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Finance, AML & Compliance

ICA International Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention

Course details




Self-study for 9 months and attendance on a programme of virtual learning sessions. Next enrolment date: 17 June 2024

Course Overview

There are four intakes a year for this course: March, July, September and December.

This advanced level course will better equip you to meet the many challenges associated with identifying, understanding and mitigating financial crime risks including fraud, cybercrime, corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing. It will deepen your understanding and enhance your professional credibility.

Course Content

Topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding and managing financial crime
  • Practical application of the International Standards
  • The prevention and detection of specific financial crime risks
  • Data and information security
  • Bribery and corruption
  • Electronic crime
  • Investigation, prosecution and recovery

This course is offered by International Compliance Association Commercial Services (ICA’s approved training provider). During the restrictions imposed by the Covid19 pandemic the 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 perform better in your role.

  • 9 month course assessed by 3 written assignments (3,000 to 3,500 words)
  • A mixture of guided online study and participation in live sessions:
  • 2 x virtual classrooms – 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
  • 9 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 nine month period.

You can request a copy of the full syllabus here.

The next course dates are as follows:

Next enrolment by 17 June 2024

Module 1 (Group 1):

  • Welcome & Getting Started Virtual Classroom - 21 June 2024 (09:30-10:30)
  • Virtual Classroom 1 -27 June 2024 (09:30-12:30)
  • Group Tutorial 1- 03 July 2024 (09:30-10:30)
  • Assessment Preparation Session 1 - 05 August 2024 (09:30-10:30)
  • Assessment 1a (MCQ) - 19-23 August 2024 (timings TBC)

Module 2 (Group 1):

  • Virtual Classroom 2 - 29 August 2024 (09:30-12:30)
  • Group Tutorial 2 - 05 September 2024 (09:30-10:30)
  • Assessment Preparation Session 2 - 130 September 2024 (14:30-15:30)
  • Assessment 1b (MCQ) - 14-18 October 2024 (timings TBC)
  • Assessment 2 (Assignment) - 28 October 2024 (Results 20 December 2024)

Module 3 (Group 1):

  • Immersive Scenario - 11 December 2024 (08:30-12:30)
  • Group Tutorial 3 -17 December 2024 (09:30-10:30)
  • Assessment Preparation Session 3 - 20 January 2025 (09:30-10:30)
  • Assessment 1c (MCQ) -03-07 February 2025 (timings TBC)
  • Assessment 3 (Assignment) - 17 February 2025 (Results 02 May 2025)

Module 1 (Group 2):

  • Welcome & Getting Started Virtual Classroom - 21 March 2024 (09:30-10:30)
  • Virtual Classroom 1 - 04 July 2024 2024 (14:30-17:30)
  • Group Tutorial 1- 10 July 2024 (14:30-15:30)
  • Assessment Preparation Session 1 -05 August 2024 (09:30-10:30)
  • Assessment 1a (MCQ) - 19-23 August 2024 (timings TBC)

Module 2 (Group 2):

  • Virtual Classroom 2 - 02 September 2024 (14:30-17:30)
  • Group Tutorial 2 - 06 September 2024 (14:30-15:30)
  • Assessment Preparation Session 2 - 30 September 2024 (14:30-15:30)
  • Assessment 1b (MCQ) - 14-18 October 2024 (timings TBC)
  • Assessment 2 (Assignment) - 28 October 2024 (Results 20 December 2024)

Module 3 (Group 2):

  • Immersive Scenario - 10 December 2024 (13:30-17:30)
  • Group Tutorial 3 - 17 December 2024 (14:30-15:30)
  • Assessment Preparation Session 3 - 20 January 2025 (09:30-10:30)
  • Assessment 1c (MCQ) - 03-07 February 2025 (timings TBC)
  • Assessment 3 (Assignment) - 04 November 2024 (Results 02 May 2025)

Course Benefits

This course will provide you with an insight into strategic approaches to combating financial crime, along with excellent opportunities to benchmark good practice. You will gain detailed knowledge on the nature of financial crime and how to prevent it.

This course is suitable for:

  • Fraud prevention and investigation officers, managers and deputies
  • MLROs and deputies
  • Managers with responsibility for internal organisational fraud, financial crime and AML controls
  • Risk managers
  • Advisory and investigation roles
  • Internal audit and regulatory staff
  • Law enforcement
  • Individuals who have completed the ICA International Diploma in AML or the ICA Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention


You will be assessed by means of three 3,000-3,500 word assignments – two 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 content of the course requires you to possess:

  • A sound educational background, e.g. degree or professional qualification in an appropriate discipline


  • An ICA International Advanced Certificate


  • Three years relevant work experience

In order to study any ICA qualification you need to be a member of the ICA. If you are not currently a member of the ICA. Membership will be added to your basket during checkout of your online enrolment.

We have 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 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.

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