Our qualifications help compliance professionals develop relevant knowledge and best practice for operating within the fields of governance, risk and compliance, financial crime prevention and anti money laundering (AML). Awarded in conjunction with the Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, you can be assured that you are studying for a worthwhile qualification that is the benchmark of excellence.

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ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance

Course level : Advanced

New technologies are changing the role of a compliance professional. Fintech and Regtech are now embedded in compliance lexicon, but what do the terms actually mean, and what are the practical impacts, both positive and negative, that we need to understand and manage? The ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance helps you to answer these questions and apply the answers directly within your organisation.

This course gives you a broad understanding of the regulatory environment as well as the specialist skills and knowledge to be able to identify and manage key regulatory risks today and in the future.

  • Get to grips with the nuances of the regulatory environment and how these impact your organisation
  • Understand why promoting a positive compliance culture is not just good for compliance but good for business
  • Explore how to maximise the benefits of emerging technologies
  • Develop your inter-personal skills so you can be the best Compliance Manager
  • Learn from the experiences of compliance professionals from other firms and sectors and share ideas

This course is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.

 

 

The content of this programme requires students to possess:

  • Sound educational background, e.g. degree or professional qualification in an appropriate discipline
    OR
  • Attainment of an ICA International Advanced Certificate
    OR
  • Three years relevant work experience

This course is suitable for:

  • Compliance Officers/Managers and their Deputies
  • Managers with responsibility for internal compliance controls
  • Risk Managers
  • Internal Audit Staff
  • Regulatory Representatives
  • Individuals who completed the ICA International Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance 
  • Accountants
  • Lawyers
  • Company Secretaries

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  • Understanding governance, risk and regulatory compliance

  • Why we need to understand the regulated environment

  • Why are governance and culture essential for effective regulatory compliance risk management?

  • The role of the compliance department and the compliance professional

  • Risk management as the key to effective compliance

  • Case studies

The conduct of firms and the behaviour of senior management is a key topic in this course and is interwoven throughout the course units. The conduct agenda forms a key part of the virtual classroom discussion.

We have made significant investments in technology and resources to create a new student experience - a blend of self-study, instructor-led virtual classrooms, dynamic discussions around live scenarios, topical reviews of industry events and bite-size videos.  All designed to help you get the most out of the course, increase your chances of success and take away the practical knowledge you need to think differently and perform better in your role.                      

  • 9-month course assessed by 3 written assignments (3,000 – 3,500 words)
  • A mixture of guided online study and participation in live sessions:
    • 2 x virtual classrooms - groups are limited to 36 students to maximise the study experience
    • 2 x tutorials: an opportunity to explore issues discussed in the virtual classrooms, challenge ideas and consolidate understanding
    • 1 x live, immersive learning scenario  - a powerful experience putting you at the centre of a story, helping you bridge the gap between what you know and how you can apply that knowledge in your role
  • 9 x monthly ‘in the spotlight’ videos covering the latest industry developments
  • Proactive support throughout the course to help you stay on track

We have full syllabi available for all of our qualifications. Click here to download a syllabus for this course.

To study for an ICA qualification, you will need to become a member of ICA. If you are not currently a member of the ICA, membership will be added to your basket during checkout.

We have five different levels of individual membership. On completion of this course, you will become automatically eligible for Fellowship of the International Compliance Association (the highest grade of membership).

Find out more about the many benefits of ICA membership.

Holders of this Diploma can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning through the Chartered Banker Institute.  This may reduce the number of modules required to complete the Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age.

 Course fees 

per currency depending on location   
GBP 3550
EUR     3905
USD 4615

 

Course fees stated exclude VAT or local tax, this will be added to your basket at the checkout if applicable. 

If you are funding the course yourself, we offer an interest free instalment plan of eight equal monthly payments.

Membership Fee: £75* (Student membership)

*Payable unless you are already an ICA Member. 

 

 

 

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Thomas Wan Chee Kien

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Jonathan Bowdler

Head of Regulatory Compliance

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Rhodri Kettle

Senior Course Director - Governance, Risk & Compliance

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