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 exciting first step into treasury, corporate finance and financial markets that equips you with knowledge and tactical ‘hands-on’ skills.

ACT Competency Framework level

Tactical level 

Study time

3-6 months

 

Assessment methods

One online MCQ

(1.5 hours)

Entry requirements

No entry requirements  

Entry routes

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 £720

Student membership fee £117

Assessment fee £116

 

ACT MEMBERSHIP LEVEL

eAffiliate member

You are an ACT CertTF Student member for the duration of your nine-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

9 – 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. 

Entry routes

COURSE CONTENT

Five compulsory units

1. The context of treasury

2. Cash and liquidity management

3. Corporate finance

4. Technology, governance and ethics

5. Financial risk analysis and management

 

FEES

Learning material fee per unit £435

Student membership fee £197

Assessment fee per unit £180

 

ACT MEMBERSHIP LEVEL

Affiliate membership

You are an ACT CertT Student member for the duration of your 18 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

Four online exams (3 hours each)

One mini dissertation (6,000 words) 

Entry requirements

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

Entry routes

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

Learning material fee per unit £655

Student membership fee £197

Assessment fee per unit £300

 

ACT MEMBERSHIP LEVEL

Associate member

You are an ACT 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 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
 

The intake of new students for this qualification has currently been paused. For more information, please visit this page.

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. 

Entry routes

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 £11,200. 

Exam fee £570.

Dissertation fee £570.

Dissertation presentation fee £235.

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.

Competency Framework

Tactical level 

Study time

1-3 months

 

Assessment 

1 Online MCQ

Entry requirements

None. See entry routes

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 £1,300 

Student membership fee £117

Assessment fee £116

 

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
 

Become a trusted expert, highly valued for your ability to provide solutions and deliver best practice in domestic and international cash management.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of AwardICM or direct entry.

Entry routes

 

Study time 

3 - 6 months

 

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, Governance and Ethics in ICM

5. The impact of accounting, tax and regulation   

6. Developments in ICM 

 

FEES

Course fee £ 2,625

Assessment fee: £180

Student membership fee: £197

 

 

 

ACT MEMBERSHIP LEVEL

Affiliate member

 

NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

Take a look at our entry routes to see what is recommended based on your previous studies or experience.

And for a quick overview of the available qualifications, see our summary below to help you find the qualification best suited for you. 

Qualifications summary 2022 

 

 

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