Diploma in Fintech Risk & Compliance


Programme Overview

The Diploma in Fintech Risk and Compliance is a level 7 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications, offered by ACOI’s education provider PAT (Professional Accountancy Training) and awarded by TU Dublin.


The programme is designed to address industry-wide challenges by providing professional training in Fintech Risk and Compliance. 


Compliance is core to the provision of regulated financial services and the risk management of those services, and therefore the compliance professional is at the centre of the financial services industry. Given the evolution of technologically driven innovation in finance, these professionals require education and training to adapt to the evolving nature of the compliance framework, and associated risk management, in Fintech focused operating models.


Designed with compliance practitioners this programme delivers the core knowledge, skills, and competencies that professionals require to work in both a Fintech environment, and an increasingly digitised compliance function.


The programme addresses the demands of current compliance and regulatory professionals, of varying levels of experience and seniority, and offers the opportunity to a wide variety of candidates to reskill/retrain for careers in the financial services industry. The programme provides the training students require to begin, to continue and to enhance their career paths as a compliance and regulatory professional.


The programme will be delivered part-time over one academic year in an on-line environment. The academic year is divided into two semesters, commencing September – December and January – May each year.

Semester 1

  • The Fintech Compliance Framework
  • Compliance Risks in a Fintech Environment
  • Regulatory Risks in the Fintech Ecosystem
  • Fintech Innovation and Compliance

Semester 2

  • Fintech Compliance and Risk Management
  • Managing Fintech Operational Risk
  • Digitising and Innovation in Compliance Framework
  • Regtech (Regulatory Technology) Solutions
Taking up an ACOI Designation:


On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded the Diploma in Fintech Risk and Compliance by TU Dublin.


Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

CPD hours will be awarded to the following designations on the successful completion of this programme.


Semester 1

        Designation/CPD Scheme: [Maximum CPD Hours]

  • Accredited Funds Professional - 9hrs
  • CPD Member - 4hrs
  • LCOI - 32hrs
  • Professional Banker - 12hrs
  • QFA - 4hrs
  • RS CPD Member - 4hrs

Semester 2

        Designation/CPD Scheme: [Maximum CPD Hours]

  • Accredited Funds Professional - 9hrs
  • CPD Member - 2hrs
  • LCOI - 32hrs
  • Professional Banker - 9hrs
  • QFA - 2hrs
  • RS CPD Member - 2hrs

Entry Requirements

This programme is aimed at learners with a Level 6 award – equivalent to a Higher Certificate (120 ECTS) – who wish to specialise in the field of risk and compliance with a view to entering the financial services industry, or those with a Level 6 award who are working in Financial Services and who require a qualification in the area in order to progress professionally.


For applicants not holding a Level 6 Higher Certificate (120 ECTS), entry will be determined on the basis of ‘fair recognition of education and training qualifications, periods of study and prior learning, including the recognition of non-formal and informal learning’. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


For entry onto the programme, applicants must present IELTS 6.


  • €4,660 for the whole programme.
  • The Diploma in Fintech Risk and Compliance has also received Springboard+ funding, for more details click here.

How to Apply

  1. You will need to be a current member of ACOI to register for this programme.
  2. Register for this programme through our education provider, PAT.

Any Questions?

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