The Diploma in Anti Money Laundering equips learners with the key skills and knowledge in order to understand the key regulatory obligations on all organisations who are prescribed designated persons. The course is designed for learners who have an interest in anti money laundering regulation and those who may be carrying out the role of Money Laundering Reporting Officer; or those who would like to develop their career. The course is designed for persons with no or limited legal knowledge and all are welcome.
The course is delivered by a team of lecturers with professional experience in regulation and AML. Throughout the course, learners will develop an understanding of the key legislative framework for AML including both EU and domestic law.
This course is CPD recognised by the Institute of Banking and LIA. Students will consider in detail the various obligations imposed by the AML/ TF legislation on institutions who are susceptible to AML compliance. At the end of the course, learners will have a firm understanding of the legislative requirements in relation to the risk based approach, customer due dilligence, reporting suspicious transactions, beneficial ownership requirements, record-keeping, training and corporate governance.
Learners will look at key topics such as:
- Introduction to the course, history and background of AML and TF.
- EU and Domestic legislation in relation to AML and TF.
- Designated persons
- The Risk based approach
- Customer Due Dilligence
- Reporting of suspicious transactions
- Transaction monitoring
- Record keeping
- Case studies
- Beneficial ownership
- Fraud and fraud awareness
- AML training
- Corporate governance, whistleblowing and data protection
- Enforcement of AML
- Civil liability
A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding the Diploma.
The assignment/project must be handed in on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer.
Conor Duff – LLB, BL,(NUI),LL.M.(Dubl.),B.L.,Dip. Construction
Conor Duff B.L., Dean of Law at City Colleges, lectures in the areas of Contract and EU law for FE-1 students, a selection of City Colleges’ Professional programmes and our BA (Hons) in Business Studies programme.
Conor is a seasoned lecturer and has a proven track record of academic delivery across other colleges and Universities, including the Law Society of Ireland.
He is a graduate of Maynooth University (LL.B.) (Hons.), Trinity College Dublin (LL.M.), the Honorable Society of King’s Inns (B.L.) and the Law Society of Ireland (Dip. Construction Law). He graduated from Maynooth University and Trinity College with
first-class honours degrees with distinction for his LL.M. Dissertation. He is a member of the EBA, CBA and Members’ Committee of the Irish Society for European Law.
Conor has published widely in various national legal journals including the Commercial Law Practitioner and the ICLJ. Conor was a co-editor of the leading EU Treaties text which is permitted for use in FE-1 and QLTT examinations.
Paschal is a dedicated and results-oriented Corporate Investigator and Trainer with an extensive background of achievement in Financial Crime Investigation and Training. He is a collaborative communicator with an aptitude for building relationships and mentoring students/trainees. Capable of designing and delivering comprehensive learning and development courses to promote awareness, knowledge, and practical skills in key areas.
Paschal spent 15 years attached to the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau where he led many major investigations and he was a member of the working group set up to develop a Detective Fraud Course, training Detective from across the various Garda Divisions in all aspects of Financial Crime, from initial investigation, data gathering and analysis, interviewing and report writing.
Paschal then spent three and a half years in the private sector where he worked as a Senior Manager, Special Investigations Unit (Europe) investigating internal and external allegations of fraudulent activity against the company and its many stakeholders. Paschal also lectured to various departments and subsidiaries across the enterprise of such topics Fraud Awareness, Risk & Compliance and Risk Assessment.
Since 2015 Paschal has been involved in developed and presents lectures (Classroom and Virtually) across the Public and Private Sector on a number of topics including: Risk and Fraud Awareness, Data Gathering and Analysis, Interviewing and File Construction and Report Writing.
Paschal holds a BA Honours (Administration of Justice) as well as Diplomas in such diverse topics as: Anti-Money Laundering, Event Management, Employment Law, Criminology & Psychology, Training and Development Special Purpose Award (QQI Level 6) and the Certificate in Training and Continuing Education (QQI Level 7)
A City College’s Professional Diploma Course is a focused, practical programme designed and delivered by an industry practitioner, that consolidates, upskills or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications that indicate that you have been trained in a particular area or specific subject matter.
City College Diplomas are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects. They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study here by their organisation.
In addition to our scheduled Professional Diploma courses, City Colleges can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact Kevin.Coyne@citygroup.ie for further details.
Who Should Apply?
Those working in credit and financial institutions such as banks, credit unions and insurance undertakings.
Those working in the commercial and criminal legal systems in Ireland, who have a special interest in anti-money laundering/terrorist financing (AML/TF) legislation.
Those who would like to know more about the history and impact of money laundering and terrorist financing, and the initiatives designed to combat them.
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