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R3 Training Festival

The Training Academy is set to launch on the 18th January 2021 and is designed to suit a range of learning styles and preferences, which enable professionals to grow and develop throughout their career. The R3 training pathway delivers training courses at multiple levels of expertise to progress and advance practical skills and knowledge in the insolvency and restructuring profession. 

We look forward to welcoming you on this exciting venture and we'll be kicking off with a completely free Virtual Training Festival in January, more details below.

P.S. Look out for our brand new Training Academy website coming soon!



To celebrate the launch of the Training Academy on the 18th January 2021, R3 is hosting a free weeklong Virtual Training Festival to showcase the new courses on offer.

The Virtual Training Festival will host five free introductory sessions over a week that cover a range of soft skills, insolvency and restructuring topics. Each session will give you the opportunity to sample the new virtual training experience and get a feel for how the new R3 Training Academy can benefit you. Sessions will include:

  • A session from the insolvency bootcamp
  • A live virtual classroom on ethics within the profession
  • Overview of our 21-chapter Introduction to Insolvency course
  • plus more..
This Festival is completely free for both Members and Non Members and when you book you will get access to the full week. You must register to attend in order to receive Joining Instructions - please click here to register. 

Please note bookings will close on Sunday 17th January 2021.

Thanks to our Sponsors:

A big thanks to our sponsors, Azets, Accountants and Business Advisors who without, this Training Festival would not be possible:

Membership Category Price Excluding VAT
Member FREE
Non-Member FREE

Monday 18th January: Introduction to Insolvency Virtual Classroom course

Our first free taster session will showcase R3s new Introduction to Insolvency virtual classroom course. Our virtual classroom courses offer a live, interactive and engaging experience that includes breakout sessions, case studies and quizzes. During the taster session, you will hear an overview of the content of the Introduction to Insolvency classroom course and have a chance to speak with our experts in a Q&A session.

The Introduction to Insolvency virtual classrooms provide training on specialist insolvency skills, designed to kick start your career as an Insolvency professional. To complement the Introduction to Insolvency certification, these sessions teach practical skills required for new professionals. Led by a variety of expert speakers, each session will be delivered via our dynamic virtual classroom software. 


Sam Fenwick, Partner, Moon Beever - view bio
Neil Speight, KPMG
Nick O'Reilly, Associate Director, Manolete Partners plc - view bio


Tuesday 19th January: Insolvency Bootcamp Series

This session will introduce our new Bootcamp series that is perfect for intermediate-level professionals with up to five years of experience in restructuring or insolvency. The Bootcamp series develops an understanding of topical and timely subjects over 6-8 weeks. The series is delivered in weekly one-hour sessions, each containing a live 30-minute presentation, 20-minute case review and 10-minute discussion with the presenter. Delegates are provided with reading lists to guide self-directed study to enhance the learning experience. The series includes best practice theory, case studies and examples for each topic, to train delegates in applying practical skills to real-life scenarios. This taster session will introduce a bootcamp focussed on skills for insolvency professionals. Professionals in insolvency will benefit from this taster session to gain insight into this new training format.


Amrit Khosa, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP - view bio
Dominic Dumville, Partner, Mercer & Hole
James Hopkirk, Restructuring Director, Kreston Reeves LLP - view bio
Jamie Leader, Partner, Eversheds Sutherlands


Wednesday 20th January: Ethics Compliance Training 

Our Wednesday taster session will explore our ethics compliance training course, aimed at supporting professionals and organisations in complying with ethical requirements. Ethics is more than just knowing the rules, it is about understanding the implications of and identifying ethical dilemmas. With the introduction of the revised Ethical Code earlier this year it has never been more important to ensure that you, and all of your staff, are fully aware of the requirements of the Code.  This taster session will give an insight into what to expect from the course and have the chance to ask questions in a Q&A session with one of our experts. 


Julia McKay, Senior Manager, RSM UK - view bio
Gareth LimbCompliance Director, Compliance On Call - view bio


Thursday 21st January: Insolvency eLearning Certification 

This fireside discussion will explore the Training Academy’s new 21-chapter eLearning certification. R3’s certification courses enable users to gain recognised R3 certification throughout their career trajectory in insolvency. These expert-certified courses are tailored to three levels of learning: 

Principles: Recommended for new professionals, with 0-5 years of experience
Intermediate: Recommended for mid-career level professionals, 6-14 years of experience
Advanced: Recommended for senior professionals with at least 15 years of professional experience 

Our principles-level certification course will be available at the Training Academy launch. This course delivers comprehensive training on all topics relevant to new insolvency professionals and related legislation. The course consists of 21 pre-recorded webinars, covering both corporate and personal insolvency, and will equip delegates with essential knowledge and an understanding of all insolvency procedures.


Louise Durkan, Managing Director, Quantuma Advisory Limited - view bio
Sarah Balsom, Senior Manager, Quantuma Advisory Limited - view bio
Gemma Kaplan, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP - view bio
Harry Clark, Pinsent Masons LLP


Friday 22nd January: Wellbeing for Remote Workers

R3 understands the pressure that Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals are facing right now. Increased isolation and increased workloads alongside the ongoing financial uncertainty from the pandemic are impacting work-life balance, levels of work-stress and putting professionals at risk of burnout and mental health problems. 

In collaboration with Elemental Wellbeing we will be providing an interactive and supportive session which will focus on helping you understand more about optimising your own wellbeing and how you can meaningfully embed wellbeing objectives into your personal and professional development plan for the year ahead. We will also cover how you can support your colleagues and clients by using empathic communication skills and role-modelling resilience. 


Dr Catherine Marshall, Co-Founder, Elemental Wellbeing - view bio
Andy Coughlin, Co-Founder, Elemental Wellbeing



When and Where

18-22 January 2021 - 17:00-18:00




For more information please contact
Robert Beer
Robert Beer
Head of Training