News: FSTP and Unicorn Deal Raises Compliance Training Bar
Leading financial services consulting and training specialists, FSTP, has joined forces with online learning and performance developers, Unicorn Training, to introduce an enhanced sector-specific compliance learning solution that includes integrated T&C guidance and CPD management.
As two of the UK’s most prominent financial services training providers the new strategic partnership brings a more targeted, streamlined approach to compliance for FCA regulated firms.
Firms and their employees will be able to access industry-leading online compliance training specific to their sector, which is constantly evolving in line with regulatory change and emerging industry challenges.
The partnership builds on the early success of Unicorn’s flagship online regulatory training solution, ComplianceServe, launched last summer to help firms manage their compliance needs through one secure portal that combines a library of high-quality learning assets with advanced content, development and management tools.
In December 2014 FSTP won the Thomson Reuters 2014 Best Compliance Consultancy Firm Award, voted for by FSTP clients. In January 2015 Unicorn’s learning and performance platform, SkillsServe, was ranked as the top LMS for the financial services sector in the Top 50 LMSs Report 2015*.
Mark Jones, Unicorn Commercial Director, said: “With FSTP we are enriching existing content and developing new titles within the ComplianceServe library, including creating sector-specific case studies and scenarios. With integrated T&C and CPD tracking, ComplianceServe will be the market’s broadest, most comprehensive compliance training solution.
“Compliance goes far beyond just training, it’s embedding genuine wider behavioural change. ComplianceServe has been well received and with FSTP’s expertise and experience in consultancy and face-to-face training we will be able to deliver a truly blended and tailored learning experience.
“FSTP are hugely respected within financial services. We have worked with FSTP in a few different ways previously and this is a formalisation of that relationship to bring real compliance benefits for those working in heavily regulated environments where time is precious.”
Philippa Grocott, Partner at FSTP, added: “We recognise the importance of delivering blended learning solutions that deliver at the right level to the right audience, with engaging content which can be accessed at the right time.
“Unicorn is well known throughout the financial services industry for its quality online learning solutions. It makes perfect sense for two award-winning firms to combine capabilities to deliver ComplianceServe, an essential requirement for any financial services firm that wants to stay ahead of the regulatory focus.”
Unicorn has been creating learning and development and compliance solutions for the UK’s ever-changing FS sector for over 25 years. *As well as being ranked top financial services LMS, SkillsServe was also 5th overall in the Top 50 LMSs Report, compiled by global eLearning analyst Craig Weiss.
FSTP provides first class training and consultancy services across all sectors of the financial services industry.