ICA launches the ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance

This expert level course with a focus on anti money laundering, fraud and anti bribery and corruption has been designed for senior professionals looking to take their career to the next level.

With the demand for exceptional specialists working in the areas of anti money laundering and fraud prevention on the increase, the qualification is designed to provide more than just a thorough understanding of the latest issues. The course aims to educate, stimulate and help business leaders develop their expertise so they can perform at the highest level in their firm.

The programme is a fusion of academic excellence, experiential learning and working towards individuals’ professional goals.

Bill Howarth, ICA Chief Executive, had this to say about the new qualification:

“We’re delighted that we can now offer an expert-level qualification for AML and fraud prevention professionals to complement the existing Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance.  Financial crime compliance is a huge focus for firms right now and this qualification has been designed to help senior staff explore the global perspective and develop enhanced critical thinking skills to help take their business forward.”

The qualification which is awarded in association with the Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester takes 9 months to complete with teaching taking place over two residential weekends in either London or Oxford. This format has been created with the busy senior professional in mind whilst also being accessible to students travelling from overseas. Topics explored include: managing risk and creating value through critical thinking; fraud and internal threats; cyber security;  organised crime and corruption;  linking de-risking to business strategy and sanctions. Assessment is by way of a competence-based interview that maps knowledge, skills and experience against the National Occupational Standards of Competence.