Bribery and Corruption

Compliance training helps to ensure that employees are adhering to the regulations and laws required of them and that their actions do not put the organisation they are representing in a difficult, or even illegal, position. Failure to comply with legislation can result in hefty fines and even imprisonment.

The Bribery Act 2010 is very powerful UK legislation put in place to ensure individuals and organisations comply with four key laws related to bribery. These are:

  • Bribing
  • Receiving a bribe
  • Bribing a foreign official; and
  • Failing to prevent bribery

In this course, you’ll learn how to recognise and effectively deal with bribery when it occurs, as well as developing an understanding of the law and how it is applied. You’ll also become more aware of the dangers and what actions organisations and individuals can take to make sure they comply with the law.

Watch this video for a quick overview of our Bribery and Corruption course.


Who is it for?

This training is a legal requirement for all businesses that operate within the UK. It’s also practical learning for those people who deal with businesses in the UK. Therefore, this course is for you!

Why study this course?

To put it simply, you’ll ensure your compliance with the principles of the Bribery Act 2010. With this course:

  • You’ll understand what constitutes bribery and the risks to the business
  • You’ll help ensure personal compliance with the Bribery Act
  • You’ll appreciate the damage that bribery can cause to a business
  • You’ll understand your obligations as a manager/employee and know how to effectively deal with bribery when it occurs
  • You’ll improve general compliance within your organisation
  • You’ll help to develop a compliance culture within your organisation
  • You’ll help your company avoid potentially costly litigation and fines

Key facts

Average course duration: 1 hour. Course content is broken down as follows:
  • It’s an online e-learning short course
  • Containing three interactive module
  • Blending text, graphics and images
  • Get downloadable worksheets and factsheets
  • Regular on-going testing as you progress
  • A full final assessment with certification

Price: GBP 25.00

Why study with ICM?

Practical courses - This course is designed to help you in the real business world, giving you practical skills that you can quickly and easily implement in the workplace.

Interactive and engaging - Learning doesn’t have to be boring. This multi-media course is designed to keep you engaged throughout.

Step-by-step learning - This course is broken down into easy to manage bite-size chunks. From start to finish we take you on an enjoyable learning journey.

Certificated courses - Employers recognise hard work and you will be awarded an official ICM certificate upon successful completion of your course.

Course content

  • 1What is Bribery

    Developing an understanding of what does and does not constitute a bribe. Understanding the law and how it is applied.

    • Review some well-publicised bribery and corruption stories
    • Why the Bribery Act came into place
    • Understand the four main offences that can be committed under the Act
    • Identifying when a bribe is taking place through clear examples – what constitutes a bribe?
    • Putting bribes, gifts and hospitality into context
  • 2Concepts and controls

    Understanding the controls an organisation has to put in place to ensure that bribery and corruption are avoided. It also highlights a manager’s role in ensuring the rules are adhered to.

    • Review some well-publicised bribery and corruption stories
    • Identifying which of the four bribery offences a company can fall foul of
    • Defining what an ‘associated person’ is
    • Summarising the six bribery principles and how they should be applied
    • Establishing the risk employees and associated people may pose to your company
    • Advice on how to develop an anti-bribery policy, what it should include and why
    • Ensuring managers know their role in ensuring bribery does not occur and the business is protected
  • 3Gifts and hospitality

    Follow an interaction between a husband and wife who are debating whether to accept an offer that was made to one of them. You’ll find out what they consider and how they decide to deal with the situation.

    • What is the offer that is made?
    • Does this constitute a bribe?
    • What other perks have been offered?
    • Whistleblowing – how to approach it