ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance

Sharpen your strategic skills so you’re equipped to hold the most senior AML/financial crime prevention positions.

Enrolment dates & fees


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Course details

With a focus on AML, managing fraud, anti-bribery and corruption, this qualification has helped transform hundreds of senior AML and financial crime prevention professionals from all over the world into inspirational leaders.

  • Specialist knowledge – achieve the highest level in the field
  • Strategic thinking – realise your leadership ambitions
  • Innovation – explore new ideas, best practice, and future developments from a global perspective
  • Fellowship of ICA – become automatically eligible for the highest grade of membership
  • Networking – grow with other like-minded, senior professionals

Course dates: 5 August 2024

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Instalment payment plan

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Become an ICA member

When you enrol onto this course you will join an international
community of over 30,000 members. Benefits include:

  • Access to the uniquely personalised ICA Learning Hub
  • Weekly webinars covering the latest industry
  • Discounts on ICA events and further ICA courses

The fee for ICA membership will be added separately to your basket when you enrol online for this course.

What will I learn?

  • Financial crime risks: science or art?
  • Ethics, corporate governance and responsibility 
  • Managing the internal AML enemy 
  • Cyber security: threats to the organisation
  • FinTech and financial crime compliance
  • Fraud and internal threat
  • Risk-based approach: too busy or too afraid
  • Sanctions: a changing landscape

Course format

This is a 12-month programme with materials delivered online for you to study in your own time and at your own pace. You will also attend the following live, virtual sessions:

  • Eight masterclasses over four weekends
  • Eight group tutorials that give the opportunity to reflect, interpret and apply the knowledge from the masterclasses
  • (Optional) Five virtual classrooms spread over the duration of the course, designed to support the networking element of the course as well as focus on the latest global developments

The programme is assessed through the creation of a reflective journal consisting of eight masterclass commentaries (1,000–1,500 words) and a competency-based interview.

This is an executive-level programme suitable for:

  • Heads/directors of compliance, AML, financial crime prevention and risk (or those who aspire to be in these roles)
  • Compliance, AML and financial crime managers
  • Regulatory representatives and FIU staff
  • Company directors/board members

To be eligible, you must have at least three years' experience in a senior management role OR one year in a senior management role and at least ten years’ overall career experience in financial crime compliance.

Holders of an ICA Diploma may be allowed some discretion against this entry criteria. For example, if you have some experience carrying out senior management activities, we can consider your application.

Your eligibility will be assessed before being accepted onto the course. Please contact us for more information.

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How often does this course run?

There are three intakes a year for this course. For the latest intake dates see above.

What payment options are there?

If you are self-funding, can pay for the course in full by credit or debit card or pay in ten interest-free instalments. If your employer is paying for the course you can select the invoice option when enrolling online.

Discounts for low GDP countries?

If you reside in one of the countries on this list you will receive a 15% discount on this course. The discount will automatically be added at checkout when you enrol.

Does the course fee include local tax?

Local tax if applicable will be added to your basket on check out.

Why do I need to be a member of ICA to do this course?

As a professional, awarding body ICA requires you to be an Associate member while you’re studying for your course (unless you are already a member). You will benefit from being part of a global, like-minded community and will receive access to additional resources, insight and learning to support your studies. Once you’ve completed your course, you will be eligible to become an ICA Fellow (the highest level of membership) and you will receive your first year of membership at no cost. Renewing your membership showcases your commitment to ongoing learning and continues to provide you with a range of benefits including digital badges to share on social media and discounts on further ICA courses and global events.

How will this course make me stand out from the crowd?

ICA qualifications are internationally recognised as evidence of high levels of competence in regulatory and financial crime compliance. Many employers all over the world specify an ICA qualification as pre-requisite for roles. ICA Professional Postgraduate Diplomas are unique leadership programmes designed to prepare you to hold the highest regulatory and financial crime compliance positions in a firm. Once you have completed the course you are also exclusively eligible for a master’s degree top-up offered by The University of Manchester.

How much self-study time do I need to set aside?

We recommend that you allow for 2-4 hours study per week but plan to increase this around your times of assessment.