ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance

Course Summary

This course is offered by International Compliance Training (ICA’s approved training provider).

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Bookings and enrolments for this course need to be made directly to:
International Compliance Training
Wrens Court | 52-54 Victoria Road | Sutton Coldfield | Birmingham B72 1SX | United Kingdom
Tel: 0121 362 7534
Email: [email protected]

In order to study any ICA qualification you need to be a member of the ICA, joining the international professional community of thousands of like-minded individuals. The fee for ICA Affiliate Membership is £102.00, 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 that you’ll receive here). To become an Affiliate Member click here.

The course fee is £6,950 payable to ICT. Enrol online now here.


The ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance has been specifically designed as an advanced programme for senior industry practitioners. It has been created to build on your extensive existing experience by providing you with enhanced skills, knowledge and expertise. Completion of this course will help you operate at the highest level within your organisation. This course is endorsed by the British Bankers' Association.

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Who will the course benefit?

  • Heads of compliance/governance/risk
  • Compliance managers and senior GRC staff
  • Senior risk staff
  • Senior internal and external audit staff
  • Company secretaries
  • Accountants
  • Legal practitioners
  • Regulatory representatives
  • Company directors/board members.

Entry requirements

Download the entry requirements here.

How will you be assessed?

  • The production of 8 x 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
  • First submission of each commentary will be reviewed by the Programme Director and feedback 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.

How and where can you study?

The course takes 9-12 months to complete. It is a blend of self-study, research, attendance at masterclasses and high level interaction with other like-minded, senior practitioners.

  • Attendance at eight masterclasses
  • Two compulsory modules delivered by recorded webinar on research methodology and assessment preparation
  • Two mentoring sessions online.

Masterclasses held at residential weekends in Oxford

Teaching takes place over two condensed residential weekends in the world renowned University Centre of Oxford. Overnight accommodation and meals are provided including private dinners with guest speakers. This format is ideal for time-pressed professionals or those travelling from overseas.

Course dates 

Please contact us to enquire about course dates.

How do you apply?

Please contact us at [email protected] to enrol for this course.

Your application must also be accompanied by the following documents (and will not be reviewed until these are also received):

  • Job profile
  • CV
  • Organisational chart*

*If you are unable to provide an organisational chart or this does not apply to your role, please provide an explanation with your application.

Your eligibility for the course will be assessed before your enrolment is accepted.

Access to Masters Degrees

Holders of this qualification can apply for the MSc in Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance offered by the University of Law (studied via online-distance learning) as well as MPhil degrees offered by The University of Manchester Alliance Business School. You may also receive Approved Prior Learning (APL) towards other university master’s degrees where there is overlap in course content.

Any questions?

Call +44 (0)121 362 7664 or email [email protected] 


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:

  • Building and leading an effective governance, risk and compliance (GRC) team
  • Strategic risk management for leaders
  • Future of payment services
  • Current and emerging regulatory ‘hot topics’
  • GRC leadership
  • Using corporate governance requirements for the benefit of the firm
  • The effective use of information technology in GRC
  • Developments in financial crime.

Course Benefits

In attending this programme, delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the highest level of specialist knowledge and skills in your field
  • Drive your personal leadership ambitions
  • Develop new ideas, explore cutting-edge best practice and gain a global perspective
  • Achieve 'Certified Professional' status and become automatically eligible for Fellowship of the International Compliance Association (the highest grade of membership).

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: £6,950.00
  • Course Length: 9-12 months

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