Export Control Organisation - Training Programme

Export Control training courses

The Export Control Organisation runs a comprehensive programme of seminars and workshops for companies whose exports are of a defence, security, high tech or strategic nature.  The courses designed to extend the knowledge and awareness of all exporters about their legal responsibilities in the field of export controls on military and dual-use goods:

  • Beginners workshop - A half-day course for those either new to the subject or who only require a broad overview. This event is held approximately 8 times a year, at regional venues as well as in London.
  • Intermediate seminar - A full-day event comprising a series of formal presentations. It is aimed at those who already have a basic knowledge of the controls and/or those who only require a broad overview. This workshop is held approximately 8 times a year, at regional venues as well as in London.
  • Making better licence applications - On this half-day workshop, attendees will be taken step by step through the licence application process on SPIRE (the ECO's licence application database). These workshops are held in London, usually 1 each month.
  • Control list classification and use of the checker tools - This is a full-day workshop. The objective is to give attendees confidence in identifying control list entries that specify their products. It is aimed at those who already have some knowledge of the rating process - those who are not very familiar with export controls would benefit from attending a more general course first.

To book a training session delivered by the ECO, download the latest ECO Training Bulletin, complete the form, and return to: denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk

e-Learning in export controls

Online export control training programmes are available for the UK defence industry to support responsible exporting and demonstrate a commitment to compliance.

About ECO

The Export Control Organisation (ECO), is the UK's regulatory strategic export licensing authority responsible for issuing licences for military and dual-use items.

The ECO is committed to providing a comprehensive programme of seminars and workshops to help exporters better understand the controls and their responsibilities. They can provide both scheduled and bespoke training, charged at a modest fee.

For further information contact:

Export Control Organisation, Bay 360, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

BIS ECO Helpline - 020 7215 4594 or email: eco.help@bis.gsi.gov.uk