ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance

International Compliance Association
Course summary
9 months
3,550 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Online courses

Course description

ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance 

The challenges compliance professionals face mean it is vital to have the right knowledge and skills. The ICA Diplomas in Compliance will teach you all you need to know to approach your role with confidence. 

The course is comprised of four full one-day workshops, self-study and two written assignments of 3000-3500 words.

This course can also be studied by online learning where virtual classrooms and additional workbooks replace the face to face tuition.

Benefits of studying with ICA:

  • Flexible learning solutions that are suited to you
  • Our learner-centric approach means that you will gain relevant practical and academic skills and knowledge that can be used in your current role
  • Improve your career options by undertaking a globally recognised qualification that hiring managers look for as part of their hiring criteria
  • Many students have stated that they have received a promotion and/or pay rise as a direct result of gaining their qualification
  • The qualifications ensure that you are enabled to develop strategies to help manage and prevent risk within your firm, thus making you an invaluable asset within the current climate

Suitability - Who should attend?

The ICA Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance training course is designed for individuals who intend to carry out the role of Compliance Officer or work within the compliance function and is suitable for the following individuals:

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

Participants are required to fulfil one of the following entry criteria:

  • 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

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Completion of this training course will provide participants with the following professional qualification: ICA Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance. In addition, participants will be entitled to use the following designation ‘Dip (Comp).’

These qualifications are awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.

Training Course Content

What will you learn?

  • 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 both courses and is interwoven throughout the course units. The conduct agenda forms a key part of the workshop exercises in the UK.

How will you be assessed?

  • 2 x 3,000 - 3,500 word assignments

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Top 10 Winner - 2021

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In order to study any ICA qualification you need to be a member of the ICA, joining an international professional community of thousands of like-minded individuals. The fee for ICA Affiliate Membership is £107 payable to ICA and includes your assessment and access to invaluable knowledge resources that will help with your course as well as many other member benefits and services.

This training course is available as an open public course at the price of £3550 (+ VAT or local taxes if applicable).

This training course is also available as a bespoke in house training course if you have 10 or more delegates.

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International Compliance Association

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Average rating 4.8

Based on 19 reviews.

Angela Cox-Martin
Exceeded my expectations. Excellently taught - wish my uni lecturers had been as thorough and engaging. Really nice bunch of students as well which made the workshops in London enjoyable and interactive. Two websites is a silly idea - that was confusing throughout the course. A few more 'past papers' would have been useful when studying for the ...
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Tamsin Sarah Whitehead
The training I received for my Diploma was thorough, practical and will help me build a solid career in compliance. This was no tick box qualification; the skills I learnt and knowledge I gained is applicable for years to come. During my Diploma, I created a running list of tasks and skills that I wanted to do or apply over the next years in my ...
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Loved the course, hated the tech that was used for the course. Constantly getting problems with password between ICT and ICA sites and hard to negotiate around. Loved the tutor on the course - great fun and very knowledgable.
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