Embargoes & Sanctions Compliance Training Course

Embargoes and sanctions prohibit all transactions with an entity, trading of certain commodities, or supplying critical goods.

They may also require positive actions like freezing assets or enforcing travel bans. Violating embargoes and sanctions can result in fines as well as criminal charges.

Our Embargoes and Sanctions Training Course will help your employees understand what sanctions are, how they impact your business and how to comply with them.

Start a Free Trial

Chevron Skillcast chevron graphic
Embargoes & Sanctions Compliance Training Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Course Library. 

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Understand the purpose of embargoes and sanctions
  • Explain the steps to take to comply with embargoes and sanctions
  • Comply with company sanctions policies and procedures
  • Know how to seek advice or report suspected sanctions breaches

New in 2021

  • Full design review by a sanctions expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • Six illustrative news stories added
  • Content updated to reflect Brexit
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • Updated post-course assessment questions

Course outline


What are embargoes & sanctions?

- Types of embargoes and sanctions
- You make the call: Is it restricted or not?
- Who imposes embargoes and sanctions?
- Sanctions terminology
- Consequences: In the news…
- You make the call: Is there a risk of sanction violations?

Sanctions controls

- Company sanctions
- What embargoes and sanctions mean for us
- Your obligations
- You make the call: Is it correct or not?

The impact of sanctions across your operations

- Customer on-boarding
- Payments
- Payment stripping
- Third parties
- You make the call: Is it True or False?
- Importing and exporting
- You make the call: Identifying red flags
- What do you think: Do the rules apply?
- Best practice for importing and exporting

Screening & matching

- The screening and matching process
- You make the call: What type of match is it?
- Best practice: Screening and matching

Entities: Ownership & control

- Scenario: Sanctions and ownership
- Scenario: Insuring entities
- Scenario: The exporter

Scenario: Sapphire

- Sanctions checks
- The workaround

Reporting & record-keeping obligations

- You make the call: Louis' customer
- Record keeping




Try our courses for free...

Compliance Essentials Library is our best-selling comprehensive corporate training solution.

100+ e-learning and microlearning courses that help companies from SMEs to global corporates achieve compliance success.

Start a Free Trial

Chevron Skillcast chevron graphic
Compliance Essentials

Course Specifications



Approximately 45-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience is required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.



Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.