STEP CPD Learning

STEP CPD Learning courses are designed on-demand to focus on the various and new developments across all practice areas. All courses are delivered Online.

What is STEP CPD Learning?

STEP CPD Learning courses are developed on-demand to cover technical and non-technical subjects that STEP members deem relevant to their practice. The courses are very topical and they are delivered online. Enrolment is on a rolling basis so you can access and study the materials without waiting for set course dates. There are no assessments at the end of the course.

The courses are suitable for

  • STEP members/TEPs
  • Professionals working in the international trusts industry
  • Those working in the private banking and wealth management industry, including financial advisors, accountants, senior executives, compliance professionals and operational staff working in financial services firms
  • Individuals working in an international commercial business or organisation
  • Lawyers/legal professionals

For more information see course flyer

An Introduction to GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in force, and has introduced significant change in the way that organisations and individuals comply with data protection. Many organisations are still developing their data compliance processes and continuously educating employees to ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities. This pre-recorded, one hour webinar will help you raise awareness of data protection within your workforce.

Topics covered include:

  • The significance of data protection legislation
  • The changes brought about by GDPR
  • The data protection principles
  • Points to consider if you’re a Data Controller
  • Thinking about data subjects
  • Keeping yourself and your business compliant

The webinar has been hosted by Central Law Training, a sister company of STEP’s primary education partner CLT International and is offered free of charge to all STEP Members.

Further information can be found here

Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI)

The ‘Automatic Exchange of Information’ (‘AEOI’) is the term used to describe the exchange of financial information between countries without either party having to request it. The information, which is required for tax purposes to help combat tax evasion, is exchanged automatically and covers individuals, trusts, companies and other entities. As a consequence of FATCA and CRS, service providers and governments around the world are operating in an environment where AEOI is common place. Launched in 2010, FATCA transformed the landscape of tax compliance and prevents US citizens evading tax on their overseas income/access. Following this, the OECD developed the Common Reporting Standard to facilitate the automatic exchange of information between countries to help combat tax evasion. Whilst the issue being addressed is simple, the initiatives which have been introduced have been far from simple.

This innovative and engaging eLearning course has been designed to provide the busy practitioner with a comprehensive commentary on FATCA, CRS and other earlier and proposed AEOI initiatives. It includes a detailed review of the provisions as well as the on-going core reporting requirements and obligations imposed. It will provide you with both up-to-date technical knowledge and the tools necessary to ensure effective implementation and compliance. This course is delivered through an online learning platform, providing you with twelve months’ access to bespoke, interactive course material written by an industry expert. The course is non-assessed and non-certificated, providing an opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills at your convenience.  

Fees are:

  • STEP Members - £449 + UK VAT, if applicable
  • Non-STEP Members - £499 + UK VAT, if applicable

Fees for existing or previous delegates on FATCA and/or CRS looking to upgrade and receive access to the course for another 12 months:

  • STEP Members - £249 + UK VAT, if applicable
  • Non-STEP Members - £299 + UK VAT, if applicable

The course is available for in-house adoption. If you are an employer or STEP Employer Partner looking to purchase multiple licenses for your employees’ learning and development please contact CLT for details of pricing.

How to Enrol

To enrol, please fill out the CPD booking form

For booking queries please contact CLT on +44 (0)121 362 7733