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Senior compliance / risk specialist

Giving high-level advice to financial services organisations on the legal and regulatory rules they must follow, such as on data security or preventing money laundering

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • the law and rules governing financial services
  • structure of the financial services industry
  • in-depth knowledge of their organisation's customers
  • financial products and services
  • impact of the external environment on financial services
  • how to provide high-quality advice
  • analyse and interpret business, legal and regulatory information

Apprentices will complete one of a range of qualifications. The employer will choose the qualification.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

Depending on the qualification they complete, apprentices are eligible to apply to:

  • International Compliance Association
  • Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment
  • Institute of Financial Services
  • Chartered Banker Institute
  • Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Chartered Institute of Credit Management
  • Institute of Risk Management
End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
International Compliance Association 07855 311 638 /07834337605
Financial Services Training Partners LLP
NOCN 0300 999 1177
DSW Consulting 01302 760 008
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.