Online Classroom Live training courses in partnership with BPP Professional Development

Our training partner BPP Professional Development has developed an innovative Online Classroom Live (OCR Live) virtual learning platform that will revolutionise the delivery of some of our online training courses. We offer an extensive selection of 100% live and interactive online courses, allowing you to engage with your presenter, other delegates and a wealth of online content.

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GDPR - A Comprehensive Introduction (June)

Course overview

The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) came into force on the 25th May 2018 and there are now no excuses for ignoring this topic any longer. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic by providing an overview of the GDPR and then highlighting key areas of concern.

The course adopts a practical and common sense approach throughout with the emphasis on commercial as well as legal considerations. Delegates will be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge through a series of practical exercises.

Learning outcomes

  • To describe the key terminology associated with the GDPR and to demonstrate an understanding of the key principles, obligations and rights
  • To be aware of the additional requirements imposed on controllers by the new obligation of accountability
  • To comprehend the rules relating to data subjects’ rights and to apply them in a commercially sound and compliant manner
  • To describe the issues relating to direct marketing activity as set out in the Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications
  • To understand the issues relating to the transfer of personal data outside of the European Economic Area and to apply this knowledge to a given set of facts
  • To comply with the new rules on data security breach reporting set out in the GDPR
  • To comprehend the enforcement options available to the Information Commissioner
  • To be aware of the effect of Civil Monetary Penalty Notices and to consider recent examples as well as the increased fining powers now in place under the GDPR

Delegates

This course will be of benefit to lawyers of all levels and non-lawyers (especially accountants, human resource managers, IT managers and corporate officers).

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£320.00 + VAT

Course dates

Session 1Session 2
24 June 2019 - 5.00pm-8.00pm27 June  2019 - 5.00pm-8.00pm

OCR Live course - 24 & 27 June 2019

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Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (July)

Course overview

This dynamic, online course explores the past, present and future of Artificial Intelligence (AI): how it has developed, how it is currently being used and how it is expected to develop in the future. The course will give delegates an increased understanding of AI by demystifying the key technical concepts and relating them to real life. With this foundation, delegates will engage in active debates about the current commercial and social issues surrounding AI. After the course, delegates will be able to apply these debates to their working lives, transforming themselves into proactive harnessers of AI rather than passive observers of it.

Learning outcomes

What is Artificial Intelligence?

  • The concept of Artificial Intelligence has a rich history in science fact and science fiction. The course begins by exploring that history and charting the transition from attempting to replicate human traits to developing a mind that exceeds human capabilities.

The impact of Big Data on AI

  • The advent of Big Data has created a revolutionary opportunity for AI. The technological and social advances that have enabled Big Data will be discussed and then related to AI through the concepts of machine learning and deep learning.

The commercial potential of AI

  • The current reality of AI will be illustrated using real-life examples from education, transport, healthcare, retail, policing and politics. These examples will allow a list to be created of tangible commercial benefits of AI as well as specific risks and obstacles that need to be addressed.

A vision of the future

  • AI has always attracted controversy, and current manifestations of this controversy will be debated. This will take the form of an exploration of general issues of data protection, ethics and security, as well as consideration of the impact on specific job roles.

Delegates

This course will be of benefit to finance managers and business professionals who want to get beyond the popular media coverage to understand more about what AI really is. It is particularly useful for leaders and managers seeking to develop a deeper awareness of the potential impact of AI on their business.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£320.00 + VAT

Course dates

Session 1Session 2
5 July 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm11 July 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm


OCR Live course - 5 & 11 July 2019

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FRS 105: the financial reporting standard applicable to the micro-entities regime (July)

Course overview

The concept of micro-entities was first brought into UK company law in 2013, and subsequently FRS 105 was issued in 2015 to be effective for periods commencing on or after 1 January 2016. Initially take up of this optional standard was poor, but preparers of accounts have become increasingly aware of the benefits of applying it.

This course will consider the accounting, presentation and disclosure requirements of FRS 105, and highlight the differences between its requirements and those of FRS 102 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Determine whether companies are eligible to apply FRS 105
  • Prepare financial statements in compliance with FRS 105
  • Decide whether the use of FRS 105 is appropriate/beneficial

Content

  • Identification of micro-entities
  • Content of micro-entity financial statements
  • True and fair considerations
  • Accounting and disclosure requirements
  • Consideration of the main accounting, presentation and disclosure requirements of FRS 105
  • Identification of those areas where FRS 105 differ to FRS 102
  • Consideration of practical examples in the areas of difference
  • Filing requirements for micro-entities

Delegates

This course will be of benefit to anyone involved in the preparation or review of financial statements under FRS 105 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable to the Micro-entities regime.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£170.00 + VAT

Course dates

Session 1
9 July 2019 - 2:00pm-5:00pm

OCR Live course - 9 July 2019

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Session 1
1 October 2019 - 2:00pm-5:00pm


OCR Live course - 1 October 2019

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Management accounting - Adding value beyond the numbers (July)

Course overview

This course will help you build confidence that you are up to speed with current hot topics in the management accounting field. It will also supply you with relevant updates on budgeting, management reporting and analysis.

Content

  • The latest trends and thinking in budgeting and rolling forecasts.
  • Current trends in the development and transformation of the finance function.
  • Management reporting and control – updates including the increased use of dashboard reports and non-financial KPIs and performance measures.
  • The competitive advantage to be gained from 'big data' and 'analytics'.
  • The increasing importance of sustainability in decision making and external reporting.

Delegates

Management accountants involved in making budgeting and planning decisions.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£320.00 + VAT

Course dates


Session 1Session 2
24 July 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm26 July 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm


OCR Live course - 24 & 26 July 2019

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Session 1Session 2
10 December 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm12 December 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm

OCR Live course - 10 & 12 December 2019

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IFRS 16 - the new leases standard course (August)

Course overview

The main proposal is for lessees to bring all leases onto the balance sheet and eliminate the current lessee accounting treatment for operating leases and finance leases under IAS 17. The proposals are likely to have a major impact on companies which lease significant high value items such as the airline, transport and retail sectors.

This half day course will cover the current accounting requirements under IAS 17 and then consider the accounting for such transactions under the new lease accounting exposure draft.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • Understanding of current accounting.
  • Scope and scope exclusions.
  • Lessee accounting under the IFRS 16 - Leases.
  • Key terminology explained.
  • Differences to current accounting treatment.
  • Practical case studies to aid understanding of proposed changes and their likely impact.

Delegates

On 13 January 2016 the International Accounting Standard Board issued a new accounting standard, called IFRS 16 - Leases. This standard replaces accounting requirements which were introduced over thirty years ago. It is a major revision of the way in which companies account for leases. The new standard is formed after multiple rounds of public consultation and has been part of collaborations with the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£170.00+VAT

Course dates

Session 1
1 August 2019 - 1:00pm-4:00pm

OCR Live course - 1 August 2019

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Financial Awareness for Non-finance Managers - Essentials course (August)

Course overview

This course is designed to give delegates an introduction to business finance in order to be able to contribute to your business’s success. It will also give you an understanding of the language used by accountants and how financial statements fit together. It will explain, in a practical way, the financial statements of an organisation and how to read and understand them plus basic accounting concepts such as depreciation, cost behaviour, cash flow, working capital and budgeting.

Learning outcomes

  • An understanding of business finance and the language used by accountants and those in finance.
  • An understanding of basic accounting concepts and the flow of money in an organisation.
  • The key financial statements (profit and loss account, balance sheet and cashflow)
  • The composition and contents of a set of financial statements (using real life examples)

Delegates

This course will be of benefit to non-finance professionals, at all levels, who need to develop an understanding of business finance. All staff within a business, company, partnership or charitable organisation should have an understanding of finance in order to contribute to their organisation’s success.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£280.00 + VAT

Course dates

Session 1Session 2
20 August 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm22 August 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm

OCR Live course - 20 August & 22 August 2019

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Current tax for the busy practitioner (September)

Course overview

In this seminar, expert speakers consider the impact of tax changes that have occurred over the past twelve months and their implications for tax planning. It also includes an insight into proposed developments.

Increase your awareness of the pitfalls and problems arising from recent changes and explore tips for developing your tax planning strategies.

Outline:

  • Taxation of property
  • VAT/Brexit
  • Working with HMRC
    • Professional Conduct in Relation to Taxation
    • Making Tax Digital
    • Agent Services
  • Corporation Tax and business tax issues
  • Employment taxes
  • Entrepreneurs’ relief
  • Capital allowances
  • Scottish taxes

Delegates

This is an excellent opportunity for practising accountants and staff involved in tax work to bring their technical knowledge right up to date.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£272.00+VAT

Course date

Session 1
16 September 09:30am – 17:00pm

OCR Live course - 16 September 2019

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Corporation tax refresher and update (September)

Course overview

This course will be of benefit to accountants and others who need an up-to-date knowledge of the main principles and rules of corporation tax, but who do not require specialist knowledge. It will be particularly useful for those who have not dealt with corporation tax for a few years but are moving back into the area and need a refresher.

Learning outcomes

  • Corporation Tax basic calculations
  • Self-assessment
  • Trading profits
  • Loan relationships
  • Capital allowances
  • Relief for trading losses
  • Intangible fixed assets
  • Overview of group relief and group chargeable gains

Delegates

This course will be of benefit to accountants and others who need an up-to-date knowledge of the main principles and rules of corporation tax, but who do not require specialist knowledge. It will be particularly useful for those who have not dealt with corporation tax for a few years but are moving back into the area and need a refresher.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£320.00 + VAT

Course dates


Session 1Session 2
20 September 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm27 September 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm

OCR Live course - 20 September & 27 September 2019

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Session 1Session 2
17 December 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm19 December 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm

OCR Live course - 17 December & 19 December 2019

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VAT workshop (September)

Course overview

This half-day online course provides a reminder of the fundamentals of UK value added tax, an update on recent developments and examples of typical problem areas and planning opportunities.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • When a business needs to register for VAT, including overseas registration
  • Input tax areas of difficulty
  • Output tax liability
  • Partial exemption
  • Overseas matters
  • Selling over the internet
  • Administration and enforcement

Delegates

This course will be of benefit to accountants and others who need an up-to-date knowledge of the main principles and rules of value added tax, but who do not require specialist knowledge. It will be particularly useful for those who have not dealt with value added tax for a few years but are moving back into the area and need a concise refresher.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from date of of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£170.00+VAT

Course dates


Session 1
20 September 2019 - 1:30pm-4:30pm

OCR Live course - 20 September 2019

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Enhance your finance business partner skills (November)

Course overview

Finance professionals are constantly being told they need to be a ‘business partner’ to the organisation and more ‘commercial’. But what does this actually mean? And how can it be applied in the real world? Does this mean your technical skills are less relevant than previously?

Content

  • Explain the reasons for this changing role – latest fad or true value adding role?
  • Articulate what ‘business partnering’ actually means
  • Identify what finance professionals need to ‘be’ and ‘do’
  • Explore “where the beans are grown”, i.e. greatly enhance your knowledge of your organisation and industry
  • Think more strategically and align your work with the strategic vision and goals of the organisation
  • Present information more effectively to various audiences
  • Communicate your results better and get your message across in plain English
  • Build stronger relationships for greater impact and results
  • Develop enhanced influencing skills to help drive forward improvements
  • Brainstorm ideas to continually improve your business partnering skills

Delegates

This highly constructive and inter-active online programme addresses these issues and also covers effective tools, techniques and tips to enable you to start immediately adding more value to your organisation and be buzzing to do so.

Duration of access

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information).

Price

£320.00 + VAT

Course dates


Session 1Session 2
5 November 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm7 November 2019 - 9.30am-12.30pm

OCR Live course - 5 & 7 November 2019

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In-house training

OCR Live can also be used as part of a bespoke in-house training programme for any organisation. The platform provides a fantastic opportunity for global organisations or indeed those operating multi-site, to deliver cost-effective professional development training, as it allows group learning training sessions to take place for participants across different locations, thereby reducing travel time and cost but without sacrificing on quality.

If you wish to receive a demonstration of the OCR platform and/or wish to discuss your organisation's specific learning and development requirements, please contact the Corporate Business Team on the below details:

Email: LDICAS@bpp.com

Telephone: +44 (0)330 060 3303

Topics

  • In-house training
  • Online learning
  • Training courses

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