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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Financial Awareness for Non-finance Managers - Essentials course

Course overview

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.

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.

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
4 June 2018 - 9:30-12:30pm7 June 2018 - 9:30-12:30pm
Session 1Session 2
12 November 2018 - 9:30-12:30pm15 November 2018 - 9:30-12:30pm

OCR Live course - 4 & 7 June 2018

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OCR Live course - 12 & 15 November 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

£160.00+VAT

Course dates

Session 1
12 June 2018 - 5:00-8:00pm
Session 1
18 December 2018 - 1:00-4:00pm

OCR Live course - 12 June 2018

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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

£160.00+VAT

Course dates

Session 1
13 June 2018 - 5:00-8:00pm
Session 1
18 December 2018 - 5:00-8:00pm

OCR Live course - 13 June 2018

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OCR Live course - 18 December 2018

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Corporation Tax Refresher & Update course

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 (covered in detail in UK Taxation of Groups)

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
24 September 2018 - 5:00-8:00pm25 September 2018 - 5:00-8:00pm

OCR Live course - 24 & 25 September 2018

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Financial Modelling - Essential Introduction course

Course Overview

Numerous practical, hands-on exercises are demonstrated to illustrate all the basic excel features and functionality, from basic navigation through to more complex “lookup” functions. There is a mix of following the instructor on the screen, and exercises designed to help the delegates work the answer out for themselves.

Learning Outcomes

The presenter will cover the following during these live sessions

  • Excel shortcuts (use of the mouse is actively discouraged)
  • Basic navigation and selection
  • Toolbar and function access
  • Copying and linking
  • Financial modelling essentials: flexibility and dynamism
  • F4 dollarisation (absolute cell referencing)
  • Formatting and styles
  • Excel names
  • Logical statements: IF, AND, OR
  • Lookups:
  • Match
  • VLookup
  • HLookup
  • Switches and drop-down lists

Delegates

This one-day course is a prerequisite for the subsequent financial modelling courses, Financial Modelling - Comprehensive, Financial Modelling - Advanced (& Introduction to VBA) and Debt Modelling (with LBO). It covers all the basic excel required in order to start to build a financial model. There is little time to recap these excel basics on the subsequent courses, so it important that delegates who are at all concerned about their basic excel ability should attend this course first. Laptops (excel v.2013) are provided.

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

£425.00+VAT

Course dates

Session 1Session 2Session 3
8 October 2018 - 9:30-11:30am11 October 2018 - 9:30-11:30am12 October 2018 - 9:30-11:30am

OCR Live course - 8, 11 & 12 October 2018

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Artificial Intelligence course

How ‘new thinking’ is changing the world

Course Content

AI will have a profound impact on our society over the next 20 years and we explore the changing landscape of primarily Financial Services, Law, Healthcare and Transportation, among others.

Its arrival will bring many positives, and possibly many negatives, such as: military use; rapid disruptive changes in the job market; and new ways of working. More will change in the way we work in the next 2 decades than in the last 2000 years.

To make sure that the collective choices that will be made about AI in the near future will be for the benefit of all, every citizen should take an active role in helping to define how AI will shape our future.

By the end of the course, delegates will:

  • Build knowledge around how AI is about to impact the way we work
  • Discover potential opportunities as well as possible threats to your business
  • Identify key fundamentals and predictive costs for digitising a business
  • Become better prepared for imminent changes in the near future

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • Benefits and Risks of AI in our daily lives
    • Key benefits to look forward to
    • Fears and potential risks that face businesses across the globe
    • Economic impact: UK and other economies
    • Big debates: challenges | ethics | universal base income
    • The need for legal regulations and safeguarding
  • Sector specific:
    • Financial Services | Accounting | Banking
    • Healthcare
    • Law | opportunities for legal firms
    • Humans and AI working together and functioning cohesively
  • Further business topics
    • Key fundamentals and costs to digitise a company
    • Education | Hotel & Leisure | Surveillance
    • How can businesses better prepare for the future
    • Job market predictions and analysis
  • Major players and startups in AI are paving the way
    • Google: WaveNet; DeepMind
    • IBM | Microsoft | Nvidia
    • Bankbots | Lawtech startups
  • Transportation
    • The impact of self-driving cars and trucks on our roads
    • Sectors: Insurance | Oil | Energy
    • ‘The Liability Debate’
    • ‘The Trolley Problem’
  • Bonus topics:
    • AI in the news
    • Transportation as a service
    • Rise of Blockchain
    • Free take-away: in-depth analysis by research firms
    • Homework topics for further study

Delegates

This informative course will benefit anyone who is interested in the progression of Artificial Intelligence in the world today, and how it is poised for integration in society. This includes individuals who are looking for a general overview of how ‘AI’ could impact them professionally in business, as well as in their personal lives.

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
15 October 2018 - 9:30-11:30am17 October 2018 - 9:30-11:30am17 October 2018 - 1:30-3:30pm

OCR Live course - 15 & 17 October 2018

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Data Protection - A Comprehensive Introduction (including GDPR) course

Course overview

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into force in May 2018 there are no excuses for ignoring this topic any longer. This one-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic by providing an overview of the GDPR and then highlighting key areas of concern for the commercial practitioner.

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 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 prepare for 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 increase in fining powers being introduced under the GDPR

Delegates

This course will be of benefit to accountants, lawyers, human resource managers, IT managers and corporate officers.

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

£320.00+VAT

Course dates

Session 1Session 2
22 October 2018 - 5:00-8:00pm25 October 2018 - 5:00-8:00pm

OCR Live course - 22 & 25 October 2018

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IFRS Introduction course

Course overview

All listed companies throughout the European Union are required to prepare consolidated financial statements that comply with IFRS.

This course is designed to give participants an introduction to IFRS. It will focus on the basic differences between IFRS and UK GAAP. No prior knowledge of IFRS is assumed, however a general understanding of current UK GAAP treatments is assumed.

Learning outcomes

  • The IFRS regulatory environment
  • The format and contents of IFRS financial statements
  • Commonly encountered balance sheet issues
  • Commonly encountered income statement issues
  • The content and requirements of key IFRS and how these differ from UK GAAP

Delegates

This course is designed to give participants an introduction to IFRS. It will focus on the basic differences between IFRS and UK GAAP. No prior knowledge of IFRS is assumed, however a general understanding of current UK GAAP treatments is assumed.

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
23 October 2018 - 9:30-12:30pm24 October 2018 - 9:30-12:30pm

OCR Live course - 23 & 24 October 2018

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FRS 102 - Practical Challenges & Emerging Issues course

Course overview

FRS 102 was the most significant change to UK GAAP in decades. Most businesses have now been through the transition process, though many are still facing plenty of practical challenges as they seek to apply the standard in practice. This course will help offer practical solutions to them and also highlight the practical implementation issues arising from the transition of FRSSE to Section 1A of FRS 102.

The course will also look into the changes to FRS 102 proposed by the FRC as part of their first triennial review and the practical implications these may have.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • Presenting financial statements under FRS 102
  • Statements of cash flow
  • Fixed asset accounting (tangibles, intangibles and investment property)
  • Classification of loans – basic v other
  • Accounting for related party loans
  • Accounting for derivatives and hedge accounting under FRS 102
  • Changes to lease accounting and disclosures
  • FRS 102 Section 1A – balancing legal requirements and the need for ‘true and fair accounts’
  • Important changes to pension accounting
  • The impact of FRS 102 on current and deferred tax
  • FRC Triennial Review – Proposed changes and implications

Delegates

This course will benefit those who prepare their financial statements under new UK GAAP (FRS 102) and will address the practical challenges and emerging issues which arose from transition with best practice solutions.

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
29 October 2018 - 5:00-8:00pm1 November 2018 - 5:00-8:00pm

OCR Live course - 29 October  & 1 November 2018

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Enhance Your Finance Business Partner Skills course

Course overview

This course will be a good introduction to finance business partnering and will enhance your skillset.

Learning outcomes

  • 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 course is suitable for those who want to become a more well-rounded and value adding finance professional, whether you have ‘business partner’ in your title or not.

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 2018 - 9:30-12:30pm9 November 2018 - 9:30-12:30pm

OCR Live course - 5 & 9 November 2018

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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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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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