ICA Advanced Certificate in Business Compliance

  • Status:new season starts on March 22, 2021
  • Duration:22 March - 13 September
  • Language: English
  • Fee for EBA members:£1,420 - a special price for EBA members with a promo code that will be sent after your registration; ICA membership fee is to be paid separately (£75). The fee is set by ICA, payment shall be made via ICA online platform.
  • Place: ICA interactive online learning platform, Zoom

About the Programme

EBA Compliance Department, Management Development Centre jointly with the International Compliance Association (ICA) and in partnership with Vasil Kisil and Partners continue cooperation in terms of launching the ICA Advanced Certificate in Business Compliance. This unique program will provide you with an opportunity to gain invaluable experience from respectful foreign trainers as well as to affirm your competence and knowledge as a highly qualified specialist in the field of business compliance.

About ICA

ICA is the leading professional body for the global regulatory and financial crime compliance community. Since 2001, ICA has enhanced the knowledge, skills and behavior of over 140,000 professionals in 152 countries either through their internationally recognized portfolio of professional qualifications (awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester) or through accredited in-company training.

About the programme

The Advanced Certificate in Business Compliance has been designed:

  • to equip compliance professionals in any sector with the skills and tools to carry out their role with confidence;
  • to help you to understand the importance of compliance as a business enabler;
  • to explore the influences you need to be aware of and how these influences have shaped regulatory activity;
  • to evaluate the roles of the compliance function and the skills you need to be more effective and you will discover how to implement effective alert and responsive systems to minimize risk at your firm;
  • to gain a solid understanding of the regulatory environment;
  • to learn how to implement best practice;
  • to obtain actionable knowledge and practical skills in risk management and compliance in business;
  • to benefit from the international expertise of ICA trainers as well as the sharing of ideas with your peers;
  • to gain a globally recognized certificate, awarded in association with the prestigious Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester

Target audience:

  • Heads of Legal, Heads of Compliance, Compliance Officers
  • Employees with management responsibility for compliance
  • Anyone who is eager to broaden and deepen their compliance knowledge and skills

 Format of the programme:

  • Course starts on 22 March 2021
  • Course level – Intermediate
  • Six-month course assessed by two written assignments (2,000 – 2,500 words)
  • Delivered in English
  • Study in an international group of compliance professionals from all over the world
  • 6 x monthly ‘in the spotlight’ videos covering the latest industry developments
  • Virtual workshop – 14 April 2021 (9:30am-12:30pm UK time)
  • Live, immersive learning scenario – 14/16 July 2021 (9:30am-13:30pm UK time, 3 hours & 60 minutes facilitated
    discussion) – 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
  • Written Assignment One – 7 June 2021 (results on 30 July 2021)
  • Written Assignment Two – 13 September 2021 (results on 26 November 2021)
  • Recommended study-time per week: 6 hours


Topic 1:  Compliance in Business

  1. Introduction & Historical issues;
  2. International issues/impacts/conventions/contexts
  3. Laws, regulations and guidance
  4. Best practices

Topic 2: Compliance in Practice

  1. The history of the compliance function
  2. Governance, risk and compliance – what is it?
  3. Effective compliance and adequate procedures
  4. Stakeholder relationship management
  5. Building a compliance framework
  6. Pre-requisites for an effective compliance function and the role of it
  7. Governance best practices

Topic 3: The role and objectives of the Compliance Officer

  1. Duties, responsibilities and behaviours of a compliance officer
  2. Drafting compliance reports
  3. Communications and training
  4. Outsourcing of compliance arrangements

 Topic 4: Risk Management

  1. Overview and regimes
  2. Categories of risk
  3. Effective alert systems
  4. Response mechanisms

Topic 5: Compliance Topics, Improvement and Advantage

  1. Bribery and corruption
  2. Intellectual property
  3. Competition and anti-trust
  4. Data protection and information security
  5. Labour laws
  6. Conflicts of interest
  7. AML / fraud / sanctions
  8. Emerging trends and international perspectives
  9. Review, challenge and improve
  10. Competitive advantage


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Jonathan Bowdler
Head of Regulatory Compliance, responsible for all the ICA’s Compliance programmes, has 25 years of financial services industry experience, holds senior Compliance roles for the last fifteen of these, has a wealth of practical compliance experience, an MBA holder from Henley Business School and a Diploma in Management from Reading University, a highly qualified expert in business management and is therefore able to place governance, risk and compliance management within the context of wider corporate strategy, a fully qualified investment and mortgage advisor and is a member of several industry forums.
Rhodri Kettle
FICA, is the Senior Course Director in Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) at ICA, and develops and delivers GRC courses in the UK and internationally. Prior to joining ICA in 2013, Rhodri was a senior compliance manager in a large UK retail bank, working with business operations, senior management and other assurance functions on a wide range of compliance-related subjects, over the course of a career of over 25 years.
Jonathan Bowdler
Rhodri Kettle


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