The ICA Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance is designed for those who need detailed and practical knowledge of the principles and practices of compliance management.

About the Qualification

The regulatory environment, and consequently the role of compliance, has changed significantly in recent years. There has always been a significant overlap between regulatory compliance and risk management – the compliance function’s fundamental purpose after all, is to manage the firm’s regulatory risk. And a firm’s governance, culture and organisational behaviour are core to how all risk is managed within the firm. It is both and exciting and challenging time to be a compliance professional and this course will ensure that you are fully equipped with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be the very best compliance professional that you can be.

What does it cost?

In order to study any ICA qualification you need to be a member of the ICA, joining an international professional community of thousands of like-minded individuals.  The fee for ICA Affiliate Membership is £97 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 (view the list of membership services and benefits that you’ll receive here ). Become an Affiliate Member

The course fee is £3350 + VAT payable to ICT (ICA’s training partner).

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*unless you are a member of the ICA already.

Course dates

The commencement date for this programme is 24 October 2016

Workshops London Tutor
Workshop One 06, 07, 08, 14 December 2016 JB/VC
Workshop Two 10, 11, 12, 18 January 2017 VC
Workshop Three 07, 08, 09, 15 March 2017 VC
Workshop Four 17, 18, 24, 25 May 2017 JB/VC
Assignment & Exam Dates
Assignment One 06 February 2017
Assignment Two 24 April 2017
Exam Prep Webinar 19 June 2017 JB
Examination 29 June 2017

The examination is open book and lasts 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Fast Facts:

  • 9-12 months duration
  • Provides extensive support and resource materials that can be used in the workplace
  • Written and delivered by experienced industry practitioners
  • Specialist and sector specific modules
  • Four workshops, two assignments and one open book examination lasting 3 hours and 15 minutes
  • Mapped to Financial Services Skills Council Standards of Competence for Compliance


For candidates with extensive relevant experience, an Examination Only option is also available which provides a shorter route to gaining the qualification.

Awarded in association with Alliance University of Manchester Business School

Can this course be taught in-house?

If you have a training requirement for multiple 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. In-house training from ICT is available all over the world. They’ve worked with hundreds of clients and can do the same for you. Call the dedicated in-house training team on +44(0) 121 362 7678 to discuss your training needs.