ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance

Course level : ICA Diplomas

There are four intakes a year for this course: March, July, September and December.
Closing date for enrolments: 13 March 2023

New technologies are changing the role of a compliance professional. Fintech and Regtech are now embedded in compliance lexicon, but what do the terms 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.

Gain 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 the impact to 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.

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If you're interested in a career as a Compliance Officer or Risk Manager and want to know more about the skills and qualifications needed, visit our Compliance Career page .

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

Learners are required to have ONE of the following:

A good standard of spoken and written English is required for this course.

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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  • The need for regulation and lessons from history

  • Managing the regulatory relationship

  • Understanding behavioural compliance

  • Achieving effective corporate governance

  • Effective regulatory risk management

  • The role of the compliance function

  • The role of the compliance professional

A flexible, part-time format designed for busy, working professionals. A mix of guided, online study and attendance at live, virtual classrooms delivered by industry experts.

  • 9-month course
  • Live sessions:
    • 2 x virtual classrooms
    • 1 x immersive learning scenario (putting you at the centre of a story) delivered through award-winning, interactive BARCO technology
    • 3 x tutorials (a chance to discuss elements of the course in more depth)
    • 3 x assessment preparation sessions
  • A comprehensive course manual
  • Videos covering foundation topics as well as the latest industry developments and case studies
  • Access to the ICA Learning Hub packed with additional insight and resources
  • Proactive support throughout the course to help you stay on track
  • The course is assessed through:
    • 3 x timed end-of-module assessments - comprising multiple choice questions that test knowledge, understanding and analytical skills
    • 1 x written assignment with industry sector focus
    • 1 x written, case-study based assignment connecting up the elements of your learning

Face-to-face, blended learning options will be available in Spring 2023.

Register your interest in this route, and we will let you know when we start taking enrolments:

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This accelerated executive route is open to senior professionals with five years of experience in a senior role.

This option will be available on 14 March 2023 .

Application and Entry criteria

Admission is through application. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a senior practitioner (i.e. currently hold a senior management or senior subject matter expert role) with 5 years of relevant, senior experience in a role, or roles, related to the discipline the candidate would like to study. For example, an MLRO role or senior compliance or advisory role.
  • Hold a qualification at Level 4 or above in a closely related discipline (this requirement can be relaxed if the candidate can show 7 years of senior level experience related to the discipline the candidate would like to study.
  • Be able to make the time commitment required for the accelerated diploma route (please see the note below).

Important note

Prospective learners who are accepted for the Accelerated Diploma route, must satisfy themselves that they have the necessary time to devote to this more intensive mode of delivery.  If in any doubt they should consider the conventional diploma route.  Acceptance on the accelerated programme is by no means a guarantee of success.

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

Course fees

per currency depending on location
GBP 3725
EUR 4100
USD 4846

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.

Discount for Low GDP countries

A 15% discount applies if you are based in one of the countries on this list The discount will be added automatically on the check out page.

Membership Fee: £110* (Associate Membership - you must be an ICA member for the duration of your studies)

*Payable unless you are already an ICA Member.

Exclusive Qualification Discount for ICA Professional and Fellow Members
All ICA Professional and Fellow members are entitled to discounted rates on subsequent qualifications they choose to enrol on:

  • Professional (MICA) - 10%
  • Fellow (FICA) – 15%

Simply enter your membership number on enrolment to gain your exclusive discounted rate.

Permanent Irish residents are eligible for funding support on Advanced Certificate and Diploma programmes. Please contact [email protected] who will be happy to help.

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Jonathan Bowdler

Head of Regulatory Compliance

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Rhodri Kettle

Global Lead - Governance, Risk and Compliance

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