ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Financial Crime Compliance

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The Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Governance Risk and Financial Crime Compliance is an executive level academic qualification, equivalent to the first year of a masters level programme. This leadership programme has been created and will be delivered by international senior practitioners. It is designed to sharpen the strategic skills of senior managers and those aspiring to hold the highest compliance positions within an organisation.   

This qualification offers: 

  • Specialist knowledge - the highest level in the field 
  • Strategic thinking – helps your leadership ambitions 
  • Innovation - explores new ideas, best practice, and future developments from a global perspective 
  • Fellowship of ICA – become automatically eligible for the highest grade of membership 
  • Networking – grow with other like-minded, senior professionals. 

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Individuals will develop competencies in

- strategy creation and on-going implementation
change management and continuous improvement 
 strategic compliance management
utilisation of data in the ongoing risk mitigation 
- handling issues around governance, ethics and stakeholder management
- cultivating good corporate governance and ethical culture 
application of RegTech and Fin Tech 
- handling economic sanctions
- being an inspirational compliance leader. 

The purpose of the whole programme is to equip current and future compliance leaders with the requisite skills they need to perform to the optimum, concentrating on bottom-line performance whilst protecting both the reputation and financial performance of the first they represent and the best interests of the consumers.

  • Building and Leading a World Class GRFCC Team
  • Managing the Risk of Fraud and Internal Threat
  • The Role of Governance, Culture and Stakeholder Management
  • The Search for an Ethical Corporate Culture
  • Strategic Compliance Risk Management
  • Fintech and Regtech in the Fight Against Financial Crime
  • Sanctions: An Ever-Changing Landscape
  • Inspiring and Leading Compliance

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  • 12 months programme comprising self-study, virtual masterclasses and group tutorial 
  • Access self-study materials via ICA Learning Management System
  • 8 modules to complete
  • Attend 1 x 3 hour evening virtual masterclass and 1 x 1.5 hour group tutorial per module 

Recommended study hours

  • Self-study: Recommended 80 hours (10 per module)
  • Masterclass and Group Tutorials: 36 hours
  • Reflective Journal: Recommended 24 hours (3 hours per module)
  • Competency Based Interview: 2 hours


How will you be assessed?

Learners will be assessed using two methodologies. They will be required to write a 12,000 word reflective journal and a live assessment, scheduled for 2 hours, during which they will be asked to articulate examples of how they have dealt with (or would deal with) situations requiring application of the key learning principles, including leadership, judgement, strategic thinking, problem solving and technical knowledge.    

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Who is the Qualification Suitable for? 

  • Heads of Compliance/Governance/Risk/ Financial Crime 
  • Company Directors/Board Members 
  • Compliance Managers and senior GRC staff 
  • Senior Risk staff 
  • Senior Internal and External Audit staff 
  • Company Secretaries 
  • Accountants 
  • Legal Practitioners 
  • Regulatory Representatives 


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Students are eligible if they have an ICA Diploma and 5 years’ experience in a senior compliance role or have completed 8 years’ work experience or more in a senior compliance role.  

Individuals will be required to demonstrate strategic and leadership skills in the work environment. Roles where the individuals have purely been subject to compliance requirements (e.g., Relationship Managers) or roles where they are implementing the strategy of others (e.g., compliance mid-level managers) will not be considered appropriate.  Applicants will be asked to submit their CV as evidence of relevant experience and may be subject to an interview with a member of the ICTA Academic Team.

The ICA is an inclusive provider of education qualifications, please get in touch if you need additional support to undertake a study programme.


We recommend submitting a copy of your updated CV for course eligiblity assessment. Please email enquiries@int-comp.org

Upon completion, you will be rewarded:

  • ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in in Governance, Risk and Financial Crime Compliance which is awarded by ICA in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester



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

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Jonathan Bowdler 

 Jonathan Bowdler

Jonathan Bowdler

Jonathan is responsible for all the Compliance programmes. Having twenty-five years of financial services industry experience, holding senior Compliance roles for the last fifteen of these, Jonathan has a wealth of practical compliance experience.  

With an MBA from Henley Business School and a Diploma in Management from Reading University, Jonathan is also highly qualified in business management and is, therefore, able to place governance, risk and compliance management within the context of wider corporate strategy. 

Jonathan is also a fully qualified investment and mortgage advisor and is a member of several industry forums. 

Andrew Glover

     Andrew Glover
Andrew Glover

Andrew began his career in the Financial Services sector in 1986, moving into the Compliance arena in 1989.

In 2003 he formed, and still chairs when in the UK, the Money Laundering Reporting Officer’s Discussion Group (MLRODG). The aim of the MLRODG is to provide a focal point for MLROs to ensure that they remain up to date in a constantly changing environment, to collectively comment on industry developments and to share concerns, best practice and solutions.

In 2006 he joined the ICA as the Global Director of Education and Training, and he had oversight for the UK and International programmes. Andrew relocated to the regional office in Singapore as Managing Director of ICTA and in 2019, he stepped down from the role of MD to become the Chief Examiner for the region. He now focuses on the content of the ICA programmes and the academic aspects.

Andrew teaches on all programmes offered by ICTA.

   David _Jackman

      David Jackman
David Jackman

David Jackman was at the forefront of developing financial services regulation, arguing for a greater emphasis on corporate ethics and culture as Head of Ethics at the Financial Services Authority (FSA). He was responsible for designing and introducing the FSA training and competence regime after similar roles in IMRO and SFA.   

David lectures, researches and writes internationally, particularly in Singapore for ICTA, and his recent publication, The Compliance Revolution (Wiley 2015) is becoming a standard text. David graduated from Keble College, Oxford, and Queens, Cambridge, and is a Visiting Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School. 

  Thomas _Wan

       Thomas Wan

Thomas Wan

Thomas has more than 15 years of work experience in corporate and wholesale banking, regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering, and financial crime, and was recently before joining International Compliance Association, the Head of Compliance and AML for Land Bank of Taiwan (Ministry of Finance) in Singapore and the Industrial Commercial Bank of China (Qualifying Full Bank) in Singapore. 

At ICTA, Thomas is responsible for developing and delivering training courses in anti-money laundering, compliance, and financial crime around the APAC region. His focus subject includes governance, risk and compliance, Corporate and Wholesale Banking, Capital Markets, Securities and Futures, Financial Advisory Services, Private banking, and new payment methods and financial technology. 

Thomas’ industry experience includes training and education alongside banking. 

The price of this course will be USD 10,400

Interest-free instalment plans for payment are available for those who are looking to self-fund.


Call +65 6500 0010 or email us for further information. 

Chat with us via Whatsapp @ +65 8660 5808 or Telegram @icaAPAC 

In order to study any ICA qualification you need to be a member of the ICA, joining their international professional community of thousands of like-minded individuals.  

ICA Associate Membership Fee (one year)*: USD163

*Payable unless you are already an ICA Member. 

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If you have a training requirement for more than 15 employees, why not contact us to discuss delivering the training in-house at your firm? It’s the ideal way to maximise your budget, minimise disruption and tailor content to your specific needs.

Call our dedicated in-house training team at +65 6500 0010 or email clientservicesapac@int-comp.org

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