UK Sanctions Essentials | Certificate Course - Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists



Core Lessons for UK Sanctions

Avoid costly penalties by learning vital principles. Anyone trading globally and with UK companies will benefit from UK Essentials. The course comprises 7 training hours across 4 weeks online. Each lesson provides you with vital preparation for UK sanctions.

Extensive Course Content for Full UK Compliance –
Proper Sanctions Training Structured for Easy Learning

7 CSS CE Credits

Valid for CSS Accreditation

Digital Certificate

You’ll start with the basics

Your education begins with learning the basics of UK sanctions and progressing to reading assignments in preparation for one of two 90-minute online, interactive classes.

You’ll get a thorough grounding

The first class gives you a thorough grounding in UK policy from enactment to administration, discussing Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (SAMLA), OFSI, and other agencies. The second class discusses recognizing sanctions risks, due diligence, screening, reporting a breach to OFSI, and other topics, all guiding you in creating your own sanctions compliance program.

You’ll develop your understanding

We’ll elaborate on UK guidance, talk about the consequences of non-compliance, and cover the topics that you must know. You will experience Q&A sessions, student polls, and practice questions prepared so that you understand all aspects of UK compliance before your one-hour exam of multiple-choice questions.

Only part of what you will know by the end of the course…

  • What is the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) and its mission?
  • What are the other relevant UK agencies?
  • The different kinds of sanctions.
  • All about the UK sanctions lists.
  • Who must comply?
  • Penalties and fines.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Due diligence.
  • Walking tour of OFSI Online: where to find the information you need.
  • Core prohibitions under main OFSI-administered financial sanctions.
  • OFSI lists and screening.
  • How to obtain licenses.
  • Important concepts or terms used throughout UK-administered sanctions programs.


How is it structured?

Self-paced e-learning course (30 minutes): UK Sanctions Foundations

Reading Assignment (30 minutes)

Virtual Classroom #1: Legal Authorities, Categories, Core Prohibitions and How OFSI Works (90 minutes)

Reading Assignment (30 minutes)

Virtual Classroom #2: Compliance/Risk Management and Enforcement (90 minutes)

Reading Assignment/Case Study (30 minutes)

Final assessment (45 minutes)

ACSS Virtual Learning


Who Should Take the UK Sanction Certificate Course?

ANYONE requiring knowledge of the prime elements of UK sanctions rules and regulations needs to look no further than UK Essentials. This course has been constructed to keep businesses and those acting for them compliant while focusing precisely on the information needed.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds, ranging from accountants and lawyers to compliance officers and businessmen seeking help with UK compliance. Your background is not as important as your need to learn the essential information to keep on the right side of the law. We’re here to help you.

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Instruction from TOP Practitioners

Course Instructor

Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin is a partner with Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, where he advises traders, shipowners, freight forwarders, insurers, and brokers on a host of regulatory and compliance issues, including international trade sanctions, export controls, customs, and anti-corruption legislation.

He advises on all aspects of the EU and UK sanctions legislation, and he is also familiar with the application of US sanctions to non-US persons.

As well as advice on dispute resolution, customs, and regulatory compliance (including ways to engage effectively with HMRC and other regulators), Daniel also advises on compliance procedures and controls which traders, shipowners, logistics companies, banks, insurers, and brokers should adopt to minimise risk.

Course Instructor

Ian Matthews

Ian is Principal Consultant at Fairgreen Consulting, an independent advisory and training partner committed to ensuring clients’ businesses are in best shape to face the rising pressure of economic and trade sanctions.

With a background in international financial services across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, Ian now provides consulting and training services to organisations and businesses looking to enhance their sanctions compliance. He has an established background in implementing pragmatic yet effective compliance programmes, policies and practice.

He has strong sector knowledge of financial services, transport and international physical trade. Ian has spoken regularly at international conferences and has delivered training to global audiences on behalf of clients.



“I found the UK Sanctions course to be really detailed and engaging throughout. The speakers were extremely knowledgeable and covered topics that might not normally be known widely by sanctions professionals. Using real world examples and case studies, the course helped to contextualise what I was learning and seeing how to apply the knowledge in my role.”
Jeff Teahan

International Sanctions Specialist – Bloomberg LP
United Kingdom