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Unicorn Training Q2 Update and Q3 Preview

Learning NewsThe Access Group

2019 continues to see exciting changes for Unicorn with the launch of its Governance Risk and Compliance suite as well as new third-party content. All GRC courses that were updated in Q2 have also now been converted to the improved version of Unicorn's authoring tool - eCreator 2.0.

Q2 Course Content Updates:

Countering Bribery and Corruption

This course has undergone a significant overhaul by taking existing content and creating 3 new activities that are easier to read and digest. The course starts with a case study that highlights the consequences of bribery and corruption, then moves into the legislation applicable to the offence. This is followed by advice for regulated firms on regulatory requirements. It also includes the risks a firm needs to consider. The final part of the course focuses on how to spot bribery and corruption.

Information Security

This course has been upgraded to eCreator 2.0 with improved graphics and revised interactions to improve on the overall user experience. The content has also been updated to include CMCs that are now regulated by the FCA and added content in reference to Encryption and ID procedures - with updated advice from the NCSC.

Transaction Reporting

The reasoning and benefits to transaction reporting to the FCA has been expanded to include the links of TR requirements to regulations such as MiFIR. Case studies have also been updated to show where regulated firms have been penalised by the regulator for failing to comply with TR requirements, to emphasise the stance taken by the regulator to enforce compliance. References have no been provided to various areas of the FCA handbook that can be viewed to assist in defining the exact requirements under Supervision rules.

Culture and Ethics

Enhanced content in relation to the advantages of membership to trade bodies and industry codes and improvements to the overall user experience by converting the course to eCreator 2.0 and applying improved graphics.

Conduct Risk and Treating Customers Fairly

Minor changes have been made to the content following client feedback to encompass a 'motor dealership' environment. This includes improvements to questions in relation to the conduct risk when applying policies, procedures and practices before, during and after the point of sale and product suitability.

Criminal Finances Act

Client feedback has led to an improvement in the final assessment for this course. Working with Subject Matter Experts, improvements have been made in to provide more clarity in the context of questions.

Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorist Financing

Unicorn's new Anti-money Laundering and Countering Terrorist Financing course is now available in the GRC library. For a little taster of this great new content, take a look at the video here

Coming up in Q3 2019

Risk & Operational Resilience

Unicorn are continuing to work on the revision and amalgamation of their current Risk Management and Three lines of Defence courses. They will be combining them with the latest thinking on Operational resilience from the industry, to bring your learners a new and improved course, Risk and Operational Resilience, that focuses on the application of risk management and resilience tools and practices in firms. This new course is intended for release Q3 2019.

Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR)

Unicorn are currently updating the following courses in readiness for rollout of this regulatory regime to all firms regulated by the FCA:

  • The Regulatory Framework
  • Senior Managers Regime
  • Certification Regime
  • Conduct Rules
  • Senior Management

For more details on how the full toolkit can help you meet the demands of the regime, visit the new web pages here.