Sign up to our mailing list

Sign up for more info including course updates,
upcoming courses and the latest news from GTA


Finance, AML & Compliance

ICA Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance

Course details




Self-study for 6 months and attendance on two half day virtual classrooms. Enrolment by 17 January 2022.

Course Overview

The ICA Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance gives you the opportunity not only to learn more about how to be compliant but also why it is a real benefit, both to your organisation and industry as a whole.

You will gain an improved understanding of how excellent regulatory compliance management both protects your firm as well as enhances its competitive advantage, including how to maximise the use of new technology.

As the world of compliance changes at an ever increasing pace, this course gives you the specialist knowledge and practical skills to manage regulatory risk both now and in the future. Whether you are looking to start a new career of gain further experience.

Designed for those looking to begin a career in compliance as well as those with a few years’ experience. Study online at your own pace and attend two workshops or virtual classrooms. Gain an internationally recognised qualification as well as actionable, practical knowledge to boost your career.

Course Content

Topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding the Regulatory Environment
  • International Regulation
  • Compliance in Practice
  • Managing the Risk of Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Proliferation Financing
  • Financial Crime Prevention

The conduct of firms and the behaviour of senior management is a key topic and is interwoven throughout the course units.

This course is offered by International Compliance Association Commercial Services (ICA’s approved training provider).During the restrictions imposed by the Covid19 pandemic ICA have made significant investments in technology and resources to create a new student experience – a blend of self-study, instructor-led virtual classrooms, dynamic discussions around live scenarios, topical reviews of industry events and bite-size videos. All designed to help you get the most out of the course, increase your chances of success and take away the practical knowledge you need to think differently and preform better in your role.

  • 6 month course assessed by two written assignments (2,000 – 2,500 words)
  • A mixture of guided online study and participation in live sessions:
  • 1 x virtual classroom – groups are limited to 36 students to maximise the study experience
  • 1 x live, immersive learning scenario – a powerful experience putting you at the centre of a story, helping you bridge the gap between what you know and how you can apply that knowledge in your role
  • 6 x monthly “in the spotlight” videos covering the latest industry developments
  • Proactive support throughout the course to help you stay on track.

It is recommended that you study 6-8 hours per week over the six month period.

You can request a copy of the full syllabus here.

The next course dates are as follows:

Online course content accessible from 17 January 2022

Module 1 (Group 1)

  • Virtual Classroom 1 – 22 February 2022 (09:30-12:30)
  • Assessment Preparation Session – 9 March 2022 (13:00-14:30)
  • Assignment 1 - 19 April 2022 (results 10 June 2022)

Module 2 (Group 1)

  • Immersive Scenario – 12 May 2022 (14:30-17:30)
  • Group Tutorial – 19 May 2022 (13:00-14:00)
  • Assessment Preparation Session – 13 June 2022 (13:00-14:00)
  • Assignment 2 – 18 July 2022 (results 30 September 2022)

Course Benefits

You will gain an improved understanding of how excellent regulatory compliance management both protects your firm as well as enhances its competitive advantage, including how to maximise the use of new technology.

This course is suitable for:

  • Compliance employees
  • Employees who have recently been given or aspire to be given compliance responsibilities
  • Those employees with management responsibility for compliance employees
  • Any person who wishes to acquire an understanding of fundamental regulatory compliance principles and how businesses can comply with them


You will be assessed by means of two 2,000-2,500 word assignments – one during and one at the end of the course.

This course is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester and the course fee includes a printable certificate once you have completed the course.


The Advanced Certificate is open to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in the discipline. The content of the course requires you to possess a sound educational background and good written English skills.

In order to study any ICA qualification you need to be a member of the ICA. If you’re not currently a member of the ICA, membership will be added to your basket during checkout.

The ICA has five different levels of individual membership. Whether you are just starting out in your career, already hold an ICA qualification or are an experienced practitioner, there is a level appropriate for you and this will be activated at the same time as your course commences.

Next Steps

Whilst the GTA facilitates the training for ICA qualifications, you need to enrol online directly with the ICA. Scroll down when you reach this page and enter Guernsey when it asks ‘Where are you based?’ You can then follow the process to enrol.

Course Tutor

  • The International Compliance Association (ICA)

    The International Compliance Association (ICA) is the leading professional body for the global regulatory and financial crime compliance community. It is also the provider of internationally recognised, 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.

Upcoming Courses

Some courses we run are scheduled based on demand. Please ensure you register your interest to ensure we know which courses you would like to attend.