Lead Training Services

Award in Anti-Financial Crime

MQF/EQF Level 5 CPD Award
Starting Date To Be Announced

This course will teach staff the best practices how one can identify and minimize the risks of financial crime. By the end of the course, existing knowledge will have been enhanced considerably, enabling improved performance in the workplace.

Course Description

Early detection can make a significant difference so the course provides practical advice on what to do in the event of suspicion. The course also highlights the consequences when suspicions are ignored. The various types of financial crime are explored, best practice in financial crime and fraud prevention is studied, and the characteristics of fraudsters are examined.

By the end of the course, existing knowledge will have been enhanced considerably enabling improved performance in the workplace.

Accreditation and MQF level

The accreditation status of this programme is a ‘‘Higher Education Programme’’. A CPD Award accredited with 4 ECTS credits (MQF/EQF Level 5) by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) will be presented to delegates who obtain a minimum pass in the relative assignment.

Target Audience

This course is particularly suitable to those who aspire to become Anti-Financial Crime Officers or those who aspire or are earmarked to take on such a role.

  • C-Level, Senior and Middle Managers
  • Company Directors
  • Information Security Professionals
  • Accountants, Internal and External Auditors
  • Members of Audit/IT Security Committees
  • MLROs and Compliance Officers
  • Professionals engaged in financial services and who aspire to a career in Anti Money Laundering or fraud / financial crime prevention

Entry requirements

5 O-Levels and 2 A-Levels or any equivalent qualification which is approved by the MQRIC AND a minimum of 3 years working experience in Business Administration.

Duration & Mode of Attendance

This part-time course is made up of 8 live online evening webinar sessions which are spread over a period of 12 weeks.

Maximum Number of Participants

Places for this course are limited to 20 delegates on first come first serve basis.

Course Delivery Mode – Live Webinars

This course will be delivered via live online webinars.  The course trainers will be visible on screen via a professional webinar platform through which students can follow the trainer presenting live whilst also using a powerpoint presentation and sharing other resources as necessary.  Students will be able to interact with the trainer by sending questions or comments through the same webinar platform.  Our student support team will assist all students with simple instructions on how to access the webinar online.  A support line will also be made available to communicate with a student support officer in case of technical difficulties encountered during the live webinar.

All webinars – except for module 3, will also be recorded and uploaded on the student online resources portal for future reference during home study.  Trainers will also dedicate very regular Q & A times during the webinar to ensure all students can have the chance to ask questions and reach the intended learning objectives.  The email and contact details of the trainer will also be made available in case students would wish to get in touch with the trainer throughout the course period.

Short 10 minute breaks will be given during the webinar.

How You’ll Learn

This course will be delivered via live online webinars.  The course trainers will be visible on screen via a professional webinar platform, through which students can follow the trainer presenting live, whilst also using a PowerPoint presentation and sharing other resources as necessary.

Students will be able to interact with the trainer by sending questions or comments through the same webinar platform.

The course will also make use of:

  • Online Presentations
  • Video Lecturing;
  • Q&A via online course forum;
  • Online Q&A with Educator (Trainer).

The above are considered to be contact hours as all of the above will be under control of the instructor.

Method of Assessment

At the end of the course, students will be presented with the assignment questions, where students have four or five questions and need to choose three. Maximum word count per answer is 1,500 words. Students need to submit the assignment as per the submission date on the assignment questions document provided.

Grading: The assignment questions will be corrected and students must achieve a pass mark of at least 50 marks, in order to be given a certification.

Language of Course Instruction & Course Materials

The course materials and the live webinars are in English.

Course Dates

Modules Dates Time
Module 1: Introduction to Financial Crime
(MQF/EQF Level 5, 1 ECTS)
TBA 17:30 – 20:30
Module 2: Fraud and Corruption
(MQF/EQF Level 5, 1 ECTS)
TBA 17:30 – 20:30
Module 3: Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism
(MQF/EQF Level 5, 1 ECTS)
TBA 17:30 – 20:30
Module 4: Cyber crime and Cyber Terrorism
(MQF/EQF Level 5, 1 ECTS)
TBA 17:30 – 20:30

Please note that as per terms and conditions, LEAD Training Services reserves the right to alter course dates, times and venue in exceptional circumstances beyond its control.

Total Hours of Learning

This is an accredited course, which requires students to commit themselves and to be responsible for their own studies. Below is a suggested guideline of the number of hours each student should dedicate to self-studying and preparing for the final written assignment.

Total Course Contact Hours
(Live Online Webinars)
Total Course Suggested Self-Study Hours
(reading for interest & further knowledge)
Total Course Supervised Placement and Practice Hours
(Work placement supervision)
Total Course Suggested Assessment Hours
(Take home assignment)

Course Outline



  • Excellent delivery and professional tuition. I will be attending additional intakes in the near future!
    R. Buttigieg (June 2022)
  • Very professional, explained in detail with a knowledgeable pace to student. Given the fact it was my first experience and doing my secondary course (Anti Financial Crime), I would recommend LEAD training service without hesitation since all content was explained and introduced gradually.
    R. Buttigieg (March 2022)
  • The course in question was delivered in a very professional manner. It consisted of a very detailed introduction to the subject matter by a qualified professional within the industry, followed by a breakdown of the subject into modules, each with its own professional tutor. The institute provides ample knowledge for any aspiring professional and thus the material provided can be used very proficiently within various fields on professional platforms.  The course is well suited for all aspiring professionals to hit the ground running in their respective field.
    K. Manicolo (June 2021)
  • This course was very interesting ! The lecturers are very knowledgeable and very helpful . I am glad to say that I have learned a lot and I know for sure that it will help at my workplace.
    S. Grech (October 2020)

Course Funding Options

For Individuals

    Candidates can benefit from a 70% rebate of the course fee via tax credit. Get Qualified is an initiative that supports the personal development of individuals for the achievement of qualifications and certifications required by industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who We Are

We are a team of specialists passionate about our work and with a common ambition to share learning experiences with people in the business community and civil society.

Under the brand name LEAD Training Services, our team has attracted an impressive pool of professional trainers from different areas of business.

This makes us the only professional training organisation in Malta that can offer cutting edge training programmes across a broad spectrum of topics. We do not believe in one-size-fits-all training programmes and in line with our belief we customise our programmes to our individual customer’s needs.

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