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ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance


The regulatory environment, and consequently the role of compliance, has changed significantly in recent years. There has always been a significant overlap between regulatory compliance and risk management - the compliance function’s fundamental purpose after all, is to manage the firm’s regulatory risk. And a firm’s governance, culture and organisational behaviour are core to how all risk is managed within the firm. It is both an exciting and challenging time to be a compliance professional and this course will ensure that you are fully equipped with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be the very best compliance professional that you can be.

How and where can you study?

These 9 month courses are offered ICA and comprise self-study at home and attendance at four highly interactive workshops where offered. 

All course material is delivered online making it more accessible and environmentally sound. 

Can these courses be taught in-house?
All ICA qualifications can be taught in-house at your firm (minimum numbers apply).


Who is it 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 Advanced Certificate in Compliance (UK or international)

  • Accountants

  • Lawyers

  • Company Secretaries




What will you learn?

  • Understanding the importance of governance, risk and compliance

  • Ethics, integrity and organisational risk culture

  • Understanding the complete regulatory environment

  • Know your regulator

  • What is the role of the compliance function?

  • Managing regulatory risk for the benefit of your firm

  • How corporate governance can enhance your firm's performance

  • How to design and build world class GRC systems and controls

  • Managing the risk of financial crime




  • Sound educational background, e.g. degree or professional qualification in an appropriate discipline


  • Attainment of the ICA Advanced Certificate in Compliance (International or UK)


  • Three years relevant work experience



How will you be assessed?

  • 3 x 2,500 - 3,500 word assignments


ICA qualifications are awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester.

Workshops are highly interactive working sessions designed to ensure maximum learning effectiveness. All workshops are conducted by a leading industry expert with extensive experience of the financial services sector. All delegates are advised to attend all workshops prior to sitting the examination, to gain maximum benefit of the program.

Materials will we accessed via your learning platform from the commencement date.


All courses can also be taught in-house at your firm. Get in touch with our commercial development team or +44(0)121 362 7678.

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