ICA Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Financial Crime Compliance

The Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Governance Risk and Financial Crime Compliance (PPG Dip 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 Level 7 (Expert) 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. 

By undertaking the whole PPG Dip, individuals will develop competencies  in strategy creation and on-going implementation, change management and continuous improvement.  Skills in strategic compliance management and the utilisation of data in the ongoing risk mitigation are developed and issues around governance, ethics and stakeholder management are explored.  The importance in cultivating good corporate governance and ethical culture and how it can be implemented is a key aspect of the programme along with the financial management, application of RegTech and Fin Tech and how to be 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.

  • Strategic Compliance Planning 
  • Strategic Data Management 
  • Governance, Ethics and Stakeholder Management 
  • Strategic Compliance Risk Management 
  • RecTech, FinTech and Financial Management 
  • Inspiring and Leading Compliance 

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 ICTW15520_PPG Dip GR & FCC_Learning journey

  • 10 months programme comprising self-study and virtual workshops
  • Access self-study materials via ICA Learning Management System
  • 6 modules to complete
  • Attend 2 x 3 hour evening virtual workshops per module 

Recommended study hours

Self-study Recommended 60 hours (10 hours per module)
Face to face Masterclass     36 hours
Reflective Journals Recommended 18 hours (3 hours per module)
Competency based Interview 2.5 hours


How will you be assessed?

Learners will be assessed using two methodologies. They will be required to write a reflective journal covering each of the masterclasses in which they will be required to articulate the key learning/development points, which may be supported by evidence from their own wider readings. A selection of the reflective journals will also contain a requirement to articulate how the learning/development points have been, or will be, implemented in their roles.  

Upon completion of the reflective journals, the candidates will be required to attend 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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Contact us to find out if you are eligible at studentadmin@int-comp.com

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 


Entry Criteria 

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 studentadmin@int-comp.com


Upon completion, you will be rewarded:

  • ICA Professional Post Graduate 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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Eric Tham

Dr. Eric Tham
Dr Eric Tham

Dr. Eric Tham is presently a senior lecturer in Data Science at James Cook University (JCU). Prior to joining JCU, he was with the National University of Singapore. Before teaching, he was in the financial and fintech sector for close to 17 years, spanning various aspects of finance and technology including risk management, compliance analytics, data science and valuation control. 

Gail Wessels

Gail Wessels
Gail Wessels

Gail has worked in financial services for more than 20 years. She uses her blend of cross functional skills in legal, banking, technology, governance, risk and compliance, combined with practical experience as a senior manager, to offer advisory and training services that assist in building effective compliance programmes.

 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.   

 Michael Lew


Michael Lew
Michael Lew

Michael has over 17 years of professional experience in technology risk management consulting for professional services firms, government sector and MNCs.

Michael was formerly a Director with Deloitte and has led their Southeast Asia Deloitte Discovery team. He is one of the leading E-Discovery practitioner in Asia and a qualified digital forensics investigator who provides expert testimonies in both the courts of Singapore and Malaysia.

He is currently a contributing author for LexisNexis and the COO at Rajah & Tann Technologies, a leading tech-enabled legal solutions provider around the APAC region.

 Paul Asare-Archer

Paul Asare- Archer
Paul Asare- Archer

Paul has been at Telefonica UK Limited (O2) since 2012, and in 2018 became the organisation’s first-ever Director of Compliance. Paul was a Financial Service Leader of the Year Finalist at the Black British Awards in 2017 and was recently recognized in the Financial Times as within the UK’s Top 100 BAME Leaders in Tech. 

 Teodora Harrop

Teodorra Harrop, FICA
Teodorra Harrop, FICA

Teodora is an experienced Financial Crime practitioner, with extensive knowledge and experience of sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption, fraud prevention and investigations, and anti-money laundering.

She works for a dynamic and innovative asset management company in a senior financial crime role.

Each module is $2,650 plus GST.

For ICA’s ICA Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Financial Crime Compliance, each module is considered as one programme.


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 Can this course be taught in-house?

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.

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