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About this data protection notice

This is a statement of the practices of The Institute of Bankers in Ireland, 1 North Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1 (trading as IOB) (‘the Institute’, ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’) in connection with the capture of personal data on this webform and the steps taken by the Institute to respect your privacy.

The Institute is a Data Controller and is committed to protecting your rights and any personal information which you provide to the Institute will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with Irish and European Data Protection legislation.

The privacy notice explains the following:
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  • The purpose for collecting your personal data
  • The legal bases for collecting your personal data
  • Are you required to provide the information?
  • How we store and secure personal data?
  • Details of third parties with whom we share personal data
  • What are your rights?
What information do we collect about you?

The data we collect from you will be used by the Institute only in accordance with the purposes outlined in this privacy notice. We will collect your data via webform on

The data collected in this webform will be shared with the following areas of the Institute:

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The purpose for collecting your data

The data we collect about you will be used for:

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For the purposes outlined in this privacy notice your personal data will be processed on the basis of Explicit Consent.

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Are you required to provide the information?

We require you to complete the mandatory fields identified in this webform for the purposes outlined above. If you do not provide us with the information required in these fields, we may be unable to process this Expression of Interest form.

How we store and secure your data

Any data we collect from you will be stored confidentially and securely. The Institute is committed to ensuring all accesses to, uses of, and processing of Institute data is performed in a secure manner.

In keeping with the data protection principles, we will only store your data for as long as is necessary to provide our services to you and for such a period of time after this as is necessary to comply with our obligations under applicable law and, if relevant, to deal with any claim or dispute that may arise in connection with our relationship with you.

For the purposes described here we will store your data for one calendar year from the date you submit the webform. Before the end of this calendar year, we may contact you to ask if you wish to re-confirm your consent to the storing and processing of your data for the purposes outlined above.

When we store your personal data on our systems the data will be stored on the Institute’s secure I.T. platforms within the EEA which are also subject to European data protection requirements.

Details of third parties with whom we share personal data

The Institute will share your data with third parties where necessary for purposes of the processing outlined here.

We will share your information with our service providers (e.g. printers, I.T. support, auditors, legal advisors, and other professional advisors).

We may also disclose your information where required by law to do so.

Your information will not be shared with any other third parties.

When we share your data with the third parties outlined here the Institute will ensure that the data is only processed according to our specific instructions and that the same standards of confidentiality and security are maintained. Once the processing of the data is complete any third parties with whom data was shared will be required to return the data to the Institute save where they are required to retain it by law.

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  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to have the personal data that we hold about you erased.
  • The right to restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to receive your personal data, which you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to require us to transmit that data to another controller.
  • You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

If you have any queries relating to the processing of your personal data for the purposes outlined above or you wish to make a request in relation to your rights, you can contact the Institute’s Data Protection Officer using the contact details below.

If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been processed, you may in the first instance contact the Institute’s Data Protection Officer using the contact details below.

IOB has a Data Protection Officer who can be contacted through [email protected] or by writing to:

The Data Protection Officer, IOB, IFSC, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.

If you remain dissatisfied then you have the right to apply directly to the Data Protection Commission for a decision. The Data Protection Commission can be contacted at:

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Professional Diploma

Advanced Banking Risk Management

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  • Duration
  • Varies
  • Programme
  • 4 modules
  • Study
  • Online
  • Fees
  • €4,790
  • Level
  • NFQ 9, 30 ECTS
  • At a glance

    The Professional Diploma in Advanced Banking Risk Management is the market leading, risk management programme designed specifically for senior risk management professionals who are working in roles in banking, funds, regulatory authorities and those providing risk management advisory services.

    It covers a broad technical curriculum encompassing the key conceptual foundations of banking risk management and it will enable participants to think strategically in order to manage the key risks in accordance with the bank’s competitive advantages and risk appetite.

    Awarding Body

    University College Dublin

    Who is it for?

    Banking and financial institutions’ senior risk and compliance professionals who are members of the bank risk committees and related roles including, but not limited to, governance, risk, regulatory and liquidity committees.

    Banking, financial and regulatory institutions’ senior risk and compliance professionals who are working in risk and compliance roles including;

    • Compliance

    • Credit review

    • Capital and credit modelling

    • Conduct risk

    • Asset and liability management

    • Market risk

    • Operational risk

    • Internal audit

    • Legal

    • Finance

    • Technology

    • Change management

    • Risk professionals working in the Central Bank of Ireland, National Treasury Management Agency, accountants, business consultants, lawyers and other professionals who provide risk management advisory services.

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    This programme qualifies for IFS Skillnet funding.

    Funding it subject to availability


    PRMIA Partnership - Global Associate PRM (aPRM)

    We are delighted to expand our partnership with PRMIA to our Level 9 Risk offerings.

    PRMIA is a global brand in risk management education with more than 50,000 members worldwide. Over 2,400 companies employ PRMIA designates, demonstrating that employers around the world realise that PRMIA’s education programmes equip participants with the specialised knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic banking industry. PRMIA is active in nearly every major financial centre worldwide with members in over 65 countries. ‘’The Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) is proud to announce its continuing partnership with the IOB. PRMIA are already partnered with IOB on their level 8 Professional Certificate in Conduct Risk Culture and Operational Risk Management. Those that earn this Professional Certificate at level 8 also receive the PRMIA Operational Risk Management Certificate, allowing a global PRMIA Certificate to be added to this already outstanding IOB offering. Additionally, in relation to our Associate PRM (aPRM), another PRMIA global Certificate, we are delighted to extend this partnership to IOB's postgraduate offerings, specifically the Professional Diploma in Advanced Banking Risk Management and Professional Diploma in Advanced Operational Risk Management in Financial Services programmes.’’

    Justin C McCarthy, CEO, PRMIA

    How you will benefit

    This programme will support your professional development and provide you with;

    • An internationally recognised university qualification at master’s degree level from University College Dublin

    • At the strategic level, an understanding of the sources and nature of the key risks inherent in the banking model and the inter-relationships between those risks, the bank’s competitive advantage, capital requirements, regulatory requirements and customer imperatives

    • An understanding of corporate and risk governance and its relevance within the overall business context including global best practice governance standards

    • The current global best practice risk management approaches used by banks to identify, measure, mitigate and manage these risks in an enterprise-wide risk context

    • The technical risk skills and knowledge to critically evaluate and implement practical solutions to the key risk challenges facing banks’ senior management teams

    • An understanding of the regulatory imperatives that drive risk management in banking and an understanding of what regulators are seeking to achieve.

    Continuous Professional Development

    If you hold an IOB designation or a designation managed by IOB, CPD hours may be awarded on successful completion of this programme.

    IFS Skillnet

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    • This programme has IFS Skillnet funding available for certain companies. You should check if your company has IFS Skillnet approval.

    • Please note funding available for modules running up until end of 2023 only, a new application will be required for modules running in 2024 if funding is available.

    • The availability of funding for modules in future trimesters will be confirmed in advance of their commencement.

    • Tax relief may be available to candidates who are paying fees in a personal capacity. Further information is available from

    • Funding it subject to availability

    Professional Diploma in Advanced Banking Risk Management - IFS Skillnet form

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    Note: Students without IFS Skillnet funding should apply using the Apply now button above.


    • €4,790

    • IFS Skillnet member - €3,500*

    Funding it subject to availability


    • Professional Diploma in Advanced Banking Risk Management from UCD.

    • This is a level 9 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications and carries 30 ECTS.

    PRMIA and their Associate Professional Risk Manager (aPRM) global certificate

    Graduates can then apply directly to PRMIA to be awarded the globally recognised PRMIA Associate Professional Risk Manager (aPRM) global certificate. Completing this programme will allow you to stand out among your peers, providing you with a competitive advantage with colleagues, clients, and prospective employers by developing the necessary skills and experience needed to succeed in today’s dynamic work environment.

    Duration & delivery

    • Delivery is online


    • Assessment is a combination of continuous assessment and written exams.

    Next intake

    Summer Trimester

    Closing date

    24 May 2024


    Modules and learning outcomes

    Risk Governance, Culture, Business and Enterprise Risk Management

    (NFQ level 9, 10 ECTS)

    At the end of this module, you will be able to:

    • Discuss the theory and practice of enterprise risk management in the financial services sector

    • Describe and explain the theories of corporate governance and their evolution

    • Develop and propose to senior management an appropriate risk appetite framework for implementation in a financial services provider. Justify your proposal(s)

    • Evaluate selected international corporate governance models

    • Critically assess the cultural, leadership and behavioural aspects of corporate governance and the challenges facing boards in embedding a strong risk culture into financial service providers’ risk management, policies and processes

    • Develop the skills to independently identify, monitor and research resources on advances in ERM and corporate governance best practice.

    Regulatory and Economic Capital Management, Credit Risk and Pricing for Risk

    (NFQ level 9, 5 ECTS)

    At the end of this module, participants will understand: Capital planning and scenario planning. The different types of capital instruments. CRD IV. Risk-weighted assets. Regulatory capital. Economic capital. ICAAP and stress testing. Risk and return methodologies. Principles of credit risk management. Credit risk management framework. Credit models. Customer grading and scoring. Calculation of impairment provisions. Relevant regulation.

    Strategic Operational Conduct and Reputational Risk Management

    (NFQ level 9, 10 ECTS)

    At the end of this module, you will be able to:

    Explain the best practice principles of non-financial risk management, covering Operational, Strategic, Reputational and Conduct Risks

    Outline to senior management and staff colleagues the bespoke frameworks for the management of key risks within the operational risk family, (to include Business Continuity, IT and Cyber Risk, Fraud, Data Aggregation, Outsourcing, AML) advising them of the rationale for the key differences between each risk framework

    Adapt the principles from current best practice in non-financial risk management and develop appropriate strategies for the management of emerging risks (such as those arising from Climate and Fintech)

    Apply an operational risk methodology to identify, appraise, and mitigate operational risks in a financial services provider’s business model

    Advise senior management on the relationship between operational risks, regulatory capital and risk-based pricing in banking and the wider financial services sector and the rational for, and application of, operational risk capital calculation methodologies

    Demonstrate the learning skills to support continuous self-directed personal and professional development.

    ALM, Liquidity and Market Risk

    (NFQ level 9, 5 ECTS)

    At the end of this module, participants will understand: The role of asset and liability management. The main pre-crisis practices in liquidity risk management that led to unstable balance sheet structures. How the regulatory landscape has changed in response and the resulting new requirements. The impact of current regulatory developments on balance sheet structures. The underlying risks inherent in a balance sheet, e.g. liquidity risks, interest rate risks etc. The critical evaluation of the strategic considerations of balance sheet management under various different scenarios. Market risk, crisis and regulation. Value at risk. Derivative markets: size and turnover. Counterparty credit risk. Interest rate risk in the banking book.

    Key dates

    Level 9 key dates 2023/2024

    Examination schedule 2023/2024

    Next intake

    Summer Trimester

    Closing date

    24 May 2024

    MSc Pathway

    This programme is included in the Pathway to the MSc in Financial Services


    Students seeking admission to the MSc Pathway or its constituent programmes must possess:

    • An Honours degree (second class honours grade 2 award or higher)


    • Admission may also be considered for experienced professionals who do not meet the admission requirements as set out above, where they can demonstrate knowledge through their work i.e. they have more than 5 years’ experience in a management role (to be considered on a case by case basis).

    Professional body membership

    You must be a current member of IOB, or become a member, to undertake this programme.

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