Overview - The Bribery Act 2010
The Bribery Act 2010 course has been developed from the ground up with experts to help you understand the corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery. It has been designed to create awareness of how to recognise a bribe, what should be done in the event of bribery being discovered, and how to put procedures in place that show your company has taken adequate measure to prevent bribery in the workplace. It also addresses the complicated high risk area of corporate hospitality.
The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1st July 2011, making it a legal requirement for all businesses that operate within the UK to ensure adequate protection and training is in place against bribery and corruption in the workplace.
By completing this course you will learn about your legal obligations and minimising the risk of bad publicity or legal action.
This course is useful for anyone who would like to increase their awareness of this legislation.
On completion of this course learners will:
- Understand the purpose and scope of the Bribery Act 2010
- Identify the types of offences under the Bribery Act namely offering a bribe, receiving a bribe, bribing a foreign public official and the corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery
- Understand the varied implications for individuals and companies
- Understand the potential consequences and penalties resulting from a breach of the Bribery Act for individuals and companies
When you’ve completed this online training you will sit an online test and, once successful, you can download your Virtual College certificate.
The subjects covered in this module include:
- Introduction to the Bribery Act 2010
- What is bribery?
- Why is there a Bribery Act?
- How will it be enforced
- Six guiding principles
- Recent cases
- The four main bribery offences under the Bribery Act 2010
- What it means for you and your organisation
- Bribery – what does it mean?
- What does it mean for employers?
- Adequate procedures
- Assessing the risk
- The risks
- Proportionate procedures
- Due diligence
- What a business needs to do
- How much do I need to do?
- What is hospitality?
- Hospitality guidance
- What is proportionate and reasonable?
- Hospitality procedures
- Bribery and facilitation payments
- Government guidance
- Penalties and enforcement
- Liabilities and penalties
- Risk of prosecution
- Communication and training
- Monitoring and review
- Case studies
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. The course is self-paced and you do not have to complete all the training in one session. Your progress will be recorded throughout.
This module is targeted primarily at businesses and individuals who are self-employed; however, it will also be of use to anyone who would like to increase their awareness of this legislation.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
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