ISS Training’s One Hour Series is back!

One Hour Series

Our ever popular One Hour Series is back, and we are delighted to announce our programme for the remainder of 2021 and the first half of 2022.

Meet your CPD requirements on a regular basis throughout the year. Join the debate on the day, or listen back to the recorded session at a time that suits you. Our One Hour Series is a cost effective and time efficient way to keep up to date with the statutory framework and current regulatory approach.

2021

• Protecting Your Licence: IP Fees (E&W) – Friday 24 September
• Technical Short: Preferential creditors in insolvency – Friday 29 October
• Technical Short: UK SIPs Update – Friday 26 November

2022

• Business Insolvency: Personal Insolvency Review – Friday 28 January
• Protecting Your Licence: IP Fees (Scotland) – Friday 25 February
• Protecting Your Licence: Advice to directors post-pandemic – Friday 25 March
• Technical Short: Connected Party Disposals – Friday 29 April
• Technical Short: Topical Technical Update – Friday 27 May
• Business Insolvency: Pensions in Insolvency – Friday 24 June

Cost

£50 + VAT
50% reduction for every third one hour session you book.

Book Your Place

Email: courses@insolvencysupportservices.com
Phone: 0845 601 7570

Anti-Money Laundering 2021: An essential update for insolvency professionals

Anti-money laundering training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone working in the insolvency profession must be made aware of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) legislation and of situations which may present heightened risks of money laundering or terrorist financing activity.

Not only is it a legal requirement to receive appropriate training in these areas, your training should be refreshed annually in order to protect yourself and your firm from possible exploitation as a professional enabler.

Written specifically for insolvency professionals by a licensed practitioner with over 25 years’ experience, this training provides useful and practical information to assist you in countering the AML risks that insolvency practitioners face in their daily work.

CPD Learning Outcomes

In this vital annual update on the UK’s anti-money laundering regime, we focus on pitfalls around Customer Due Diligence for insolvency practitioners, the heightened AML risks we face as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic and refresh your knowledge of the possible offences that can be unwittingly committed under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

With billions of pounds having been expended in supporting UK businesses by HM Treasury, this training will examine what this may mean in terms of your Suspicious Activity Reporting obligations and keep you abreast of the latest guidance from AML Supervisors and the National Crime Agency.

Cost

Single Individual £75 + VAT

5 person package £200 + VAT

20 person package £700 + VAT

50 person package £1,500 + VAT
(For package bookings, please email courses@insolvencysupportservices.com to book)

IPA Members can receive a 10% discount on booking, quoting the code: IPA10 at the time of booking.

For groups in excess of 50 persons, please contact courses@insolvencysupportservices.com to discuss your requirements and for a quotation.

Our packages are flexible and last for 6 months from purchase. It is not necessary for all of the participants within a package to be enrolled on the course at the same time, so if you expect to recruit additional personnel over the coming months, this training can be made available to them at a later date.

Book Your Place

Book online

Email: courses@insolvencysupportservices.com 

Call: 0845 601 7570

Benefits of ISS Online Learning

Flexible participation at a time convenient to both the participant and their employers

Your staff will receive up to 3 months to complete their training, though we can shorten this period at your request.

Accessible delivery
ISS Online Learning utilises the ISS Moodle School, a trusted and widely-used virtual learning environment which is accessible via desktop and mobile devices, 24/7.

Supporting materials for future reference
Our training is accompanied by pdf copies of the slide presentations and guidance materials that you can retain for future reference.

Knowledge checking to reinforce learning
The mandatory course knowledge check means that you can be assured that team members have properly assimilated their training, so you can feel confident that positive learning outcomes have been achieved.

Certification to evidence individual participation
Individual certification enables you to demonstrate the provision of appropriate training to your AML Supervisor, should you be called upon to do so.

Provision of metrics to employers
We can help you to keep track of your team’s progress by providing metrics on participation and completion activity at agreed intervals and send reminders to staff at agreed intervals.

 

Alison Curry to speak at Vulnerability Summit

Insolvency Support Services’ director Alison Curry is set to join an impressive line-up of speakers at Credit Strategy’s Vulnerability Summit later this month.

With vulnerability awareness high on the political agenda and businesses coming under increasing pressure to address vulnerability in their strategies to support their teams, customers and suppliers, the conference aims to equip delegates with the knowledge and practical strategies needed to address vulnerability across their operations.

Along with Sam Roberts, Policy Lead at The Insolvency Service, Alison Curry will discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on personal insolvency, consider predictions for personal insolvency uptake in 2021 and outline the preparations that businesses need to make.

The digital broadcast event will take place from 18 to 20 May. To book your place, visit Credit Strategy’s Vulnerability Summit website.

ISS Training’s Vulnerability Awareness online learning module

Financial Conduct Authority Guidance for firms on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers states that firms should make sure that all staff, in particular those who operate at the frontline, have the appropriate skills and capability to treat vulnerable customers fairly. ISS Training’s Vulnerability Awareness online learning module addresses that requirement.

IPA Learning with ISS Training

ISS Training is principal training partner for the IPA and supporting their newly launched IPA Learning (IPAL) initiative. 

Our training partnerships are important to us, and so we are also thrilled to announce that we are the principal training partner for the IPA and supporting their newly launched IPA Learning (IPAL) initiative.

IPAL is the IPA’s new learning partnership, located primarily on the Learndash platform, that will allow it to provide members, IPs and their teams with training and learning opportunities in relation to current technical and regulatory issues.  Designed with a clear focus on the practical application of technical and regulatory change as it impacts on IPA members’ businesses, the various workshops will be an opportunity to interact with the IPA, inform and develop working practices across the profession, and engage with the views of a Regulated Professional Body.

We will be working with the IPA to deliver an up-to-date, quality training programme throughout the year.

ISS Training launches CII training as ICAEW approved Partner in Learning: CII Certificate in Insolvency England & Wales 2021

Certificate in Insolvency

ISS Training has announced the launch of its new CII training as an ICAEW approved Partner in Learning.

The ICAEW’s Certificate in Insolvency (CII) is a flexible learning programme. Primarily developed for professionals based in England & Wales wanting to progress into a career in insolvency or strengthen their knowledge, the certificate equally benefits those whose work touches upon the E&W insolvency regime.

CII covers four key areas to ensure that students have a good grounding in the fundamentals of insolvency work and provides a basis for progression to a more advanced qualification in insolvency:

  • Legal and regulatory framework;
  • Principles of insolvency;
  • E&W corporate insolvency;
  • E&W personal insolvency.

Watch our short introductory video which explains how ISS Training’s CII course is structured, the format of the exam and how to book.

ICAEW does not impose any timeframe within which candidates must take the assessment. Study and assessments can therefore be planned to fit in with workload and business priorities. However, ICAEW does encourage candidates to attempt the assessment within no more than a few months of completing the modules, as the question banks are updated to reflect changes in legislation and insolvency guidance.

ISS Training’s modules have been designed to cover the CII examination syllabus in full and to offer essential practice on the principal areas in which candidates will be tested.  Participants are periodically tested in the course of their studies, and actively encouraged to ask questions and to discuss the syllabus with their tutor.

Comprehensive study aids for each module will be provided.

Certificate in Insolvency (CII) course options

There are two course options to choose from:

Our full course will be delivered using a combination of flexible online learning and regular live virtual classrooms, supported by periodic knowledge checking, individual feedback and a fully de-briefed mock examination.

Our independent learning course includes flexible online learning, supported by periodic knowledge checking and a marked mock examination.

Candidates following the full course can choose two pathways through the modules: a standard pathway or an accelerated pathway.

Click here for more information.

Book your place

Book online for the full course or the independent learning course

Email: courses@insolvencysupportservices.com

Call: 0845 601 7570

ISS Moodle School /  GoToWebinar

The ISS Moodle School is a widely-used virtual learning environment, and is accessible via your desktop or mobile device via the free Moodle app. This allows us to deliver your training materials in a variety of formats including video presentation, reference materials and online assessment (if applicable) in one place on one platform.  You will receive a registration for your ISS Moodle account the first time you enrol on an ISS course. All of your ISS course materials will be accessible to you on the Moodle platform for reference and/or download, and you can quickly check your CPD/E record.

Our online learning delivery in live classroom settings take place on the GoToWebinar platform. Our online virtual classroom sessions may be recorded and made available to all participating delegates for review purposes only. We will not release these recordings to any other person or organisation except in conjunction with the above purpose.

100% pass rate for CPI/CPPI Scotland and CPPI England & Wales

We are thrilled to report that all of ISS Training’s students for CPI/CPPI Scotland and CPPI England & Wales in 2020 have passed their exam, with just under half achieving a pass with merit.

Congratulations to all our candidates on their well-earned and well-deserved success! Their achievement is particularly impressive due to the unprecedented upheaval to the training and exam process brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to adjusting admirably as we switched to online learning in the middle of the courses, our students all adapted well to the challenges of studying completely remotely and sitting the exams online. Well done everyone! We are very proud of you.

JIE, CPI and CPPI training

Is it your turn next? For full details of all our insolvency exam courses (JIE, CPI and CPPI), click here.

If you would like to discuss your options, please speak to us at any time on 0845 601 7570 or courses@insolvencysupportservices.com

CPPI Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Insolvency England & Wales 2021

CPPI provides an opportunity for recognition at a level equivalent to CPI for those working purely in the personal insolvency sector. The focus of this qualification is the statutory forms of personal insolvency and incorporates non-statutory debt solutions. On successful completion of the exam, candidates may apply for Affiliate Membership of the IPA (AIPA).

ISS Training’s modules have been designed to fully cover the E&W examination syllabus and to offer essential practice on the principal areas on which you will be tested. Participants are periodically tested and actively encouraged to ask questions and to discuss the syllabus with their tutor. Comprehensive study guides and course notes for each module will be provided.

Course Options for CPPI England & Wales 2021

There are two course options to choose from:

Our full course will be delivered using a combination of flexible online learning and live virtual classrooms, supported by periodic knowledge checking, individual feedback, a fully de-briefed mock examination and three full days of question practice.

Our independent learning course which includes flexible online learning, supported by periodic knowledge checking and a marked mock examination.

Click here for more information.

How to book

Book online

Email: courses@insolvencysupportservices.com

Call: 0845 601 7570

ISS Training wins top Education/Training Provider of the Year award

ISS Training, Insolvency Support Services’ training division, is thrilled to have won the Education/Training Provider of the Year category in the UK TRI (Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency) Awards 2020.

Eileen Maclean, Insolvency Support Services’ founding director, commented: “We’re over the moon to have won this TRI Award. It’s a fantastic way to round off what has been such a challenging year for many of us. I’m so proud of the hard work and team effort by my Insolvency Support Services colleagues, particularly in responding so well in trying circumstances this year. Thanks very much to the TRI Awards judging panel for recognising us. A huge thank you to all our clients, delegates and partners for your support. We know we could not have this success without you. We’re exceptionally grateful.”

These prestigious annual Awards, headline sponsored by Capa, recognise the range, variety and best practice of work undertaken by TRI professionals UK-wide.

Many congratulations to all the other TRI Awards 2020 winners, including EY, Manolete Partners, Howard Kennedy, Kirkland & Ellis, FTI Consulting, StepChange, ReSolve, Wilberforce Chambers, SIA Group, EY-Parthenon, Chamberlain & Co and The Insolvency Service / AlixPartners / KPMG Thomas Cook Team.

ISS Training CPD Catch up

It’s that time of year when we sign off that we have fulfilled our annual CPD obligations. And if you have an outstanding CPD requirement, we have just the thing for you.

Our online training courses are accessible across a number of platforms and devices, 24/7. Hosted on our Moodle School or GoToWebinar, you can learn at any time, and anywhere, that suits you.

ISS Training’s One Hour Series

Rounding up our 2020 programme, our One Hour Series is available on our ISS Moodle School.

You can pick the individual sessions that suit your needs, or you can choose a stream:

Protecting your Licence:

Changes to the Code of Ethics 

SIP 11 and Financial Controls 

Conducting firm-wide AML risk assessments

Technical Short:

The return of HMRC preferential status

SIP 2 and investigations into conduct 

Books and Records – balancing competing requirements 

Business Insolvency:

Employee Rights and Claims 

Health and Safety basics for IPs

Understanding Environmental Risks 

Cost

£50 + VAT per person

50% reduction for every third one hour session you book.

Anti-Money Laundering 2020 (Including 5MLD changes)

Meet your annual AML training obligation with the ISS online Anti-Money Laundering Update.

This short course is tailored specifically to those working in the insolvency profession and includes:·

• An overview of the key changes to the above, by virtue of the 5th European Money Laundering Directive (5MLD)
• A refresher on key elements of the UK’s Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing regime, to include:
o Identifying risks
o Client Due Diligence / Enhanced Due Diligence
o Suspicious Activity Report

Cost

Single enrolment – £75 + VAT

Discounted package options are available – see website for full details.

Click here for full course information

How to book

Click here to view our training website where you can book and pay online.

Email: courses@insolvencysupportservices.com

Call: 0845 601 7570

ISS Moodle School /  GoToWebinar

The ISS Moodle School is a widely-used virtual learning environment, and is accessible via your desktop or mobile device via the free Moodle app. This allows us to deliver your training materials in a variety of formats including video presentation, reference materials and online assessment (if applicable) in one place on one platform.   You will receive a registration for your ISS Moodle account the first time you enrol on an ISS course.  All of your ISS course materials will be accessible to you on the Moodle platform for reference and/or download, and you can quickly check your CPD/E record.

Our online learning delivery in live classroom settings take place on the GoToWebinar platform.  Our online virtual classroom sessions may be recorded and made available to all participating delegates for review purposes only.  We will not release these recordings to any other person or organisation except in conjunction with the above purpose.

Dealing with bereaved customers

To mark National Grief Awareness Week (2 to 8 December 2020), we are sharing our short “Dealing with bereaved customers” video which we have researched and produced here at Insolvency Support Services. It aims to assist our fellow insolvency professionals in meeting the challenges they and their staff face in dealing with bereaved customers. It is also applicable to others in many other lines of work. We cover the main challenges and common concerns, then propose a three-step approach to dealing with bereaved customers, offer advice on how to support staff and conclude by providing some sources of assistance.

This practical learning video forms part of our Vulnerability Awareness training module, which has been designed to ensure that all staff, in particular those who operate at the frontline, have the appropriate skills and capability to treat vulnerable customers fairly, in line with Financial Conduct Authority guidance.

We hope you find it useful in your work, particularly at this especially difficult time.