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Apprenticeship training course

Senior compliance and risk specialist (level 6)

To ensure that organisations' operations comply with relevant legislation, regulation and policies through reviewing and implementing policies and procedures.

Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Legal, finance and accounting
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Compliance manager
  • Credit monitoring manager
  • Financial crime manager
  • Operational risk manager
  • Risk & controls manager
  • Senior compliance specialist
  • Senior risk specialist
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Think laterally, take a wide perspective of the issue at hand, consider aspects of a problem to formulate an operational or strategic plan.
  • Build reports to suit the requirement of the audience, for example departmental plans, key performance indicators (KPIs) and project reports.
  • Plan and organise own work to meet legal, regulatory, organisational deadlines
  • Analyse and interpret information to assess whether it meets legal, regulatory, process or policy requirements
  • Analyse information to identify key issues, draw conclusions and make recommendations
  • Demonstrate different communication methods and adapt communication style to their audience, being clear on purpose of communication and outputs required, for example; verbal, written, virtual communication, presentations
  • Demonstrate different communication styles such as, active listening, team communications, business storytelling, negotiation techniques, conflict management, cross-cultural communications, equality and inclusivity considerations
  • Maintain documents in line with current regulation and policy
  • Challenge and influence managers and colleagues on desired course of action
  • Build and maintain working relationships with stakeholders, contracting and managing stakeholder expectations.
  • Build trust with colleagues, collaborating to achieve results
  • Manage conflict, demonstrating empathy and a desire to work towards win-win outcomes
  • Lead others to achieve desired outcomes
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques to deliver improved compliance and risk outcomes for the organisation, for example seek feedback and respond to improve performance
  • Develop strategies to implement change
  • Network with others in the profession to keep up to date with changes in the industry, best practice and potential opportunities
  • Use digital tools for research, analysis, and to present data using visualisation techniques.
  • Demonstrate technology to others and keeps up to date with developments in IT relative to their role
  • Handle data safely and securely and share information in compliance with data protection legislation and organisation’s policy

Full information on Senior compliance and risk specialist (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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