Governance, Risk & Compliance Qualifications

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The role of the compliance officer continues to grow in significance. Recent global events in financial services have further determined the crucial part compliance plays in minimising risk. The daily challenges faced mean the importance of having the right skills and knowledge cannot be underestimated. Compliance is the responsibility of all staff and whether new to compliance or an experienced practitioner, there is an ICA Compliance programme to suit you.

Find out more about a career in compliance here.

Following the hugely successful open day we held in February this year, we're coming back in September! The ICA Open Day is the best way to find out more about ICA qualifications and how they can benefit your career:

  • Find out which qualification is best suited to your experience and career aspirations
  • Discover how an ICA qualification can add credibility and value to your CV
  • Gain insight into the student experience and learning journey
  • Learn more about your chosen discipline of AML, compliance or financial crime prevention
  • Hear from past students about how an ICA qualification has enhanced their skills and opportunities
  • Speak to recruiters about your career options

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Introductory level

ICA Certificate in Compliance

This short course provides an excellent introduction to compliance for all staff within an organisation. it provides knowledge of the regulatory environment as well as operational compliance issues. The course is ideal to be run in-house and can be tailored to your organisation's specific needs.

Intermediate level

ICA Advanced Certificate in Compliance

ICA International Advanced Certificate in Compliance

These qualifications are suitable for those who wish to begin a career in the growth area of compliance or those who are relatively new to compliance. By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of the regulatory environment and the role of the compliance officer.


ICA Specialist Certificate in Corporate Governance

Suitable for anyone requiring knowledge of corporate governance.

Advanced level

ICA Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance

ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance

These graduate level Diplomas are designed for those already working in a compliance role who wish to expand their knowledge and skills further. By the end of the course, you will have a thorough understanding of the compliance function and the management of risk. By studying best practice you can harmonise approaches and implement an effective compliance culture at your firm.

ICA Diploma in Business Compliance

This course will enable compliance professionals working outside financial services (e.g. telecoms and manufacturing) to embed a culture of compliance and implement methods of continuous improvement. The Diploma will develop the compliance/risk management knowledge and skills of individuals and thereby enhance the overall reputation and performance of firms.

Expert level

ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance

A qualification designed for industry leaders and senior practitioners in the UK.

View course dates and locations for these courses here or enrol onto a course online here