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

Available as part of our FCA Course Library.

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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