Qualifications

Gain an internationally recognised qualification in treasury or cash management with the ACT.  From entry to masters level, we have a qualification that will suit everyone and help you advance at any stage of your career.

CERTIFICATE IN TREASURY FUNDAMENTALS
 

The perfect first step into treasury and corporate finance that equips you with knowledge and tactical ‘hands-on’ skills.

ACT Competency Framework level

Tactical level 

Study time

3-6 months

150 study hours

Assessment methods

Online assessment

(1.5 hours)

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

COURSE CONTENT

Three compulsory units

1. Introduction to the financial world

2. Principles of treasury operations

3. Overview of financial markets and corporate finance

FEES

Course fee £650

Student membership fee £105

Assessment fee £105

 

ACT MEMBERSHIP LEVEL

eAffiliate member

You are an ACT CertTF student member for the duration of your 12 month learning licence, or until you pass your exam, whichever is soonest.

When you have successfully completed the certificate, you will be eligible to become an ACT eAffiliate member and use the designatory letters CertTF. 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT 

Optional 1-2-1 coaching available.

 

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CERTIFICATE IN TREASURY
 

Become a trusted treasury professional, relied upon for your operational competencies and technical know-how. You’ll add value to the business or your clients by offering practical guidance to colleagues, while driving continuous improvements.

ACT Competency Framework level

Operational level 

Study time

6 – 12 months

250 study hours

Assessment methods

Five online assessments

(2 hours each)

Entry requirements

Successful completion of CertTF, qualified accountant, relevant degree or prior industry experience. 

COURSE CONTENT

Five compulsory units

1. The context of treasury

2. Cash and liquidity management

3. Corporate finance

4. Ethics, governance and regulation in treasury

5. Risk analysis and management

 

FEES

Course fee per unit £396

Student membership fee £176

Assessment fee per unit £160

 

 

ACT MEMBERSHIP LEVEL

Affiliate membership

You are an ACT CertT student member for the duration of your 24 month learning licence, or until you pass your full qualification, whichever is soonest.

When you have successfully completed the certificate, you will be eligible to become an ACT Affiliate member and use the designatory letters CertT.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT 

Optional 1-2-1 Coaching and Revision Workshops available. 

 

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DIPLOMA IN TREASURY MANAGEMENT
 

Become a confident professional across all areas of treasury management. You’ll be the go-to person for in-depth technical treasury expertise, and respected for your ability to problem solve and enable the business to meet its objectives.

ACT Competency Framework level

Managerial level 

Study time

12 – 18 months

600 study hours

Assessment methods

Two online assessments (3 hours each)

Two assignments 

Entry requirements

Successful completion of the Certificate in Treasury or prior industry experience via the Direct Entry route. 

COURSE CONTENT

Three compulsory units

1. Corporate finance for treasury

2. Risk management for treasury

3. The treasury manager

Plus one of these optional units:

4A. Financial reporting, tax and regulation for treasury 

4B. Working capital and trade finance

 

FEES

Course fee per unit £592

Student membership fee £176

Assessment fee per unit £270

 

ACT MEMBERSHIP LEVEL

Associate member

You are an ACT AMCT student member for the duration of your 36 month learning licence, or until you pass your full qualification, whichever is soonest.

When you have successfully completed the diploma, you will be eligible to become an ACT Associate member and use the designatory letters AMCT.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT 

Optional 1-2-1 Coaching and revision workshops available. 

 

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ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN TREASURY MANAGEMENT
 

Regarded as a forward thinker, you’ll be a respected senior finance professional with significant influence who shapes business strategy to deliver success.

ACT Competency Framework level

Strategic level 

Study time

15 months

 

Assessment methods

One exam (4 hours)

One dissertation

Presentation to a panel on your dissertation

 

Entry requirements

Successful completion of the Diploma in Treasury Management or direct entry. 

COURSE CONTENT

Two compulsory units

1. Treasury management concepts

2. Leading the treasury function

ACT MEMBERSHIP LEVEL

Fellow

You are either an ACT Associate member or an ACT student member for the duration of your 2 year learning licence, or until you pass your full qualification, whichever is soonest.

When you have successfully completed the diploma, you will be eligible to become an ACT Fellow and use the designatory letters FCT.

 

FEES

Course fee £10,800. 

Exam fee £515.

Dissertation fee £515.

Presentation of dissertation fee £210.

Membership fees apply depending on your route of entry.

 

AWARD IN INTERNATIONAL CASH MANAGEMENT
 

Develop the essential skills and knowledge required for a career in international cash management and liquidity.

ACT Competency Framework level

Tactical level 

Study time

3-6 months

150 study hours

Assessment methods

Online assessment

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

COURSE CONTENT

Three compulsory units

1. Introduction to international cash management

2. The business of managing cash

3. The business of reporting on cash management 

FEES

Course fee £1,250 

Student membership fee £105

Assessment fee £105

 

ACT MEMBERSHIP LEVEL

eAffiliate member

You are an ACT AwardICM student member for the duration of your 12 month learning licence, or until you pass your exam, whichever is soonest.

When you have successfully completed the certificate, you will be eligible to become an ACT eAffiliate member and use the designatory letters AwardICM.

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CERTIFICATE IN INTERNATIONAL CASH MANAGEMENT
 

We have changed the structure of the Certificate in International Cash Management (CertICM) qualification.

For information about the previous syllabus (2016-2020) and its assessments, please visit this page.

The information below relates to the new CertICM qualification.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of AwardCMF or AwardICM or direct entry.

 

Study time 

6 - 12 months

250 study hours

Assessment methods

One online assessment

 

COURSE CONTENT

Six compulsory units

1. The International Cash management (ICM) context and role of banks

2. Managing liquidity - visibility and availability

3. International cash management tools and techniques

4. Risk management of ICM  

5. The impact of accounting, tax and regulation   

6. Developments in ICM 

 

ACT MEMBERSHIP LEVEL

Affiliate member

You are an ACT CertICM student member for the duration of your 18-month learning licence, or until you pass your exam, whichever is soonest.

When you have successfully completed the certificate, you will be eligible to become an ACT Affiliate member and use the designatory letters CertICM.

 

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FEES

Course fee £ 2,500

Assessment fee: £160

Student membership fee: £ 176

NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

Take a look at the qualification summary below to help you find the qualification best suited for you.

Qualifications summary 

 

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