ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance (FCC)

International Compliance Association
Course summary
12 months
7,495 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
Online courses
Next available date: 23/08/2021 - Online courses

Course description

ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Course

This leadership programme has been designed to sharpen the strategic skills of senior practitioners and those aspiring to hold the highest anti-money laundering/financial crime position within a firm.

This expert qualification offers:

  • Specialist knowledge - the highest level in the field
  • Strategic thinking – helps your leadership ambitions
  • Innovation - explores new ideas, best practice, and future developments from a global perspective
  • Fellowship of ICA – become automatically eligible for the highest grade of membership
  • Networking – grow with other like-minded, senior professionals.

With a focus on anti-money laundering, managing fraud and anti-bribery, and corruption, this qualification has helped hundreds of senior financial crime compliance professionals from all over the world unlock career growth opportunities.

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

How will the course be delivered

This course is delivered online with materials delivered for you to study in your own time and at your own pace. There will be eight 3-hour virtual masterclasses over four weekends and seven live virtual classrooms spread over the duration of the course.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for:

  • Heads of Compliance, AML and Financial Crime Prevention
  • Money Laundering Reporting and Prevention Officers
  • 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
  • Anyone who has 3+ years in senior management who aspires to be in a leadership financial crime compliance role


All candidates must:

  • Be a senior practitioner (i.e. hold a senior management role) with a minimum of three years' experience in that role of at the equivalent level of seniority OR
  • Possess an ICA diploma, have at least five years' experience in a related discipline and currently work in a role that includes senior level responsibilities and regular engagement with senior practitioners.

Course Format

This training course takes approximately 9-12 months to complete and includes a combination of online self-study, research projects and scheduled virtual masterclass sessions. Requirements include:

  • Attendance of 8 masterclasses
  • Seven virtual classrooms 
  • Oral Assessment 

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon successful completion of the course, course materials and assessment, you will be awarded the ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance (FCC). This qualification is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. 


This course will be assessed via:

  • 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.
  • Submission of one draft commentary will be reviewed after the first weekend and feedback will be 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

Training Course Content

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 risks: science or art?
  • Ethics, corporate governance & responsibility 
  • Managing the internal AML enemy 
  • Cyber security: threats to the organisation
  • FinTech and financial crime compliance
  • Fraud and internal threat
  • Risk based approach: too busy or too afraid
  • Sanctions: a changing landscape.


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 £7495 (+ VAT).

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International Compliance Association

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