UK Anti-money Laundering & CTF Training

The UK has enacted tough anti-money laundering (AML) legislation with severe penalties. Money laundering is when criminal proceeds enter into the formal economy via transactions designed to conceal their true origins.

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

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UK Anti-money Laundering & CTF Training

About this Course

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.

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

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Identify money laundering and terrorist financing and how it takes place
  • Conduct proportionate, risk-based customer due diligence (CDD)
  • Identify common red flags and take appropriate action
  • Recognise when and how to seek advice and report suspicions
  • Fulfil your obligation not to tip off anyone suspected of money laundering or terrorist financing

Latest Course Updates

  • Course redesigned with a more modern feel
  • Full review conducted by an AML expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • 19 new news stories to illustrate key AML issues
  • 10 updated activities & scenarios
  • Updated post-course assessment with 20 new questions

Course outline


What is money laundering & terrorist financing?

- Crossing the line: Money laundering & terrorist financing
- You decide: Money laundering or terrorist financing?
- The three-stage money laundering process
- Further ways to launder money
- You decide: Laundering the proceeds of crime

AML/CTF legislation

- Money Laundering Regulations
- Predict offences
- The 22 predicate offences
- You decide: Predicate offence or not?

Offences & penalties

- How could you be implicated?
- You decide: What's the risk?
- Corporate sanctions
- Scenario: A scandal abroad

AML/CTF controls

- Crossing the line: AML/CTF Policy
- What this means for you
- You decide: Complying with our AML/CTF Policy

Customer due diligence (CDD)

- Assessing risk
- Standard CDD
- You decide: Is the evidence sufficient?
- Best practice: Standard CDD
- Scenario: A postal application
- Scenario: A customer can't provide full evidence
- Due diligence of other entities
- Scenario: The UHNW customer
- Scenario: The delay
- Simplified due diligence (SDD)
- Enhanced due diligence (EDD)
- You decide: What level of due diligence?

Politically exposed persons (PEPs)

- Crossing the line: Politically exposed persons
- Scenario: Dealing with PEPs
- Scenario: The family connection
- Scenario: A questionable association
- Best practice: Politically exposed persons

CDD: On-going monitoring

- CDD examples
- Crossing the line: Ongoing monitoring
- What should you look out for?
- You decide: Report or not?
- Scenario: Unaffected by conflict
- Scenario: A director facing charges
- Scenario: Gut instinct
- Scenario: Missing information

Reporting suspicions

- Crossing the line: Reporting suspicions
- Scenario: When to report

Tipping off

- Scenario: Avoiding tipping off

Keeping records

- Crossing the line: Keeping records
- Scenario: A potential investigation

What do you think: Is it an offence?




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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