Anti Bribery – Interacting with Public Officials

Train your employees on how to avoid the risks of bribing public officials

Key Learning Points:

  • Who are public officials
  • What constitutes as bribery to public officials
  • How are facilitation payments seen as a bribe
  • When are hospitality expenses acceptable
  • How does bribery of public officials affect organisations

Course Overview

This microlearning course on Interacting with Public Officials is part of our Anti-Bribery and Corruption curriculum. Delivered in an engaging, gamified format, the course enables learners to gain an understanding of bribery of public officials and how to maintain ethics and integrity of your business while travelling for work. The course particularly focuses on hidden admin fees, facilitation payments, indirect payments or trading favours in exchange for favourable treatment which can all be seen as bribes.

Learners will go behind the scenes at a fictitious firm, Soma Group. Learners take charge of an International Sales employee within the company who is about to go on their first solo trip to represent the company. Along the way, learners will understand various scenarios involving public officials and how to avoid the pitfalls of bribery and corruption.

Course Details

  • Engaging microlearning format
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




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The Assessment

Learners are tested on their knowledge of bribery and corruption against a number of scenarios involving public officials. The challenge is to report back to the manager Erina having avoided bribing public officials on the trip. Learners must take the right decisions to arrive at the main outcome of the challenge. Learners can also take the assessment again to improve the outcome.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

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Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute.

1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10
£34.50 / per learner
11 - 20
£29 / per learner
21 - 50
£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
101 - 150
£11.50 / per learner
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

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If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!
Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100
£34.50 / per learner
101 - 200
£29 / per learner
201 - 300
£24.50 / per learner
301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
501 - 750
£14.50 / per learner
751 - 1000
£11.50 / per learner
1001 - 2500
£9.50 / per learner
2501 - 5000
£7 / per learner
5000 - 10,000
£6 / per learner
10,000 +

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  • All courses in our catalogue
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  • New courses added regularly
  • Branded, downloadable posters
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  • Regular course updates
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Unlimited help desk support
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

Importance of Anti-Bribery and Corruption Training

A key area within anti-bribery and corruption regulation is the risk associated with offering bribes to public officials. There are a number of ethical and legal issues around offering a bribe to public officials. Hidden admin fees, indirect payments and facilitation payments are all considered as bribes however some employees may not have prior knowledge of this. Adhering to good practice at all times as well as having a robust anti-bribery and corruption policy can help businesses maintain integrity and compliance.


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

A foreign public official works on behalf of a foreign government and has access to vital information. Under various anti-bribery and corruption regulations, the bribery of a foreign public official is considered a serious crime. If a foreign public official is bribed, there could be severe repercussions for individuals and businesses in the form of imprisonment and fines.

An organisation can be held responsible for any bribery offence or corruption which occurs within their organisation and if there is proof of lack of adequate measures in place. In July 2018, Australian Consulting firm Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) were found guilty of bribing Vietnamese public officials in order to secure work on aid projects from 2006-2011.

A facilitation payment can be considered as a bribe when made to a foreign public or government official with the intention to persuade them to expedite an administrative process to benefit the bribing party. While a facilitation payment is considered a bribe under the UK Bribery Act 2010, Australia and America do not consider facilitation payments to be corrupt in nature.

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