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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 2 sections

  1. 1 Modern Slavery Spectrum
  2. 2 You and Your Organisation
A still of a slave being sold by a perpetrator - Modern Slavery Training
A modern slave in our Modern Slavery Training

Modern Slavery is an umbrella term that covers various words like slavery, servitude, forced labour & human trafficking.  There are many different categories that sit within these types and they often overlap, so a victim of one type of slavery can often be a victim of two or three. Throughout this course, we will be sharing case studies to raise awareness of the most common types and to show you how to spot the signs.

Organisations that might be guilty of Modern Slavery

In this section, we’ll discuss what you and your organisation can do to help eradicate it and will cover; how to report any concerns or suspicions, compliance with the Modern Slavery Act, working practices and policies and your organisation's supply chain. We also include a couple of extra case studies from two industries that are at high risk for modern slavery.

About this course

Modern Slavery is an on-going issue within the United Kingdom. In 2017, the National Referral Mechanism reported that over 5000 potential victims were submitted, from 116 different nationalities. Which is a 35% increase from 2016. In fact, there are more slaves in the world today (40 million) than ever before.

Modern-day slavery is a crime. It includes slavery, human trafficking, forced or compulsory labour and servitude. People subject to slavery have to work against their will and do not have freedom of choice. 

Someone is defined as being a victim of slavery if they are:

  • forced to work
  • controlled or owned by an individual or organisation that uses physical or mental exploitation 
  • dehumanised and is bought or sold as 'property'
  • is constrained or has restricted freedom of movement
  • deceived into servitude

This online Modern Slavery training course aims to educate users on identifying signs of modern-day slavery and to give confidence to people to speak up about it. 

Michelle Livings, a presenter of Modern Slavery Training

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Michelle Livings

The importance of Modern Slavery Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Modern Slavery Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Modern Slavery Training course concludes with a 10 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Modern Slavery Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Modern Slavery Certificate

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Waste time a module that has nothing to do with my current work

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very pleased to have undertaken this course

Eye opening subject.

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Better than I thought it would be.

Very thought provoking. the obvious modern types are self explanatory but the less obvious ones are an eye opener. Someone sitting next to you in an office may be a victim..never thought of that one.

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

What is the Modern Slavery Act 2015?

The Modern Slavery Act 2015, is designed to combat modern-day slavery within the UK. 

What are the aims of the modern slavery act?

The Act was created in order to help law enforcement to punish those who are involved in these acts and also increasing the amount of support that victims receive. As well as other factors, the Act aims to;

  • create an independent anti-slavery commissioner
  • require businesses over a certain size to publish any actions taken to ensure there is no modern slavery within their business or supply chain
  • introduce a defence for victims
  • assign an obligation to the Secretary of State to produce statutory guidance for victims.

The Act will "send the strongest possible message to criminals that if you are involved in this disgusting trade in human beings, you will be arrested, you will be prosecuted and you will be locked up."

James Brokenshire - Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Penalties of non-compliance to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Penalties for non-compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 can have significant consequences for individuals and businesses involved in modern slavery offenses or failing to meet their obligations. Here are key points you need to regarding the penalties:

Criminal Offences

The slavery act introduces criminal offences related to modern slavery which can include everything from forced labour to human trafficking. Any individuals found guilty of a modern slavery offence will be subject to lengthy prison sentences, substantial unlimited fines or both. 

Raising awareness with modern slavery online training is one of the best ways to protect your business. 

Ancillary Orders

The court may also impose an ancillary order to further address the consequences of the offence to ensure justice. These usually include forfeiture of assets or proceeds derived from the offences, confiscation orders, compensation orders to provide restitution to victims, and slavery and trafficking prevention orders.

Corporate Liability

While the Act does not prescribe specific penalties for non-compliance with the transparency in supply chains as a requirement, businesses should be aware of the potential reputational damage and legal consequences that can arise from non-compliance.

Non-compliance may result in public scrutiny, negative media attention, loss of business contracts, and damage to the brand's reputation.

Business benefits

This online training course will help you raise awareness and educate your employees on the signs of slavery, helping to build their confidence and increase the likelihood that they’ll speak up if they notice anything suspicious.

This’ll help you root out any potential slavery in your supply chain, making sure that you stay legally compliant, increasing your moral standing and reputation with customers, and, most importantly, improving the lives of people forced into servitude the world over.

In 2021 - 2022 a report from the independent anti-slavery commissioner stated that “ The Modern Slavery and Exploitation Helpline received 8489 calls, webforms and app submissions in 2021, a 6% increase on contacts in 202” Showing how explotiation and awareness are both on the rise. To not leave your company in the past we strongly advise modern slavery online training to all employees. 

Has the Modern Slavery Act been updated?

In June 2021, an amendment bill was introduced and at the time of writing this bill is currently in the first reading within the House of Lords, which proposes more transparency within the supply chain to identify exploitation. If this bill passes, we will be sure to update our training so it stays relevant.

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