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Award in Compliance In Financial Services & AMLRO

MQF/EQF Level 5 CPD Award
Starting: 10th October 2024

The Award in Compliance In Financial Services & AMLRO is designed to assist participants to attain knowledge in financial services regulations and the roles and responsibilities of compliance officers and MLROs within the financial services industry.

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) in Financial Services & MLRO will be presented to delegates who obtain a minimum pass in the relative assignment.

Target Audience

Students reading a degree in financial services; directors and senior managers in financial services; and professionals working in financial services including compliance and risk officers, such as:

  • Due Diligence Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • MLROs
  • Designated Employees
  • Company Directors
  • Auditors
  • Lawyers
  • AML Subject Persons
  • Finance Professionals
  • Risk Officers/ Managers

Entry requirements

  • The entry requirements for this course are a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent MQF Level 4 qualifications OR minimum of 3 years working within business administration as compliance officer.
  • This course welcomes individuals from the legal age of 18 onwards.

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 8 weeks.

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.

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. Online recordings or videos of the webinars are not available for this course.

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. The total word count for the total assignment is 3,000 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 : Award in The Regulatory Framework within Financial Services (MQF/EQF Level 5, 1 ECTS) 10/10, 17/10 17:30 – 20:30
Module 2 : Award in The High Level Regulatory Requirements (MQF/EQF Level 5, 1 ECTS) 24/10, 31/10 17:30 – 20:30
Module 3 : Award in Sectoral Requirements & Regulations (MQF/EQF Level 5, 1 ECTS) 07/11, 14/11 17:30 – 20:30
Module 4 : Award in Corporate Governance System & the Role of Governance (MQF/EQF Level 5, 1 ECTS) 21/11, 28/11 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



  • A well balanced course, adapted to the students who took it and time oriented. The lecturers knew what they were talking about and integrated their experience into their lecturing. I appreciated the fact that i could turn back to the slides as the material used was also uploaded which made it easier to revise and build my notes.
    A. Calleja, February 2024
  • The course was well-organised, with regular communication regarding the upcoming classes and study materials available for downloading. Extremely informative sessions with well-versed and experienced lecturers.
    K. Bisset-Jackson, June 2022
  • It was a very interesting and relevant course. The tutors were very knowledgeable and helpful. There was plenty of time was to complete the assignment, and the course was just the right duration. I would highly recommend LEAD Training Services and this course.
    C. Gauci, February 2022

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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