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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Management Accounting - Adding Value Beyond the Numbers course

Course overview

  • The latest trends and thinking in budgeting and rolling forecasts.
  • Current trends in the development and transformation of the finance function and business partnering.
  • ‘Big Data’ and ‘Analytics’ and how these might impact management accounting.
  • Introduction to ‘Lean Finance’.
  • Management reporting and control – updates including the increased use of dashboard reports and non-financial KPIs and performance measures.
  • The increasing importance of sustainability in decision making and the move to 'Integrated Reporting'.

Learning outcomes

  • Confidence that you are up to speed with current hot topics in management accounting.
  • Relevant updates on budgeting, management reporting and performance management.

Delegates

This course will benefit 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
20 November 2018 - 9:30-12:30pm22 November 2018 - 9:30-12:30pm

OCR Live course - 20 & 22 November 2018

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Cyber Security

Learning outcomes:

  • Build an understanding of why cyber security should be part of everyday life
  • Discover easy ways of staying on top and implementing precautionary measures in almost any business
  • See why any individual or business is potentially vulnerable to cybercrime, and why being vigilant should be an inherent routine
  • Understand the costs involved in products and services
  • Become familiar with some of the basic terminology and jargon surrounding cyber security and cybercrime, and how the emergence of advanced intelligent solutions like Artificial Intelligence could benefit the cyber world significantly

Delegates

This informative course will benefit anyone who wants to learn how to minimise risk in today's culture of computing, where cybercrime has become commonplace. While the course will cover some basic elements of networks, exploring web-code, and some technicalities of the Internet, no programming or technical knowledge is necessary to attend, as full explanation will be provided from the ground up.

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

£395.00+VAT

Course dates

Session 1Session 2Session 3
3 Dec 2018 9:30am–11:30am3 Dec 2018 - 1:30pm– 3:30pm5 December 2018 - 1:30pm–3:30pm

OCR Live course - 3 & 5 December 2018

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The Evolving Role of the Company Secretary

Course overview

The course will cover the life cycle of a company focusing on the practical duties and responsibilities of a company secretary at each stage. This practical seminar will provide you with a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a company secretary focusing on the areas a company will be concerned with both at the outset and on a daily and annual basis. The speaker will highlight the key aspects of company legislation with which the company secretary must be concerned, as well as considering the changes implemented/proposed by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (which received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015) that will have a direct impact on the day to day work of the company secretary.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • practical up-to-date knowledge of current companies legislation; and
  • a detailed awareness of the actions company secretaries are required to take, including considering why such actions are required and best practice in conducting such actions.

Delegates

Company secretaries and assistant secretaries of private companies registered under the Companies Acts. The course will also be of value to trainee/junior solicitors and accountants who are involved in corporate or company secretarial work. In addition, the course will benefit anyone who requires a practical awareness of current companies legislation (including the impact of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015) and how it impacts on the day to day running of a company, for example finance directors.

Content

  • Incorporation/Initial considerations of a company
  • Company incorporation.
  • Memorandum (objects and Companies Act 2006 implications).
  • Articles (choices, contractual implications, changes).
  • Registered office/Single Alternative Inspection Location.
  • Choice of name and rules surrounding its display.
  • Directors (appointment and duties).
  • Company secretary (role, appointment, authority).
  • Share capital.
  • Day to day running of a company.
  • Board meetings, general meetings, resolutions and minutes.
  • Execution of documents.
  • Raising equity - issue of new shares.
  • Raising debt - registering a charge.
  • Share transfers.
  • Maintenance of statutory registers and records.
  • Annual events of a company.
  • Confirmation Statement (from 30 June 2016)
  • Accounts.
  • AGM (if required).

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

£624.00+VAT

Course dates

Session 1Session 2
4 December 2018 - 1.00pm-4.00pm6 December 2018 - 1.00pm-4.00pm

OCR Live course - 4 & 6 December 2018

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IFRS Changes - what you need to know

Course overview

The IASB and the US FASB have recently affirmed their commitment to developing a common set of high-quality standards. This has resulted in significant changes for many IFRS adopters, with many old standards on the verge of being superseded.

On 28 May 2014, the IASB issued the new standard on recognizing revenue, IFRS 15 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers. It will replace all existing standards and interpretations which dictate the accounting treatment for recognizing revenue. This will create significant challenges for many entities in various sectors, some of whom will find that their revenue is recognized differently from how it was done previously.

On 24 July 2014, the IASB issued IFRS 9 – Financial Instruments, which is their replacement of IAS 39 – Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement. The standard includes requirements for recognition and measurement, impairment, derecognition and general hedge accounting. Again these changes may significantly impact the accounting treatment currently used.

On 13 January 2016, the IASB issued the new leases standard, IFRS 16 – Leases. This standard replaces accounting requirements which were introduced over thirty years ago, and is a major revision of the way entities account for leases. The proposals are likely to have a major impact on entities which lease significant high value items such as the airline, transport and retail sectors.

On 30 January 2014, the IASB issued IFRS 14 – Regulatory Deferral Accounts. This standard permits an entity which is a first time adopter of IFRS to continue to account, with some limited changes, for ‘regulatory deferral account balances’ in accordance with its previous GAAP, both on initial adoption of IFRS and in the subsequent financial statements.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • Convergence of new standards to US GAAP
  • IFRS 15 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers
  • IFRS 16 – Leases
  • IFRS 14 – Regulatory Deferral Accounts
  • An update on any other significant ongoing IASB projects

Delegates

This course is designed to bring you up-to-date with the latest developments and proposals and is therefore suitable for delegates with some existing knowledge of IFRS. This half day course is designed for those who want a brief overview of the latest developments.

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
14 December 2018 - 1:30-4:30pm

OCR Live course - 14 December 2018

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IFRS 15 - Revenue from Contracts with Customers course

Course overview

An update on how the new standard has changed the application of revenue recognition. The course will use practical examples and case studies to demonstrate the new treatments.

Revenue is often the largest number on an entity's profit or loss account. On 28 May 2014, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published a new standard on accounting for revenue, IFRS 15 - Revenue from Contracts with Customers, which will be applicable for entities reporting in accordance with IFRS for an annual reporting period beginning on or after 1 January 2018.

The new standard will replace all existing standards and interpretations which dictate the accounting treatment for revenue. The new standard is the result of a joint project by the IASB and the US FASB to develop a common, comprehensive, principles-based revenue standard that can be applied consistently to complex transactions across a wide range of industries under both IFRS and US GAAP.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • Current accounting.
  • Scope of the new revenue recognition standard.
  • The new 'five-step' approach to recognising revenue.
  • Issues which can arise.
  • Disclosures.

Delegates

Designed to bring you up-to-date with the new revenue recognition standard, this course is suitable for those with existing knowledge of the current revenue recognition standard under IFRS.

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
18 December 2018 - 1:00-4:00pm

OCR Live course - 18 December 2018

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IFRS 16 - the new leases standard course

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
18 December 2018 - 5:00-8:00pm

OCR Live course - 18 December 2018

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Harnessing Artificial Intelligence

Course overview

This dynamic 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.

Content

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.

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 February 2019 - 9:30-12:30pm12 February 2019 - 9:30-12:30pm

OCR Live course - 5 & 12 February 2019

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IFRS 16 - the new leases standard course

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
14 February 2019 - 1.00pm-4.00pm

OCR Live course - 14 February 2019

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Financial Awareness for Non-finance Managers - Essentials course

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
19 February 2019 - 2.00pm-5.30pm22 February 2019 - 2.00pm-5.30pm

OCR Live course - 19 & 22 February 2019

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GDPR - A Comprehensive Introduction

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
25 February 2019 - 5.00pm-8.00pm28 February 2019 - 5.00pm-8.00pm


OCR Live course - 25 & 28 February 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

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