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Finance, AML & Compliance

ICA Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention

Course details




Online self-study for 1-2 months. Commence this training at any time.

Course Overview

Financial crime is constantly evolving. As one threat is countered, another emerges. Everyone within an organisation has a part to play in protecting the firm and this introductory level 2 qualification provides practical knowledge and useful skills in financial crime prevention.

Course Content

This course will give you a solid understanding of core financial crime, fraud, bribery and corruption risks.

You will study this course in your own time and at your own pace, and you have up to 2 months to complete it.

You will learn:

  • What is financial crime?
  • What are the financial crime risks?
  • Fraud controls
  • Banking – fraud typologies
  • Identity theft and electronic crime
  • Bribery and corruption
  • Fraud response policy
  • Criminal offences – exploring the UK system

You can request a copy of the full syllabus here.

Course Benefits

This course has a practical focus and is open to anyone who is interested in financial crime prevention, but is most relevant to:

  • Financial crime prevention employees
  • Counter fraud employees
  • All individuals engaged in financial services and who aspire to a career in financial crime prevention.

You will be provided with the knowledge to recognise the signs of fraud and characteristics of fraudsters, and the tools you need to respond effectively to suspicious fraudulent activities.


At the end of the course you will be assessed by means of a one hour multiple choice exam that is taken online.

This qualification 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 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. The fee for ICA Affiliate Membership for one year is £121 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. You can apply for membership at the same time as you enrol for a course.

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.

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