Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention (Level 9)

Date: 07/02/2022

Duration: 1 Semester

Location: The Institute of Banking, 1 North wall Quay, IFSC, Dublin 1

Accreditation: Level 9

Full Fees: €1,450

Network Members Fee: €1,000

Programme overview

The primary motivation underpinning the development of the Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention is to provide a learning opportunity for compliance and/or other relevant professionals to develop the necessary intellectual capital to ensure that their organisations meet their current and future regulatory responsibilities in relation to financial crime prevention.

Registration Closing: 28 January 2022

Method of Payment for this course: EFT only

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The Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention is an exit award of the Graduate Diploma in Compliance. In addition to being a standalone qualification awarded from UCD, this programme is designed to ensure flexibility of study and to enable credits to be accumulated for progression to a higher award. The Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention contributes 10 credits of the required 60 ECTS credits towards the Graduate Diploma in Compliance.

Students who achieve an honours award classification in the Graduate Diploma in Compliance are eligible for the award of MSc in Compliance on successful completion of two additional modules.

Professional Body Membership

You must be a member of the The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland to undertake this programme.

Entry Requirements

Admission is open to individuals with a relevant undergraduate degree in a business or legal discipline at Level 8 NFQ. Applicants who do not hold a primary degree but have exceptional professional experience in the areas of fraud, risk or compliance are eligible to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course Content

Candidates take one module Financial/White-Collar Crime Prevention for the Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention (10 ECTS). This programme will expose participants to topics such as; fraud types, detection and investigation techniques, cyber crime, forensic IT, different jurisdictional regulatory frameworks) utilising both case studies and senior guest speakers.


This programme is delivered over one semester, five Saturdays comprising six hours of teaching per day. The module Financial/ White-Collar Crime Prevention will involve blended learning comprising a pre-module preparation phase (including readings, cases, and exercises) followed by block release.

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