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ISS Training Programme

ISS Training offers a wide range of courses to the insolvency profession and stakeholders as well as the wider business community. We are committed to providing courses that are relevant and well-researched and which allow participants to apply their learning in the workplace. We offer foundation courses, exam training, technical updates, masterclasses, personal and business development, practice management and compliance awareness, using a variety of delivery methods.

Foundations in Insolvency Compliance

Foundations in Insolvency Compliance - Full Course

Four Modules

£250.00 excl. VAT

6PD hours

Manage insolvency practice compliance risks cost-effectively, meet your training obligations and protect your firm’s reputation with our new Compliance Awareness Online Learning course.

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Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

1.5 Hours

£75.00 excl. VAT

1.5PD hours

AML training is now a statutory requirement, and your Recognised Professional Body (RPB) will likely be your Supervisory Authority under the AML Regs 2017. Indicators used to assess your AML risk will include a number of factors, including training provided to staff and as part of your inspection visits, your monitor will require sight of your risk assessment and training records. Meet your staff training obligation with this module.

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Data Privacy (GDPR)

1.5 Hours

£75.00 excl. VAT

1.5PD hours

In this module we consider the legal and practical implications of ensuring data privacy in insolvency.

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Vulnerability Awareness

1.5 Hours

£75.00 excl. VAT

1.5PD hours

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Guidance for firms on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers states that firms should make sure that all staff, in particular those who operate at the frontline, have the appropriate skills and capability to treat vulnerable customers fairly. This module addresses that requirement.

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Ethics and Professional Standards

1.5 Hours

£75.00 excl. VAT

1.5PD hours

The Insolvency Code of Ethics underpins everything that we do. We look at how it operates in practice.

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Masterclasses

Administration Masterclass

Full Day Curse

£295.00 excl. VAT

We will look at formal procedures and technical frameworks, best practices and procedures and recent administration case law and its practical impact.

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Introduction to Corporate Recovery and Insolvency for Lenders

Full day course

£295.00 excl. VAT

6.25PD hours

This course has been designed specifically for lenders, and anyone looking for an introduction or refresher on UK corporate insolvency and restructuring law from the creditor perspective. In it we will examine the consequences of a formal insolvency appointment or restructuring process for the bank or lender. Ultimately this is about understanding a lender’s options, the rights that you hold as a result of your security package and improving your lending decisions.

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Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016 in practice

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Procedural changes were introduced by the Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Act 2014 on 1 April 2015. The Act got its new name and a tidy up on 30 November 2016. So how have these changes bedded in, what is working well, and how can you use the provisions of the Act in practice?

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Challengeable Transactions in Scotland

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

The Insolvency Act 1986 and the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016 set out our rights as insolvency practitioners to investigate various transactions occurring prior to formal insolvency. Our overall aim is to recover funds diverted from the company or estate, that would otherwise have been available to the creditors on appointment.

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Commercial Property, Landlords and Leases

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Dealing with commercial property can throw up myriad challenges for the IP: security; health and safety; environmental issues and commercial rates, to name just a few. And as IPs we need to deal regularly with leases and landlords. What is a lease, and what are the rights of a tenant and a landlord on insolvency?

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Complex Business Structures and the IP's Power to Investigate

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

5PD hours

Understanding the relationships surrounding a debtor’s business or the structure of a group of companies is fundamental to the work that we do: where do the assets lie; who owns the shares; and what rights of recovery do we have in our capacity as IP that would allow us to make the most effective recovery in that situation?

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Creditor Claims: Types, Ranking and Adjudication

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Dealing with creditor claims is a fundamental part of our job. The statutory framework and process is clearly set out in legislation, but claims themselves can be complex.

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Death , Divorce and the Debtor

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

This course looks in detail at the effects of death and divorce on a debtor’s estate, pre and post appointment, and the implications for us as IPs and the various stakeholders in the process.

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Diligence and Insolvency

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

As insolvency practitioners we need to understand and competently deal with diligence. We need to be able to recognise the rights that a creditor has to exercise diligence and when it takes priority over the insolvency process. Equally we need to know when we can cut down or equalise the diligence and rank the creditor accordingly. There are also occasions when we as IPs may choose to exercise diligence

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Heritable Property in Scottish Personal Insolvency

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

5PD hours

The technical framework for dealing with heritable property in sequestrations and protected trust deeds is pretty straightforward, but it is an increasingly difficult issue to resolve in practice. How best to get a return for creditors from a property, while treating the debtor and their family fairly? What rights does a secured lender have, and how do you work with them to achieve the best outcome for all? Just how much is ‘substantial equity’ and how should you treat it?

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Insolvency of a Scottish Charity

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Charities are not immune from the business cycle, and in tough times, funds can be hard to raise. Regulation of the charitable sector has also increased. Set against this background, how do you advise in advance of or deal with the insolvency of a charitable entity?

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Insurance in Insolvency

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Insolvency involves risk. By its very nature, insolvency can be contentious and in a risk filled environment, we must protect ourselves and the assets over which we are appointed. As insolvency practitioners, we manage or mitigate that risk, and commonly we insure against it.

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IVA - Procedure and Practice

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

6.25PD hours

With regulatory focus remaining squarely on the consumer IVA market, and calls for the strengthened regulation of firms and changes to the Ethics Code set to impact those conducting IVAs, there has never been more pressure on insolvency practitioners to get it right.

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Liquidation Procedure & Practice (E&W)

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

6.25PD hours

The long awaited revision to the Insolvency Rules has now fully bedded in within England & Wales, heralding a modernisation of process and language, and radically altering the way that we communicate with creditors. As always with substantive new legislation, it’s only after it is in force for a while, that issues arise, or interpretations vary.

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Liquidation Procedure & Practice (Scotland)

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

6PD hours

The revision to the Insolvency Rules has now fully bedded in within Scotland, heralding a modernisation of process and language, and radically altering the way that we communicate with creditors. As always with substantive new legislation, it’s only after it is in force for a while, that issues arise, or interpretations vary.

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Litigation in Scotland

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Sometimes in an insolvency, we choose to litigate. In a number of cases, the threat of litigation is enough, but in others we will raise the action and pursue the relevant party. We might be cutting down a gratuitous alienation, raising an action for misfeasance or privately examining a debtor. And what happens if you are the subject of litigation at the instance of an aggrieved party?

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Maximising Recoveries for Creditors

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

As insolvency practitioners, we are appointed to protect the creditors’ interests, and to recover as much as possible as by way of a dividend. We all know to check for and deal with physical assets, but where else in a company or an estate might value be hidden, and how can you realise it?

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Partnership Solutions: Sequestration, PTD and Business DAS

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

What is a partnership and how do you deal with one that is insolvent? A business formation that Scots Law recognises as an individual in its own right, a partnership is subject to the personal insolvency regime.

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Pre-packs and SIP 16

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

The noise around pre-packs continues. Used in the context of administration, a pre-packaged sale out of an insolvency often gives the best return to creditors. Not all creditors are convinced however, and the UK Government keeps a watching brief on pre-pack use and abuse.

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Scottish Securities and Insolvency

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

As IPs, we need to competently handle securities. We need to be able to recognise them, deal with them and rank the secured creditor accordingly. We may need to challenge them and occasionally reduce them.

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Trading in Insolvency

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

5PD hours

Trading a business is one of the most challenging and exciting aspects of our role as IP. Done well, it can maximise returns to creditors. Done badly, we as IPs can end up personally liable for trading losses.

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One Hour Series - Live Webinars

Business Insolvency: Leases, Landlords and Hypothec (Scotland)

1 Hour

£50.00 excl. VAT

1PD hours

As IPs we need to deal regularly with leases and landlords. What is a lease, and what are the rights of a tenant and a landlord in Scotland on insolvency?

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Technical Short: Personal Pensions in Personal Insolvency

1 Hour

£50.00 excl. VAT

1PD hours

We look at whose rights take priority and when; whether a Trustee is ever entitled to the proceeds of a pension; and in what circumstances any element of an over-funded personal pension could be recovered by an IP.

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Business Insolvency: Insolvency of a Charity

1 Hour

£50.00 excl. VAT

1PD hours

In this webinar we will look at how the structure of the organisation dictates the type of insolvency procedure, the regulatory requirements and how to comply, and issues specific to charities and their insolvency.

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Personal and Business Development

Personal Productivity

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

There are few of us who feel we are excelling at being productive. In a demanding job like insolvency, you might feel overwhelmed by your workload or impending statutory deadlines. Alternatively, you want to learn some new techniques for becoming more productive, and improve your work / life balance.

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Effective Writing Skills

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

Effective communication is a key skill for everyone working in insolvency and we aim to produce clear advice letters, emails and reports. We regularly have to convey complex or technical information to lots of different stakeholders (debtors, creditors, lawyers and co-owners to list just a few), with legal implications if we get it wrong.

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Strategic Marketing for IPs

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

Where is your next client coming from? How will businesses know to turn to you as an insolvency practitioner if they run into financial difficulty? In an increasingly competitive environment all IPs need to market their services proactively, not only to inform and attract new clients, but also to maintain and develop relationships with intermediaries.

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Practice Management

Practical AML Policies and Procedures

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

With increased pressure on the AML supervisory bodies to ensure that their members are fulfilling their part in the fight against financial crime, this session looks at how the legal requirements of the Anti Money Laundering Regulations can be put into practice.

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Financial Controls and Annual Compliance Statements

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

The introduction of a strengthened SIP 11 in 2018 placed increase emphasis on the need for robust financial controls within IP practices. It also makes clear the Regulators' expectations that controls should be reviewed at least annually.

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Data Privacy and Cyber Crime Prevention Practices

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Cyber crime continues to rise in scale and complexity, affecting essential services, businesses and private individuals alike. Cyber crime costs the UK billions of pounds, causes untold damage, and threatens national security.

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Avoiding Discrimination and Making Adjustments to Services

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Insolvency practitioners are officers of the Court, which carries with it an expectation that they will behave fairly and reasonably. That will extend to not being discriminatory in the way they conduct their day to day work.

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PII, Bonding and Insurance Considerations

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

The personal nature of insolvency appointments brings with it the spectre of potential personal liability for insolvency practitioners if things go wrong. IPs can protect against these risk via a number of ever-evolving insurance products, some of which are mandated by the terms of their licences whilst others are optional.

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Technical Updates

Anti-Money Laundering 2021

£75.00 excl. VAT

1PD hours

An essential update for insolvency professionals

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Anti-Money Laundering 2020 (Including 5MLD changes)

£75.00 excl. VAT

1PD hours

Meet your annual AML training obligation with the ISS online Anti-Money Laundering Update.

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Administration and SIP 16

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

The rescue procedure of choice, administration gives us a flexible option to a myriad of business recovery situations.

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