Whistleblowing for Managers in FS Course

Whistleblowing refers to disclosing corrupt, illegal or fraudulent activities committed by organisations. The FCA's whistleblowing rules are mandatory for all deposit takers with over £250m in assets and insurers subject to Solvency II.

These rules impact all managers in the UK and those overseeing UK-based employees. The FCA's rules include training employees on their right to whistleblow, presenting a whistleblowing report annually and appointing a whistleblowers' champion.

Our Whistleblowing for Managers in FS Course explains the value of whistleblowing, your duty to blow the whistle when appropriate and how you are protected for doing so.

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About this Course

This SCORM-compatible course is part of our FCA Compliance Library.

The library is available in the Skillcast Standard plan for larger companies or Skillcast Basic plan for those with under 50 learners.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Recognise the importance of whistleblowing
  • Identify the legal protection that exists in respect of whistleblowing
  • Identify the reasons for reluctance to report wrongdoing or misconduct
  • Recognise the compelling reasons for reporting wrongdoing or misconduct
  • Identify the internal and external measures that can be taken to set the right tone
  • Implement procedures relating to whistleblowing

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


Adam's predicament

- What would you do?

What is whistleblowing?

- Exercise: What is whistleblowing?
- Why is whistleblowing important?
- Consequences of not getting it right

Legal protection & whistleblowing

- Key legal provisions
- What do you think: Legal protection for whistleblowers

Why are people reluctant to get involved?

- You make the call: Reluctance to get involved
- The whistleblowing triangle
- Exercise: Weighing it up

When to blow the whistle

- How to blow the whistle

Financial services whistleblowing rules

- The whistleblowers' champion
- Internal whistleblowing arrangements
- Training
- Reporting directly to the regulator
- You make the call: Reporting to the regulator
- Settlement agreements & Non-Disclosure Agreements

Scenario 1: Adam's experience

Scenario 2: A new venture

Scenario 3: One bad apple

Scenario 4: Subterfuge in the City




Course Specifications



Approximately 35-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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