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AML & Financial Crime Advanced Course | OFFER

Spearhead eLearning


£40 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
5 hours
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

122 students purchased this course


This is the definitive, leading Anti-Money Laundering Course for Support Staff in leading UK firms. To date we have qualified over 5000 Financial Services professionals. The course provides a concise overview of key money laundering topics that are relevant to law firms.

By completing this course you will learn how to comply with all critical statutory requirements and help in the fight against Money Laundering. The course meets the new 2017 regulations.


Our Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Financial Crime (2017 regulations) course is ideal for those who work within the regulated financial services sector. If you work in this sector then you must put in place systems and controls to prevent financial crime, in particular that of money laundering. Our Anti Money Laundering course will help you to do that.

As well as money laundering, financial crime covers any offence involving money, such as fraud, dishonesty and market abuse. Each of these offences has a serious impact on both individual businesses and the economy as a whole.

This course aims to help explain the laws surrounding money laundering and financial crime and highlights how they impact the work that your business does.

The course covers the following:

Module 1: Introduction
- Key Stages of Money Laundering
- Indications of Money Laundering
- Ongoing Monitoring and knowing your business
- Reporting to MLRO'S
- How does Money Laundering affect you

Module 2: Consequences of Money Laundering
- Potential Risks of Money Laundering Involvement
- Obligations to report suspicion
- The offences
- Defences

Module 3: Client Due Diligence Measures
- Verification of Identity
- Simplified due diligence
- Enhanced due diligence
- Business Relationship Learning Scenario

Module 4: Identifying and Dealing with Suspicions
- Recognising Suspicious Behaviour
- The Risk Based Approach and Red Flags
- Understanding Suspicion
- Reporting procedures Learning Scenario

Module 5: Record Keeping and Ongoing Monitoring
Module 6: The MLRO
Module 7: Course Online Assessment

Who is this course for?

Professionals looking to gain employment in any financial services sector Banking, Insurance, Pensions etc) and also those currently working in the sector and looking to gain a new role or improve their current skill set


Good understanding of the English Language and internet access

Career path

Bank Manager

Bank assistant

Compliance Risk


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Leslie asked:

I would like to know if this course will be useful for some one that works in a casino and will like to pursue the EDD / KYC specialist role?


Hi this is certainly suitable, we have 3 casino clients that qualify their staff using this course.

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Warren asked:

Hi, Do you provide a certificate after completion? Thanks, Warren


Hello Warren, yes we certainly do. The course has a PDF downloadable certificate after you complete and pass the final assessment. The course has been used by Financial Services Businesses such as George Banco, RBS and Carey Pensions to qualify their staff

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Asif Ismail asked:

Hi, How long does one have to complete the course/test(s)? Also can one repeat taking it until they pass the test and will they have to pay for this?


Hi you have 12 months to complete the course and can retake the quiz as much as you like, you do not pay for retaking the quiz

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Harvey asked:

Can you please provide details of the syllabus? Or topics which will be covered.


Hello Harvey, We have now updated the course description with all of the course modules. I hope this helps

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Emma S asked:

Will this course meeting the requirements for a nominated officer for the AML regulations?


Hello Emma, this is designed for all members of staff within an financial services organisation as part of their annual CPD. Our clients include pension providers, banks, credit card companies and payday loan organisations. The course is very in depth. I hope that helps

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Rabia asked:

Hi what is the awarding body for this course? Also as previous question, would there be a hard copy issued later? Lastly, Can this be claimed on CV?


Hi Rabia, The course is certificated by Spearhead. The course is used by Banks, Insurance Companies, Loan companies and many other Financial Services businesses so this will be a great addition to your CV and will be recognised as your annual AML training. The certificate is a PDF download that you are able to print, we do not supply hard copies. I hope this helps.

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Pupak asked:

Is this course useful for someone with politics background and knowledge of economic sanctions who wants to work as a compliance officer?


It is certainly suited to anyone looking to work in compliance

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Kunbi asked:

Hi, Is this course FCA approved?


It is used globally by FCA regulated organisations and meets the FCA guidelines

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Mark asked:

I ordered this course in 2018 but didn't follow up as my dad was ill. I was meant to complete thereafter but his illness returned. Can I complete now?


Hi Mark, Please email email us on info@studyacademy and we can sort this for you

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Yeinu asked:

Is this course enough for me to apply for MLRO or KYC jobs?


Morning Yeinu Hope you are well. Unfortunately I could not advise if the AML course is suitable for MLRO or KYC, the best option would be to speak to them direct and ask them. Spearheads Financial Services Courses have been designed to give front line staff the qualifications they need to comply with the industry's regulations, some of our clients include large banks, pay day loan companies and insurance companies, you can find more information on our website Have a great day .

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Zeenaydah asked:

Hi, How do we proceed to enroll onto the course? Are we receiving any materials prior to attending the Online Shortcourse?


Hi, The course is fully online and once purchased you will be sent your login details to access the course. On completion you will receive a downloadable PDF certificate regards Spearhead Support Team

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