Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance

MQF Level 5


Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance

June 2022
Price  (Local/EU)
15 Months
ECTS Credits
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Course Description

This programme will provide you with a solid understanding of anti-money laundering (AML) and compliance practices. It aims to help you build the skills required for professional practice related to fighting financial crime, including AML and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT).

The course will delve into what money laundering and terrorist financing are, how they affect countries and economies and why. You will learn about the tools and strategies employed to operationally protect against money laundering and the funding of terrorist activities, taking Maltese and international financial crime laws and regulations into consideration.

The course also covers the control frameworks that must be managed to ensure that a regulated firm is not used by criminals or the financiers of terrorism. You will learn to identify the strengths and weaknesses of AML frameworks in line with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations.

You will also get to identify future trends and emerging risks, as well as new supervisory authorities that have been formed as a result of these new risks.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess the following:

  • a qualification at MQF Level 4 (one A-level or equivalent in any subject);


  • a pass in English Language and Mathematics at MQF Level 3 (O-level or equivalent).

Target Audience

This programme is targeted at people within the financial and banking sector, as well as other individuals seeking professional and academic advancement in AML and compliance.

Career Paths

The possible positions for which this programme aims to prepare you for include, but are not limited, to:

  • compliance supervisor/manager
  • money laundering reporting officer (MLRO) and their deputies
  • police and FIAU/FCID staff
  • managers with responsibilities for internal AML controls
  • risk managers
  • accountants
  • lawyers
  • company secretaries

How you’ll be assessed

This is a part-time programme and will typically take 15 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 10 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module;
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of online content per module, comprising asynchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos.

Course Intake Dates

June 2022
October 2022

Additional Info

Reading for the entire Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance as presented in this brochure costs €4,500.*

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.**

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying.

**Terms and conditions apply.

*** For the price of individual modules, please contact the IDEA Academy team.

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I chose IDEA Academy because every effort is made from staff and tutors to maintain a healthy study-work-life balance, differentiating them from other institutions.  I am grateful that throughout my studies, I was nurtured by being given professional advice, the necessary support and enough time to work at my own pace.  At IDEA Academy I did not just get a degree, but I’ve learned so many extra life experiences.

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