whistleblowing online learning

Whistleblowing – Online Learning

It’s important that organisations understand their obligations for compliance with the whistleblowing code of practice. With this e-learning course:

  • Outline the procedures and guidelines for whistleblowing within the organisation, emphasising the importance of a robust whistleblowing system
  • Promote personal compliance with whistleblowing procedures
  • Improve understanding of your rights regarding whistleblowing
  • Develop and foster a compliance culture that prioritises transparency, ethics, and accountability, creating an environment where employees feel safe and encouraged to speak up
  • Avoid potentially costly litigation, fines, employee dissatisfaction and bad publicity​ for your business

Course Introduction

Employers have an obligation to provide an open and transparent workplace, where employees feel safe to speak up on issues they are concerned about. It is good practice to develop a clear whistleblowing procedure that all employees are aware of and understand. This will ensure employees feel safe to blow the whistle on issues that are in the public interest.

This whistleblowing e-learning course focuses on how employees are protected by whistleblowing law when they are doing it for the right reasons, and why whistleblowing is important to both them and the organisation. There is also an emphasis on ensuring whistleblowing standards are set and followed with the aim of creating an open and supportive culture.

Course Content

Module 1 - Whistleblowing – Why blow the whistle
  • Understanding why whistleblowing is important and why everyone has a responsibility to do it
  • Establishing the legal position on whistleblowing and employee protection under the law
  • Interpreting what legally qualifies as whistleblowing
  • Reviewing a series of scenarios to test understanding of when whistleblowing should be used
Module 2 – Whistleblowing – How to blow the whistle
  • Establishing the right way and the right reasons for whistleblowing
  • Identifying who should be told when you want to blow the whistle
  • Examining the importance of a whistleblowing policy
  • Highlighting what to do if you are not taken seriously or are treated unfairly as a result of whistleblowing
  • Reviewing practical tips for whistleblowing with useful support links​
Module 3 - Ethical Leadership and Whistleblowing
  • Identify why it is important to create a culture of trust
  • Establish to set the right leadership tone for a whistleblowing culture
  • Examine the importance of talking about problems before they become a crisis
  • Review the process for managing a whistleblowing conversation
  • Identify the need for confidentiality
  • Understand the measures you should take to move forward from a whistleblowing situation
Module 4 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners


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All content is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure technical accuracy, best practice and legal compliance for your learners. Updates are all automatically made to content.


Your employees will receive personalised and dated certificates upon successful completion of our CPD certified e-learning courses. All courses have relevant accreditations.


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