The definitive anti-money laundering program for fee earners in leading UK and international law firms. This course aims to:
This course has been designed to teach you anti-money laundering best practices and procedures, as defined by 14 of the world’s leading law firms and in line with the Practice Note that has been drawn up by The Law Society of England and Wales and applicable legislation in the UK and other jurisdictions.
By completing this course you will have learnt how to comply with all critical statutory requirements and will be able to play your part in the fight against money laundering. There are three versions of the Anti-Money Laundering base course:
This anti-Money Laundering course is the definitive AML training program written by the following 14 leading international law firms and designed and developed by VinciWorks: Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Bird & Bird, CMS Cameron McKenna, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters, Macfarlanes, Mayer Brown, Norton Rose, Travers Smith and Weil Gotshal & Manges.
This course acts as a reminder of the most significant areas of anti-money laundering best practice, including a practical overview of:
The course includes engaging video (with a text-only option), animation and interactive scenarios that help all staff get reacquainted with the importance of understanding and complying with their obligations.
To complete the course, please note that you are required to review all the materials in all the modules and correctly answer three scenario-based questions.
This course was designed by VinciWorks and developed collaboratively with Allen & Overy, Bevan Brittan and Bird & Bird.
This course is designed to raise awareness of the most common issues relating to bribery and corruption that national and international law firms may face.
The Anti-Bribery and Corruption Course contains a number of realistic audio and video scenarios, which speak to the day-to-day life of people working in law firms and show how easily bribery and corruption can occur.
The course includes audio narration throughout and may include content customised to each organisation’s internal policies and procedures.
The Anti-Bribery and Corruption Course was written collaboratively by a group of 12 leading international law firms, and was designed and developed by VinciWorks.
The firms are: Bird & Bird, Clyde & Co, Debevoise & Plimpton, DLA Piper UK, Hogan Lovells, Irwin Mitchell, Kirkland & Ellis, Mayer Brown, SJ Berwin, Weil Gotshal & Manges and White & Case.
Bribery is a global issue that distorts markets and creates illegal advantages.
As a law firm, it is our obligation to uphold the integrity of our business and that of our clients at all times. We must be able to recognise possible cases of bribery or corruption before they happen or the repercussions could be serious.
This video-based course teaches you how to recognise and respond to the most common areas in which bribery may arise.
This course was written and designed by VinciWorks and reviewed collaboratively with Bird & Bird.
Tension between US attorneys and their colleagues practicing in AML regulated jurisdictions is all too often the result of confusion over the varying international compliance requirements.
This 30 minute course, collaboratively developed by leading US law firms, is intended to:
The focus of the course is to remind US attorneys of their international compliance responsibilities and the expectation that they will do whatever they can to:
The reputation of an organisation can be enhanced or diminished depending on how it deals with personal data and information. During 2011 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued £541,000 in fines to 7 organisations, at an average fine of £77,285. As a result, many organisations are now appreciating the real need for data protection training.
Law firms deal with data concerning both clients and employees and so it is crucial that all members of the organisation are familiar with their roles and responsibilities relating to data protection.
This course is designed to teach the obligations and best practice imperative to protecting the rights of individuals and advancing equality of opportunity for all. This 30-minute course outlines the behaviours expected of all employees, the reasons to comply with those behaviours and the consequences of non-compliance. Examples from the media and legal precedents are used to elucidate each point and highlight the proper course of action in real-life scenarios.
After taking this course, employees will understand the following terms:
The course includes custom content to explain internal procedures; four quiz questions to verify understanding and a short summary PDF for easy review of hot topics from the course.
The course text is based on the UK Equality Act 2010, but its principles are relevant in most jurisdictions and its focus is on global best practice.
This course was written and designed by VinciWorks and reviewed collaboratively by Bevan Brittan, Russell-Cooke and Vanderpump & Sykes.
In just 30 minutes, the course provides an overview of the key obligations and best practice impacting day-to-day work at the firm. It digests the material into concise principles, featuring media stories and legal precedents that bring the topic to life.
The course is designed to adapt beautifully to any size screen, and provides an engaging and immersive learning experience. It is recommended for use by anyone at the firm as part of the onboarding process or as a regular refresher.
The course text is based on the Equality Act 2010 and global best practice.
Every organisation needs to be aware of the issues and risks related to information security in today’s interconnected business environment. The impact of cyber security losses or breaches on the organisation, its clients and suppliers, can be dramatic, whether they are caused by personnel error, system failures or malicious attack.
Our two information security courses introduce the concept of “information security” to all staff. The content is based on ISO 27001 principles and includes scenarios, interactions, test sections and an option for customisation with firms’ key policy documents.
Protecting client information, demonstrating compliance, implementing security arrangements and storing data properly will reduce interruptions to business continuity and help avoid financial, reputational or other loss. As such, learners in this course will be challenged to appreciate the risks they face and to implement best practice in the use of email, the internet, mobile devices, passwords and social networking.
This short, iPad-friendly refresher course is accredited for 0.5 CPD hours, and provides a framework for ongoing training in the important area of information security. Leading organisations are increasingly identifying cyber security as a key area of risk, and an important part of their ongoing compliance and risk management training programs.
The course also includes a customisable page allowing each firm to insert links to their own procedures and policies.
This Practical Overview includes engaging scenarios and practical advice on how to implement information security best practice with regard to:
Although claims and complaints against leading organisations are relatively rare, when they do happen the consequences can be severe and not limited to the size of the transaction, written-off fees or the organisation’s own contribution to any damages paid.
As a result, the OCC decided to tackle the
task of raising awareness of risk across
their firms by developing the OCC Risk
Management Courses. The underlining
objective was to improve the firms’ overall
In addition to a short course for all staff
that offers a general ‘Introduction to Risk
Management’, other risk management
courses cover key risk areas including:
All risk management courses were reviewed and updated in light of the changes imposed by the SRA’s Outcomes-Focused Regulations.
Email is a critical and indispensable tool for employees worldwide. However, with its benefits, email presents a range of challenges and potential pitfalls which can be costly to firms and individuals alike. Too many professionals have been caught out by incorrect usage of email, resulting in embarrassment to themselves and their firm, dismissals and even legal action. Each time we open our email, we're diving into a world of risks.
This 10 minute course is designed to help learners understand what those risks are, and how to take action to mitigate them. Email@Risk can change your employees' behaviour and help you avoid the next cyber breach by heightening awareness towards email pitfalls and teaching proper email etiquette.
This course was designed to ensure that everyone in your organisation understands the importance of sanctions, which work to uphold international peace and security and combat violations of international law.
Engaging videos and interactive scenarios help to explain:
The OCC Sanctions Course was developed collaboratively with Bird & Bird, Clyde & Co, Hogan Lovells, Mayer Brown and Weil Gotshal & Manges.
This course is based on the SRA Accounts Rules including all amendments but does not make reference to all the rules. This course has been designed to assist all staff not only with getting to grips with the basic principles of the Accounts Rules but also with the more detailed aspects of the rules that affect their day-to-day roles.
This 30-minute course provides an overview of the key definitions and rules that impact day-to-day work at the firm, with real-life scenarios to test understanding. It provides a concise summary of the principles and clarifies how client and office money should be handled. The course is designed for fee earners, support staff and anyone else involved in handling client money. The course includes the following topics:
The course includes four scenario exercise questions to test understanding and links to relevant news items.
This course introduces you to the Solicitors Regulation Authority's (SRA) Outcomes-Focused Regulation which came into effect in England and Wales from 6th October 2011.
It explores the new responsibilities that are placed on both law firms and individuals under OFR and highlights the differences between OFR and the old regulatory environment.
The course explains the SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct and the impact they have on day-to-day life in a law firm.
Regulatory compliance is a key process at the heart of every law firm. Demonstrating our commitment to this compliance will help our firm to uphold our legal obligations as well as to maintain a positive relationship with our regulator, clients and everyone else with whom we interact.
Compliance officers are an integral part of building and maintaining an open and ethical work environment.
This course is intended to raise awareness amongst all individuals working within our firm of the roles and responsibilities of our COLP (compliance officer for legal practice) and COFA (compliance officer for finance and administration).
The course consists of three sections:
The course can be completed in under 15 minutes. It includes a video presentation in the first section offering a rich learning experience and a text-only version.
This course was written by two leading experts in the field of regulatory compliance: Amanda Norton and Tracey Calvert.
Amanda has 15 years’ experience working with law firms in risk and compliance and was one of the SRA’s founding Relationship Managers, working with law firms to pilot the SRA’s risk-based approach to supervision.
Tracey worked for the Law Society and the SRA for over 14 years where she had a number of roles including Senior Ethics Adviser with the Ethics Guidance Team and as a policy executive drafting key sections of the SRA Handbook.
The course was collaboratively edited by the following leading law firms: Bird & Bird, DLA Piper and Hogan Lovells.
This course focuses on keeping the language of your agreements simple and direct in order to avoid problems of interpretation; avoiding ambiguity with your choice of words and the ordering of your clauses; the importance of doing a final check of your document and tips on how to do a thorough final check.
This course helps you avoid the problems of a poorly drafted contract by teaching you how to structure and prepare documents effectively.
Chris Hooley, LLM, Solicitor, is the head of the Corporate Commercial business Practice Group of Oldham, Li & Nie in Hong Kong. Chris commenced practice in the City of London and has been in Hong Kong for 15 years, being previously partner and head of the commercial department at two other Hong Kong law firms. He is an experienced presenter on many areas of business and commercial law.
Understanding financial statements is important in order to be able to make sound investment decisions.
In the course you will learn:
The basic contents and look of financial statements. This lesson will familiarise you with the Directors’ Report, the Auditors’ Report, the Income Statement, the Balance Sheet, the Statement of changes in Equity, the Cash Flow Statement, and the Notes to the Financial Statements.
That the basic financial statements are the Income Statement, the Balance Sheet, the Statement of Changes in Equity and the Cash Flow Statement.
The Directors’ Report, the Auditors’ Report, and the Notes to the Financial Statements add detail and explain the information summarised in the basic statements.
This course is a first step towards conducting a financial analysis of a company. It will arm you with the basic tools of financial analysis.
In this course you will learn what ratios are and how these ratios are used to identify major trends and changes underlying the financial statements
Janet Taylor is a Chartered Accountant with MacIntyre Hudson, England, a highly experienced accountancy practitioner specialising in solicitors’ accounts.
Eileen Chan trained as a Chartered Accountant in Australia and she now specialises in Auditing and Financial Reporting. Previously, Eileen was a general manager in a Professional Accountancy training centre where she gained extensive experience lecturing ACCA students. She is now a director of Horwath Hong Kong CPA Limited.
This course will introduce to you the advantages and disadvantages of joint ventures as well as important issues to consider when setting up a joint venture. The course also covers various legal and management issues that surround the forming, running and exiting of a joint venture.
Gordon Oldham, B.A. is the senior partner of Oldham, Li & Nie, Solicitors and has been in private practice since 1978. Oldham, Li & Nie is a commercial law practice which has, since its reconstitution in 2000, enjoyed a four-fold increase in lawyers employed, to a great extent by the implementation of the marketing disciplines in this course.
The creation and treatment of preference shares and all other types of shares are credited to provisions in Articles of Association and Agreements. However, the rights and privileges of shares are often affected by the presence or absence of these provisions.
This course, Valuation in Articles of Association and Agreements, deals with the nature of preference shares and how the provisions in Articles of Association affect their valuation. It consists of one lesson on Preference Shares and Provisions in Articles.
Hong Ng, BSc(Eng), ACA, FHKSA, CPA, is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, specialising in auditing, financial reporting and business valuation. He first joined the UK member firm of Horwath International in 1981 and is now a director of Horwath Hong.
This 20 minute course teaches employees about the Act and explains how they can identify signs of slavery in the supply chain. It uses scenarios that are tailored to different industries and can be customised to include internal procedures.
AML 360° is the perfect refresher course for users that claim to know it all. Instead of rehashing the legislation and CDD procedures, the course goes beyond the basics by engaging learners with the hot topics of the day.
AML 360° is geared towards staff who have already undertaken money laundering training and understand the subject matter. It delves into more detail and explores emerging areas such as bitcoin and the Fourth Money Laundering Directive.
Topics Covered by the course
Since VinciWorks released its first course on modern slavery, thousands of employees and suppliers have used the course as part of their internal compliance programs.
Among the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received, many companies felt they needed a more comprehensive course for procurement teams and a shorter course for general staff. We have therefore created a suite of courses to suit the needs of an entire organisation.
VinciWorks’ first course on the Modern Slavery Act, Modern Slavery: Preventing Exploitation, focuses on giving staff a broad overview and introduction to forced labour and other abuses that the new Act was designed to tackle. Our next Modern Slavery Act course is at an advanced level aimed at those who have already completed the introductory course or need more in-depth training. Modern Slavery: Practical Steps for Procurement is a 45-minute tailored to the supply chain side of a business, giving procurement teams real-life scenarios and practical steps to identify and act on modern slavery abuses across all parts of the supply chain.
The course includes:
Our latest course can be taken by all staff. The 10 minute course highlights the commitment companies have to modern slavery and, like the two other courses, is fully customisable. This shorter course will present important issues concerning modern slavery and how to prevent it.
Our vast and expanding cyber security training suite prepares users for all cyber risks. It includes hours of training, hundreds of micro-learning modules and topics from social media to IT security. These courses and micro-learning units can easily be configured into a multi-year training plan
Cyber Security: Journey to Safety
The course takes personalisation to the next level. Presenting a brand new style of training that aims to provide the ultimate in relevant learning for the user, the course contains over 50 short individual units that can be configured to create a unique and relevant learning path for each user. Using our new builder, you can dynamically configure the training to cover topics relevant to your organisation. The builder can be used multiple times to create different courses for different job roles, or micro-courses for a cyber awareness drip campaign. All of this configuration happens instantaneously, with live previews of the results.
Cyber Security: Practical Applications
The course is designed as a 20 minute journey through a series of interactive apps. Each app tackles a different topic and provides actionable advice for improving cyber security. The course is completely customisable, with the option of either adding your own customisations or choosing from our catalogue of additional apps.
Ransomware attacks are becoming ever more sophisticated and ferocious. Clicking the wrong link can let attackers hold your entire business hostage. Learn how to protect yourself and your business from being a target in the next digital hostage crisis with this short course.
We’ve all seen emails purporting to be from a bank or credit card company, but some phishing emails are very well disguised. VinciWorks' bank of phishing challenges present eight emails, with users having to identify the red flags in each one. The courses enable users to identify high risk employees and produces a report with each employee's phishing risk score.
GDPR compliance did not end on 25 May 2018. GDPR training is one of the key measures a company can take to ensure that staff comply with the regulations. To help businesses focus their efforts on continuous compliance, VinciWorks has updated its GDPR training suite, adding new refresher training and short knowledge checks. We have also created a GDPR resources page full of useful guides, policy templates and on-demand webinars.
GDPR: Privacy at Work
VinciWorks' pioneering course on GDPR includes new modules, refreshed scenarios, up-to-date guidance and the latest GDPR developments.
GDPR: A Practical Overview
DPR: A Practical Overview takes data protection in the workplace to the next level. Fully interactive, the course combines short bursts of learning with practical scenarios and real-life examples to ensure all staff know how to safely and securely work with data. Users can choose to take advanced modules of the course related to their role. This includes modules for IT, HR, marketing staff and more.
GDPR: The Basics
This 15 minute course gives users a general overview of the changes being applied as a result of GDPR. The interactive course contains short quizzes to help users assess their knowledge of their responsibilities under GDPR. The course covers topics such as the six principles of GDPR, the conditions for processing personal data, the special categories of data under GDPR and more.
GDPR Knowledge Checks
VinciWorks has created a series of short knowledge checks to assess your staff’s level of understanding of GDPR and undertake the next steps..
Market abuse often occurs in the form of distorting prices, withholding important information or manipulating the true financial figures of a company or stock. Fraud is most commonly used in the selling and buying of stocks, shares and bonds, as well as intellectual property and real estate.
The course also explores other areas of fraud and market abuse, including red flags for staff to look out for.
Does your organisation have “reasonable procedures” in place for avoiding facilitating tax evasion?
The Criminal Finances Act, passed by Parliament on 27th April 2017, creates a new corporate criminal offence for failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. This places the responsibility on businesses to have “reasonable procedures” in place to ensure none of their employees or contractors are involved in helping someone evade their taxes anywhere in the world.
Guidance from HMRC advises reasonable procedures should be guided by the following 6 principles:
This new course on tax evasion will give users an understanding of what “reasonable procedures” are and how to ensure your organisation can ensure compliance with the Criminal Finances Act. Users will also learn the difference between the terms “tax evasion”, “tax avoidance” and “tax mitigation” through interactive quizzes, relevant scenarios and case studies. The course also addresses the challenge of offshore tax jurisdictions and gives guidance on how to spot red flags. Organisations can create personalised guidance for their staff, with information about the what to do and who to contact when there is a concern of tax evasion from a client.
This new course on tax evasion can be fully customised to be relevant to your organisation, the industry and each department within the organisation.
This course was written and designed by VinciWorks with input from international law firms including Mayer Brown, Osborne Clarke and DLA Piper.
How easily can your staff spot money laundering risks?
VinciWorks’ course, Anti-Money Laundering: Know Your Risk, takes the risk-based approach mandated by the Fourth Money Laundering Directive and drops users into immersive scenarios to test their knowledge, understanding and ability to uncover risks of money laundering hidden in everyday transactions.
Users face a set of realistic characters from all walks of life, some of whom may be trying to launder money and cover their tracks. It’s up to the user to assess each situation and decide on the best course of action based on company procedures and local law. In each scenario users must weigh up all of the factors and give the situation a risk score, receiving live feedback based on how other professionals in their industry have assessed the AML risk.
The new course enables users to accrue experience points as they work through various AML scenarios. Veteran users will gather experience points more quickly, updating their knowledge and completing the course in less time. Newer users or those that need a more in-depth refresher are encouraged to spend more time reading additional content and build up a bank of points to demonstrate their AML knowledge.
The course is available in multiple versions for various industries with specially designed scenarios for each. Course versions include:
This course was written and designed by VinciWorks and incorporates feedback from several leading national and international law firms.
How well can your staff spot bribery risks?
Despite the UK Bribery Act having come into force in 2010, bribery is still a hugely problematic issue in corporate life. Billions of pounds of fines are levied every year and frequent reports hit the headlines of investigations and prosecutions from the US Department of Justice and UK Serious Fraud Office.
Bribery: Know Your Deal drops users into immersive scenarios to test their knowledge, understanding and ability to uncover red flags of bribery in their working life. Users face a set of realistic characters and scenarios from all walks of life, some of whom may be trying to offer, or ask for, a bribe. It is up to users to assess the risk of each situation and decide on the best course of action based on company procedures and the law.
The course is suitable for all types of users in an organisation, from rookies to veterans, and includes a unique course builder at the start, so every user completes their own personalised course, individually tailored to their training requirements.
Course modules to choose from include:
The new course enables users to accrue experience points as they work through various bribery scenarios. Veteran users will gather experience points more quickly, updating their knowledge and completing the course in as little as fifteen minutes. Newer users or those that need a more in-depth refresher are encouraged to spend more time reading additional content and building up a bank of points to demonstrate their bribery awareness.
Bribery: Know Your Deal aims to help organisations implement the adequate procedures the Bribery Act expects as a defence against the offence of failing to prevent bribery. By immersing users in a scenario-based learning experience, staff get a real life understanding of what it’s like to come face to face with corruption, and gain the skills to spot it and stop it.
This course was written and designed by VinciWorks and incorporates feedback from several leading national and international law firms, accountancy firms and major corporations.
VinciWorks has released a brand new, interactive scenario based training course, Sanctions: Know Your Transaction. Along with AML: Know Your Risk and Anti-Bribery: Know Your Deal, the course drops users into a set of immersive scenarios to test their knowledge, understanding and ability to comply with new sanctions law.
The UK Parliament passed the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act in 2018 to get the UK sanctions regime ready for when the UK leaves the European Union. The number and type of businesses who are subject to UK sanctions rules have rapidly expanded, as have the penalties available for those who breach the rules, from monetary penalties to criminal prosecution.
The course is broken into five minute modules that cover different aspects of sanctions. Each module contains a simulation of real sanctions dilemmas with key learning points related to the scenario. There are up to six modules available, depending on the learning needs of each user, including:
The new course enables users to accrue experience points as they work through various sanctions scenarios. Veteran users will gather experience points more quickly, updating their knowledge and completing the course in as little as 15 minutes. Newer users or those that need a more in-depth refresher are encouraged to spend more time reading additional content and building up a bank of points to demonstrate their sanctions awareness.
VinciWorks' diversity and harassment courses do more than simply cover business' obligations under the 2010 Equality Act. Our training tackles issues at the forefront of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. VinciWorks' diversity and harassment training suite includes both interactive story-based training and the traditional approach to e-learning.
While there is a need to focus on the traditional compliance tools; better training, better policies, and better support, harassment is a topic that needs to look at the end point first and ask the toughest question: does this workplace encourage diversity? VinciWorks' story-based training was developed with the aim of transforming learning into a personal, awareness-raising experience rather than simply a tick-box exercise.
MyStory: Diversity and inclusion at work sheds light on stories of discrimination and harassment all too frequently experienced by people in the workplace. The course is designed to bring to life the real impact of equality and diversity through storytelling. It raises awareness of the prevalence and impact of diversity-related discrimination.
#MeToo launched a movement against sexual harassment through the simplest but bravest act of people sharing their stories. Women and men who had been targeted by predators, subjected to appalling behaviours and victimised by their harassers said "no more, enough is enough". They gave abusers nowhere to hide, and employers no room to shield the perpetrators.
This course has directly applied the lessons of the #MeToo movement and the wealth of research into why traditional sexual harassment training doesn’t work to create a brand new kind of anti-harassment experience. The course has both a US version and a UK version. The US version is built to comply with the New York State and City sexual harassment prevention laws coming into force in October 2018.
We’ve built the course with three main intersecting components: Experience, Explore and Share, with the "Seek help" function providing the guidance and resources for staff who wish to report inappropriate behavior. It’s up to the user to go through them at her or his own pace, and they can easily switch between the sections. The course has both a US version and a UK version, allowing users to select which is most appropriate for them.
Users are presented with striking accounts of bullying, harassment and sexual assault in the workplace. Whilst the stories are fictional, they are based on real events experienced by people every day.
This feature allows users to scroll through and explore the tweets, articles and videos which launched the #MeToo movement and helped it spread across the world.
Users are offered the opportunity to anonymously and securely share their personal story, and, separately, can agree for what they share to be used in future versions of the course.
Diversity training is an imperative first step to protecting the rights of individuals and advancing equality of opportunity for all. The course outlines the behaviours expected of all employees, the reasons to comply with those behaviours and the consequences of non-compliance. It is recommended for use as part of the onboarding process or as a regular refresher.
Organisations have a responsibility and a legal obligation to comply with competition law and ensure staff have the knowledge and understanding to do that. Competition Law: Know Your Market drops users into a set of immersive scenarios to test their knowledge, understanding and ability to comply with UK competition law.
The course is broken into short modules that cover different aspects of UK competition law, including price-fixing, cartels and meetings with competitors. Each module contains simulations of real business dilemmas with key learning points related to the scenario. Each set of scenario questions is illustrated with real life examples and the latest news concerning enforcement action from the Competition and Markets Authority. Users come away with a comprehensive understanding of the UK Competition Act, the Enterprise Act, and how to apply their knowledge to everyday situations.
The course contains three interactive modules covering cartels, competition and pricing. Each of the three modules includes news stories relating to the topic, scenario based questions and opportunities to gain extra points by reading more on the topic. The course features are:
The Market Abuse Regulation is a European Union law to ensure the fairness and stability of financial markets. This regulation, along with other legislation, prohibits insider dealing, unlawful disclosure of inside information and market manipulation.
The interactive market abuse course teaches the practical application of the regulations and what you need to do to be compliant. Every organisation has a responsibility as well as a legal obligation to prevent market abuse. Training helps ensure that staff have the knowledge and understanding needed to be compliant.
The course covers:
DAC6 is a European regulation aimed at tackling tax avoidance and tax evasion, strengthening tax transparency and improving information sharing between EU Member States. The Directive requires lawyers, accountants, tax advisers, bankers and other “intermediaries” to report certain aggressive cross-border arrangements. VinciWorks' training is recommended in order to understand the intricacies of these hallmarks and to determine which transactions must be reported.
Every Matter Partner will require training to recognise hallmarks and properly report qualifying transactions. Our online DAC6 course provides the information and resources intermediaries need in an affordable, accessible format, where and when they need it.
DAC6 reporting tool
Our DAC6 training suite offers two courses, DAC6: Advanced for matter partners and DAC6: Fundamentals, a shorter course that gives an outline of the key requirements of the Directive.
Failure to comply with money laundering and terrorist financing regulations can impose criminal and civil liability on your organisation, its Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), its partners and other staff. Our diverse library of courses is tailored for different firms and industries. These include legal, accounting, real estate, financial services and much more.
Our most recently released anti-money laundering training takes relevance to the heart of training. With realistic scenarios, role-specific content, laws and procedures applicable in the jurisdiction, real-life case studies as well as a fresh, bold new design, our new Advanced and Fundamentals courses are suitable for any business, any user, anywhere. There are two new courses; an Advanced course for high-risk staff and a Fundamentals course for all staff.
Despite the legal requirement, health and safety training has a bad reputation. Most people working in an office don’t want to do it, and won’t think about it much again. VinciWorks is currently developing a new OHS course designed to make training more engaging and relevant to the user’s workplace.
VinciWorks’ Health and Safety for Office Workers course delivers short, interactive health and safety training units which are customised to the specific office they work in by default. Gone are the endless slides that bear little to no relevance to a person’s working environment. Health and Safety for Office Workers provides all the health and safety information in one place.
Health and Safety for Office Workers contains ten stand-alone units which can be made mandatory by the admin. The units are RoSPA approved and contain dynamic, interactive learning as well as customised content as standard and ‘write-your-own’ units to ensure the right health and safety information gets to the users who need it.
The training can also be fully integrated with our health and safety risk assessment portal.
SRA Standards and Regulations training
The focus of the SRA Standards and Regulations, set to replace the SRA Code of Conduct in November 2019, is on each legal professional being able to justify their actions in all work that they carry out. The previous handbook was long and confusing; the new SRA Standards and Regulations are much more concise and no longer stipulates indicative behaviours.
VinciWorks’ SRA Standards and Regulations training suite will help legal professionals, including support staff, develop an understanding of the relevant regulations which apply to their specific role in the law firm. The training ensures that all employees of an SRA regulated law firm who have a responsibility as well as a legal obligation to follow the rules in the SRA Standards and Regulations have sufficient knowledge to stay compliant.
A unique feature is the self-reflection questions at the end of the course. This provides the user with an extra layer of documentation to prove compliance to the SRA. After a user has completed the course, they will have access to a summary of how they intend to uphold each of the different SRA Accounts Rules in their everyday work. This feature demonstrates not just that the user has taken and completed the course, but they have carefully considered how they intend to uphold their professional standards and made a personal commitment to do so.
Courses included in the suite
The course was written and designed by VinciWorks and incorporates feedback from the SRA and several leading national and international law firms.
The course provides a comprehensive overview of whistleblower rights within the UK. The aim of the course is to improve the culture in every organisation so that employees feel comfortable whistleblowing where necessary.
The course covers the following main topics:
In order to enhance the learning experience, the course also contains a number of unique special features.
The course was written and designed by VinciWorks and incorporates feedback from several leading national and international law firms.
This course is designed to give users an understanding of some of the causes of stress at work, what can happen when it’s not dealt with, and how employees and employers can help reduce unnecessary stress and improve wellbeing at work. Mental Health: Wellbeing at Work includes short summaries of different mental health conditions, some of which might be considered a disability under the Equality Act. This course is not a substitute for medical or specialist advice.
The course is fully customisable to enable employers to add relevant policies, procedures, links and information they want to communicate to their staff around mental health and wellbeing.
The course has an optional section for managers which provides further details of the mental health and wellbeing issues to be aware of for anyone with management responsibilities.
COVID-19: Working from Home is a short, succinct course taking users through key information about working from home during the current COVID-19 pandemic. It contains vital information regarding setting up a home office, keeping data safe, having regard to cyber security and protecting users’ mental health and wellbeing.
The course includes up to date information from major news sources and the World Health Organization on the current pandemic.
The course will give users a short overview of the key elements of staying safe when working from home including understanding and minimising:
The course is fully customisable. Here are just a few of the options:
VinciWorks’ course Conflicts of interest in the Workplace: Understand your Influences provides learners with a 15-minute overview of conflicts of interest in the workplace. The course explains what a conflict of interest is and covers different situations where an employee might encounter a conflict of interest.
The course provides guidance and tips for employees in different roles on how to spot conflicts of interest in their day-to-day job. There is also advice for employees about when situations should be escalated to the risk or compliance team in an organisation.
This interactive course contains a builder to ensure that the scenarios are best connected to different roles within an organisation. These roles include:
Regulated businesses are required to undertake training relevant for their staff’s role and responsibilities to ensure they have the necessary skills to protect the organisation against money laundering and terrorist financing. The new courses take a fresh, new and bold approach to money laundering training, presenting real-life scenarios and practical examples designed to be relevant to each individual user.
Our training has been built with relevance at the forefront. They contain multiple versions dependent on a user’s geographic location, practice area, industry and role in the organisation. The industries include:
This training is suitable for all high-risk staff in an organisation as part of necessary procedures to prevent and detect money laundering. It replaces the original advanced AML course from VinciWorks. It takes a fresh, new and bold approach to money laundering training, presenting real-life scenarios and practical examples designed to be relevant to each individual user.
This training was written and designed by VinciWorks and incorporates feedback from several leading national and international law firms.
How can you keep your employees safe and sensible online?
Social Media: Communicating at Work, takes a practical comprehensive approach to training staff on the dangers and pitfalls of social media use at work. Through immersive scenarios, real-life case studies and interactive exercises, users will have a thorough guide to keeping themselves, and their business, safe when using social media.
Cyber security training is most effective when delivered in short, micro-learning modules and users retain the information best when it is relevant to their individual circumstances and level of expertise. Just as we may not need to teach IT professionals about password protection, HR staff don't need to know the technical specifications of the business’ firewall.
Cyber Security: Journey to Safety takes personalisation to the next level. Presenting a brand new style of training that aims to provide the ultimate in relevant learning for the user, the course contains over 50 short individual units that can be configured to create a unique and relevant learning path for each user. Using our new builder, you can dynamically configure the training to cover topics relevant to your organisation. The builder can be used multiple times to create different courses for different job roles, or micro-courses for a cyber awareness drip campaign. All of this configuration happens instantaneously, with live previews of the results.
Recent events have once again highlighted racism and grave injustices towards people of colour, accentuating the need for both continued and renewed introspection and action to fight against racism. Sadly, these issues still exist in workplaces across the world.
As businesses think hard about whether they are doing enough to educate their staff on diversity, the demand for diversity and inclusion training has increased.
The course presents striking accounts of real-life and institutional racism. After reading each story, users are asked one simple question. The correct answer may shock you.
This course raises awareness of the prevalence and impact of institutional racism in the UK. It is designed to bring to life the real impact of race discrimination through storytelling. The user is presented with a series of short, hard hitting personal accounts of racism. While these are fictional accounts, they are drawn from the very real, all too common experiences of black, asian and ethnic minority people in the UK. After each story, users are asked one simple question about the subject. The stories are all narrated by professional voice actors, adding a powerful impact to the story.
The course was written and designed by VinciWorks with input from Pinsent Masons, leading global law firms and international experts on equality and diversity issues.
Tax evasion is not going away. In fact, tax evasion enforcement is only ramping up. Increased fines, more investigations and additional rules and laws to comply with mean there’s never been a more important time to ensure everyone in your organisation is tax literate.
Criminal Finances Act: A Practical Overview focuses on upskilling all staff to have the tax literacy to understand the potential risks every business faces when it comes to the complex world of tax compliance. The course takes users through what they need to know in their role in order to understand what tax evasion is, how it occurs, how we are affected, and what they must do to stop it. The course begins with an interactive game that presents strategies people might use to evade tax.
Alongside detailed information on reasonable procedures and industry-specific scenarios, the course presents users with an interactive game to help internalise the potential tripping points in their daily job which could result in facilitating tax evasion.
The course also addresses the challenge of offshore tax jurisdictions and gives guidance on how to spot red flags. Organisations can create personalised guidance for their staff, with information about what to do and who to contact when there is a concern of tax evasion from a client. The course begins with a “course builder” that generates a course for each user based on their jurisdiction, industry and level of risk in their role. Within seconds, the course is configured into one of several versions.
Those who take the course will understand:
Our CoC course is a build-your-own, fully customisable experience that enables organisations to instantly turn their hefty, complex documents into a bespoke interactive course.
Decide everything from course colours and branding to the content in each unit. The exhaustive training library covers all areas of ethics and conduct in depth, leaving you to choose the topics and detail-level relevant to your organisation. You can then modify any words directly on the page to fit your internal terminology. As you modify the course, all of your changes are applied in real time and can be shared with colleagues for approval.
Integrate your CoC training with our annual declaration tool
Our course gives you the ability to integrate annual declarations management into each unit. The feature is your chance to get all your policies in front of your staff in an engaging way, while also getting their confirmation that they adhere to each policy.
With our integrated solution you can:
Bribery cases have ensnared some of the world’s largest companies, biggest sporting bodies and most powerful politicians. The propensity for some people to act corruptly might never change, but our approach to training and compliance can.
Anti-Bribery Fundamentals will give employees the opportunity to understand the risks of bribery in their working life as well as to test their knowledge and understanding of the subject, and teach them how to avoid becoming ensnared in bribery.
When building your code of conduct training, you can choose from the following topics:
PECR: Getting to Grips is a video-based micro-course that will train staff on everything they need to know about PECR compliance, from more familiar topics such as email and SMS to possibly less well-known electronic methods that are relevant to marketing such as cookies to soft opt-ins.
Users will learn:
The legal, ethical and reputational risk of bribery is real. Billions in fines are levied every year and frequent reports of investigations and prosecutions from regulating authorities across the world hit the headlines.
VinciWorks' suite of anti-bribery courses brings together gamified learning, personalised content, short bursts of information and refresher training. Our course builders make delivering the most relevant content to each employee easy, while real-life scenarios make the training engaging for the user.
Our anti-bribery courses
The Criminal Finances Act and other global legislation have placed anti-tax evasion measures on the corporate risk and compliance agenda. The past year has shown us that tax evasion enforcement is only ramping up. Increased investigations, large fines and new laws have demonstrated that there has never been a more important time to ensure that everyone in your organisation is on board with your compliance programme.
Our tax evasion training suite brings together gamified, customisable and relevant learning to form the ultimate tax evasion compliance solution.
Our tax evasion courses
With remote working, less supervision and fewer opportunities for face-to-face training, it’s never been a more important time to make sure your staff are up to speed on the SRA Standards and Regulations.
SRA Standards and Regulations: A Practical Overview covers SRA standards, regulations, and account rules, delivering the information in easily digestible bite size nuggets. The course is designed to be relevant to everyone in a firm, including fee earners, support staff, partners and in-house counsel.
What's in the course?
We’ve used real-life cases to create this course, focussing on how the key aspects of each SRA Principle and Accounts Rule present themselves in different situations. The course breaks down cases where others have got it wrong, showing what the failing was, how it happened, and how it can be avoided.