ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance

Course Summary

The ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance is the ICA’s flagship qualification undertaken by thousands of compliance officers/managers all over the world.This advanced level course will help you develop and manage best practice risk management techniques and will open up career opportunities.

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

This course is most relevant to:

  • 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


Topics to be covered include:

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 this course and is interwoven throughout the course units.

This course is offered by International Compliance Association Commercial Services (ICA’s approved training provider) and comprises self-study at home through the online learning platform for 9 months plus attendance at four highly interactive full day workshops.

You will be assessed by means of three 3,000-3,500 word assignments.

In order to study any ICA qualification you need to be a member of the ICA. The fee for ICA Membership for one year is £107.00 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 (view the list of membership services and benefits).

The course fee is £3,550.00 and, whilst the GTA facilitates the training for ICA qualifications, you need to enrol directly online through ICACS. The course fee includes a printable certificate once you have completed the course.

You can also study for the ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance at home through online only learning, for which the course fee is also £3,550.00.

If you choose to enrol on the online only training you will need to include the code GTA19 in the “Add comments to your order” section of the online enrolment.

Course Benefits

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

Tutor Profile

The International Compliance Association (ICA) is a professional membership and awarding body. They are the leading global provider of professional, certificated qualifications in anti money laundering; governance, risk and compliance and financial crime prevention.

Being a member of the ICA, a global community, is a mark of prestige and shows that you have reached a standard of excellence in your professional career.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Dates: New dates TBA
  • CPD Points: 0
  • Course Cost: £3,550.00
  • Course Length: Self-study for 9 months and attendance on 4 virtual classrooms commencing on 6 July 2020. Virtual Classroom One on 10 August 2020, Virtual Classroom Two on 7 September 2020, Virtual Classroom Three on 7 December 2020 and Virtual Classroom Four on 15 March 2021.


This course is Advanced and is designed for those who already have some experience and are looking to underpin their knowledge with a professional qualification.

  • The content of the course requires that you have:
  • Sound educational background, e.g. degree or professional qualification in an appropriate discipline; or
  • Attained an ICA International Advanced Certificate; or
  • Have three years relevant work experience.

You must also be an ICA member to join this course – apply for ICA membership here.

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