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 Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance - IBF Level 2


The ICA in GRC programme is a comprehensive, accredited, graduate level programme, covering a wide range of in-depth, topical subjects in compliance, regulation and AML. Mapped to the IBF standards Level 2, this Diploma will equip you with the necessary theoretical and practical skills for present and future challenges in the international arena.

Who is the course suitable for?

  • Individuals who possess at least 3 years working experience in Compliance / AML 


  • Individuals who completed the ICA Advanced Certificate in Governance, Risk and Compliance (IBF Level 1)

What will you learn?

  • Industry knowledge & awareness
  • Regulatory advisory
  • Compliance risk management
  • Compliance monitoring
  • Inculcating compliance mindset

Download the full syllabus here

Entry requirements

Under the new standards, delegates who want to pursue Diploma programmes must have at least 3 years working experience in Compliance.

In the absence of relevant working experience, the delegates are required to complete the IBF Level 1, leading to the ICA Advanced Certificate in Governance, Risk and Compliance. 

Delegates will be required to demonstrate work in an environment where they are involved in the creation and execution of the compliance or AML function. Roles where a delegate has purely been subject to compliance requirements (e.g. Relationship Manager) would not be considered as applicable.


Kindly email your detailed CV to enrolments@int-comp.org to check your eligibility.

How will you be assessed?

  • Two 2,500-3,500 word assignments
  • Three 3 hours and 15 minutes open book examinations 

Designation upon completion

You will be rewarded:

  • ICA Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance which is awarded by ICA in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester
  • IBF designation of IBF Advanced (“IBFA”) for Compliance


IBF-STS provides 70%* funding for direct training costs subject to a cap of S$7,000 per
participant per programme and subject to all eligibility criteria being met. For ICA’s Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance OR Anti Money Laundering/Counter Financing Terrorism, each module is considered as one programme.

In addition, for IBF-STS programmes commencing on or after 1 July 2016, Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above will be eligible for 90%* co-funding of direct training costs, subject to a cap of S$7,000 per participant per programme.

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Membership of ICA

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

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How do I find out about training options for my firm?

Our dedicated training partner International Compliance Training, offer an in-house option for ICA qualifications. For further information, please visit International Compliance Training's website.

What are the fees, dates and locations for this qualification?

Our dedicated training partner International Compliance Training, offer ICA qualifications in several regions and online courses available wherever you are in the world. To find out more about course fees, locations and dates for this qualification, visit International Compliance Training's website.

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How do I enrol?

In certain jurisdictions and for some qualifications, you will need to enrol directly with our local training partner and these are detailed here.

You can enrol straight away using the link below, or if you need to talk to our training partner about further details, you can do so via the form below. 

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Download syllabus here

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)