundering.

The UK, like most countries, has enacted tough anti-money laundering (AML) legislation with severe penalties.

It also has counter-terrorist financing (CTF) laws to stop rogue regimes and terrorist organisations moving money under cover of trade payments, investments, remittances and money for education.

Our UK AML & CTF Course will help your staff understand their obligations regarding prevention, due diligence and reporting suspicious activity.

Our complementary Global AML & CT Course provides additional training covering 17 key regulatory regimes. 

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UK Anti-money Laundering & CTF Training

About this Course

Versions are available as part of our Compliance Essentials and FCA Compliance Libraries.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Define what money laundering and terrorist financing are
  • Recognise their legal obligation to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Explain your Company's policies and procedures for preventing money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Conduct proportionate risk-based Customer Due Diligence
  • Spot common red flags and take appropriate action
  • Know when and how to seek advice and report suspicions of money laundering or terrorist financing
  • Ensure that they don't to tip-off anyone suspected of money laundering or terrorist financing

New in 2021

Full design review conducted by an AML expert.

  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • Additional content added to reflect Brexit
  • New illustrative AML story
  • Clarifications added regarding reporting & tipping off
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • Updated post-course assessment questions

Course Outline


What is money laundering?

- What is terrorist financing?
- You make the call: Money laundering or terrorist financing?
- How does money laundering work?

Consequences: In the news…

- How could you get implicated?
- You make the call: What's the risk?

AML/CTF controls

- What this means for you
- Exercise: Dos and don'ts of AML/CTF compliance

Customer due diligence (CDD)

- Assessing risk
- Standard CDD
- You make the call: Is the evidence sufficient?
- Best practice for standard CDD
- Scenario: The distance sale
- Scenario: Customer who can't provide full evidence
- Due diligence of other entities
- Scenario: UHNW customer
- Scenario: The delay
- Simplified due diligence (SDD)
- Enhanced due diligence (EDD)
- You make the call: What level of due diligence?

Politically exposed persons (PEPs)

- Scenario: Dealing with PEPs
- Our rules on PEPs

CDD: On-going monitoring

- What should you look out for?
- You make the call: To report or not?
- Scenario: The outlier
- Scenario: Derek's case
- Scenario: Nicola revisited

Reporting suspicions

- Scenario: When to report
- Scenario: Avoiding tipping-off
- Record keeping

AML/CTF laws and regulations

- Money Laundering Regulations 2017
- You make the call: MLR 2017
- Offences and penalties

Corporate sanctions

What do you think: Is it an offence?




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Course Specifications



Approximately 40-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.



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.



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.