Employers have an obligation to provide an open and transparent workplace, where employees feel safe to speak up on issues they are concerned about. It is good practice to develop a clear whistleblowing procedure that all employees are aware of and understand. This will ensure employees feel safe to blow the whistle on issues that are in the public interest.

This whistleblowing e-learning course focuses on how employees are protected by whistleblowing law when they are doing it for the right reasons, and why whistleblowing is important to both them and the organisation. There is also an emphasis on ensuring whistleblowing standards are set and followed with the aim of creating an open and supportive culture.

Watch this video for a quick overview of our Whistleblowing course.


Who is it for?

Whistleblowing process and procedures are an important factor for all organisations. Therefore, this course should meet the needs of any employee, including:

  • All employees
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Consultants

Why study this course?

To put it simply, you’ll ensure your compliance with the whistleblowing code of practice. With this course:

  • You’ll help ensure organisational compliance with Whistleblowing guidelines
  • You’ll help ensure personal compliance with Whistleblowing procedures
  • 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, fines and bad publicity

Key facts

Average course duration: 30 minutes. Course content broken down as follows:
  • It’s an online e-learning short course
  • Containing two interactive modules
  • Blending text, graphics and images
  • Get downloadable worksheets, procedure documents and factsheets
  • Regular on-going testing as you progress
  • A full final assessment with certification

Price: GBP 10.00

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

  • 1Whistleblowing – Why blow the whistle

    • Understanding why whistleblowing is important and why everyone has a responsibility to do it
    • Establishing the legal position on whistleblowing and employee protection under the law
    • Interpreting what legally qualifies as whistleblowing
    • Reviewing a series of scenarios to test understanding of when whistleblowing should be used
  • 2Whistleblowing – How to blow the whistle

    • Establishing the right way and the right reasons for whistleblowing
    • Identifying who should be told when you want to blow the whistle
    • Examining the importance of a whistleblowing policy
    • Highlighting what to do if you are not taken seriously or are treated unfairly as a result of whistleblowing
    • Reviewing practical tips for whistleblowing with useful support links