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 Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance (FCC)


The ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance is an expert level qualification for senior practitioners with a focus on AML, fraud and anti-bribery and corruption.

  • Demonstrate the highest level of specialist knowledge and skills in your field
  • Drive your personal leadership ambitions
  • Develop new ideas, explore cutting-edge best practice and gain a global perspective
  • Become automatically eligible for Fellowship of the International Compliance Association (the highest grade of membership)

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

Who will the course benefit?

  • Heads of Compliance, AML and Financial Crime Prevention
  • Compliance, AML and Financial Crime Managers and senior staff
  • Senior Risk staff
  • Senior Internal and External Audit staff
  • Company Secretaries
  • Accountants
  • Legal Practitioners
  • Regulatory Representatives and FIU Staff
  • Law enforcement
  • Company Directors/Board Members


What will you learn?

The syllabus covers a variety of key issues relevant at a senior level and is designed to provide an insight into risks and potential hurdles faced by your organisation. The syllabus is delivered by an exclusive series of high profile masterclasses covering relevant topics.

  • Standards, Research and Assessment
  • Financial Crime Compliance
  • Managing Risk and Creating Value through Critical Thinking
  • Fraud and internal Threats
  • Cyber Security: Threats to the Organisation
  • The Effective Use of Information Technology in Financial Crime Compliance (FCC)
  • AML/FCC in the Context of Organised Crime and Corruption
  • De-risking - Linking Risk Assessment to Business Strategy
  • Sanctions: Perspectives from the Regulato


Entry requirements

Download the entry requirements here

How will you be assessed?

  • The production of 8 x 1000-1500 word masterclass commentaries: these are summaries of the key learning points outlined in the masterclasses and its impact on your own practice, which forms the reflective journal.
  • First submission of each commentary will be reviewed by the Programme Director and feedback provided.
  • A three hour competency-based interview, using information describing your career to date and other evidence you wish to submit to map your knowledge, skills and experience against the National Occupational Standards


Access to Master's Degrees

Holders of this qualification can apply for the MSc in Law and Financial Crime Compliance offered by the University of Law (studied via online-distance learning) as well as MPhil degrees offered by The University of Manchester Alliance Business School. You may also receive Approved Prior Learning (APL) towards other university master’s degrees where there is overlap in course content.


Membership of ICA

In order to study any ICA course you will need to become a member of ICA











What does it cost?

ICA Membership Fee £102
Course Fee** £6950 (+VAT)





All costs are (+ VAT or local taxes if applicable). 

Prices may differ in countries where the course is priced in local currency. 

**Students currently residing in certain low GDP countries receive a 15% discount on this fee. View list of applicable countries here. 


Download syllabus here

Download qualifications framework here

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When and where can I study?

Visit International Compliance Training's website, our dedicated training partner, for information on the locations and dates for this course. 

View details of masterclasses ► 

Your application must be accompanied by the following documents (and will not be reviewed until these are also received):

  • Job profile
  • CV
  • Organisational chart*

*If you are unable to provide an organisational chart or this does not apply to your role, please provide an explanation with your application.

Your eligibility for the course will be assessed before your enrolment is accepted.

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Help and support

Alternatively contact us on +44(0)121 362 7534 / studentservices@int-comp.org (Qualifications)
or +44(0)121 362 7747 / membership@int-comp.org (Membership)