In this article we introduce you to how we support CPD requirements for people working with people aspects of regulation and people development in UK financial services
To begin with, did you know that If you were to print out the FCA handbook it would stand nearly 6 feet tall? Clearly a formidable task to read it and stay on top of all the changes. Our support is for people who work within the UK financial services sector. If your role involves people aspects of regulation or people development please read this.
Overall there are over 50000 firms operating within the UK financial services sector. All firms wishing to conduct regulated business must be authorised. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) are the two key regulators. Many of the rules relate to the people who work within the firms. This is where we come in. We focus on what we call people aspects of regulation and people development. We’ve being doing this since 1996 so have a wealth of information available.
People aspects of regulation
Generally speaking, people aspects of regulation include everything associated with competence- having the right knowledge, skills, behaviours such as Training & Competence (TC, T&C), Competent Employees Rule (CER) and Fitness & Propriety (FIT). The Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR) and the Code of Conduct (CoCON) are also very much in our ball park. We also look at people development, their Continuous Professional Development (CPD), coaching, supervision and other best practices.
We focus on what we call people aspects of regulation and people development.
So, If your role involves working with people for any of these aspects a T-CNews subscription may be right for you. There are four subscription levels. The content will be of particular help if you carry the prescribed responsibilities associated with SM&CR or the Code of Conduct or are involved with T&C within your firm. With hundreds or articles in a searchable directory as well as videos we know that we can help you:
- Identify key topics and trends that will affect your people
- Develop quickly your understanding of the requirements expected
- Discover best practice to learn what works best
- Shorten training preparation timescales
- Access material to share with others
- Save £s from your CPD and Training Budgets
There are five subscription levels, the first on which is free
Our CPD support
We offer five levels of subscription. Standard description is free though we encourage you to sign up to our mailing list to help keep you up to date with developments. (You do not have to supply email address to access articles) Other subscriptions give you 12 months access
Standard (£0 FREE)
Firstly Standard gives you access to all articles in T-CNews. Each article is within one of the key sectors – Regulatory General, Regulatory Specialist, SM&CR, Industry Focus, People Development and Opinion & Insight. We add new articles every quarter. In addition, a search facility is available to look for articles by topic. Also. if you prefer you can download articles as a quarterly PDF document. By the way, you can share the PDF with your colleagues who work at your firm. We encourage you to do this.
There are hundreds of articles available to search and read. We add new articles every quarter
Secondly we offer Premium which Includes all Standard features PLUS all content of T-CViews.
T-CViews contains short videos to support your CPD. Each video is between 15 and 40 minutes in length. We add new video content regularly. Each video is supplied with a transcript, copy slides, test question and answers. Additionally, we have no objection to you sharing the content with your team.
Current Videos include
Assessing Competence- Best Practice
Defining competence to perform a skills gap analysis
Fit and Proper Assessments -what the rules tell us
SM&CR coffee time briefing
The Certification Regime scope
SMCR for Enhanced Firms
SMCR for Core Firms
Getting to grips with the Certification Regime & Code of Conduct
Premium Extra (£250+VAT)
This includes all the features of a Premium Subscription plus access to 3 CPD events designed and held specifically for people who hold a Premium Extra subscription. The 3 events will be held online via zoom during the course of the year and recorded in case you missed it. We also allow a substitute delegate to attend in your place. Each event will offer you an opportunity to network with other Premium Extra subscribers and CPD input through a session focused on ‘the topic of the day’. Such topics could include Vulnerable Customers, The new Consumer Duty, Understanding a firm’s culture and purpose and Code of Conduct best practice.
Additional CPD support through Premium+
Next there is Premium+ which Includes all Premium Extra features PLUS access to online workshops offered by 2be Development Consultancy. The workshops are
- free to attend
- not subject to cancellation charges
- regularly repeated
- run at different times of day
- run on different days
All workshops are listed in the Events section at T-CNews.Workshops included in this category begin with the prefix +. Online workshops use ZOOM. Delegates should enable both video and sound. Please note that this part of the subscription is not transferrable. Only the subscriber can attend the ZOOM workshops. You have 12 months to attend the workshops of your choice – one per title.
Current titles include:
- Getting to grips with T&C (2 parts)
- Essential Supervisory Skills in an FCA World (3 parts)
- Understanding your firm’s cultures
- Getting to grips with Coaching & Assessing (2 parts)
- Getting to grips with the Certification Regime
- How to conduct fit and proper assessments (2 parts)
- Understanding the principles of competence schemes (4 parts)
When new titles are added during the course of your subscription year you will be able to attend such events as part of your current membership.
Premium+ Flexi (£800+VAT)
Lastly there is Premium+ Flexi which Includes all the Premium Extra features PLUS access to online workshops. 15 delegate places in total are available to be used among the workshops offered by 2be Development Consultancy during your 12 month membership. Use a few places for yourself and distribute others to your colleagues within your firm. You can allocate more than one delegate place from your allocation to one workshop.
However, If you use up your 15 delegate spaces additonal spaces can be purchased. Also, Premium+ Flexi subscribers and their nominated delegates will not incur cancellation charges if they cannot attend a workshop for any reason. All workshops are listed in the Events section at T-CNews. Workshops that are included in this category show a ‘+’ at the beginning of the workshop title. All online workshops use ZOOM. Delegates are asked to enable both video and sound. Please note that this subscription is not transferrable. Only the subscriber or nominated delegates can attend the ZOOM workshops.
Other CPD options
Purchase online workshops separately
You can puchase workshop places individually. So, you do not have to take up a Premium+ subscription. The events calendar lists all the events. Furthermore, if you intend to attend several workshops savings can be made through the Premium+ subscriptions. Please note that cancellation terms will apply to all workshops purchased individually.
In House Options
Additionally, it is possible to arrange an online workshop run exclusively for your own staff. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Current titles include
Getting to grips with the Certification Regime
How to conduct Fit and Proper Assessments
Understanding your firm’s cultures
Essential Supervisory Skills
Coaching & Assessment Skills
Getting to grips with T&C
Currently there are 15 different 2 hours sessions to attend- that’s 30 hours of CPD
What delegates have said after attending Premium + workshops