Investigating Bribery and Corruption Course

Allegations of corruption and bribery are incredibly damaging to the reputations of organisations. They deter private investment, lead to significant inefficiency and poor use of resources, and generate social grievances both abroad and domestically. This course will help you to avoid the negative impact of bribery in your organisation and provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to identify, prevent and respond to bribery or corruption in the work place and broader society.


  • Understand the application of the Bribery Act 2010.
  • Describe the wider context of bribery and corruption and its impact on society.
  • Understand how to identify bribery and corruption indicators.
  • Recognise and exploit the various sources of bribery investigations, Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), media, other agencies etc.
  • Demonstrate the principles of effective bribery investigation.


Who this course is for

Police and individuals responsible for the prevention and/or investigation of bribery with some responsibility for the prevention and/or investigation of bribery or managing anti-bribery compliance. This might include dedicated counter fraud professionals, law enforcement professionals, risk and compliance managers, procurement professionals, internal affairs and investigation teams.


Entry requirements

PIP Level 2 or equivalent



Five-day trainer-led course


Course Content

This programme focuses on developing an understanding of the UK Bribery Act of 2010 and its wider context. Delegates will look at the offences that can be committed by individuals; the corporate offences; liabilities arising through a failure to adopt adequate procedures and the indicators that show bribery is taking place. The offences are put into context when the course explores the bribery landscape, looking specifically at the impact, threat and extent of bribery in UK trade. 

Delegates will look at the practical considerations of bribery; how it occurs, who the highest risk employees and agents are, the motivations behind bribery and the common steps that offenders use to conceal their acts. The course looks at how to apply best practice in your investigations, gathered from experienced practitioners who have dealt with bribery and corruption offences. It also examines tactical options, such as the range of investigative strategies on offer.

As well as investigations, the course looks at preventative measures in depth. Delegates will receive guidance on how to reduce the risks of operating in (or expanding into) high risk jurisdictions, and how to implement procedures to protect organisations from rogue operators. 

Bribery, corruption prevention and disruption will be covered during the course.




Formative assessment of participation in the case study exercises and a summative assessment at the end of the course.


This course is certified by the Commissioner of the City of London Police

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