CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician

A comprehensive introduction to counter fraud and investigative practice.

About the programme

The CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFT) is a comprehensive introduction to counter fraud. It also provides a solid grounding for those who wish to go on and study the CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) qualification.

What will I learn?

The course examines the impact of fraud in the UK and includes an overview of the civil and criminal justice systems. It focuses on fraud awareness, how to gather evidence and how to obtain information without prejudicing any later investigation. In addition, it looks at:

  • the civil and criminal justice systems
  • the Fraud Act 2006 and other relevant acquisitive crime legislation
  • the UK Bribery Act 2010
  • types of evidence, elementary ‘rules of evidence’, maintaining probity and exhibits handling
  • human rights legislation and the impact on investigations
  • compliance with procedural legislation including data protection, whistleblowing and disclosure of investigative material
  • witness and suspect interviews and obtaining statements
  • fundamentals of managing an investigation.

Who is the course aimed at?

This qualification is for counter fraud technicians or analysts and for anyone in a position to spot fraud at an early stage. It is also ideal for those considering a career in counter fraud.

Duration 

The course is run over five days.

Assessment and accreditation

Candidates will be assessed via a combination of exams and written assignments.

On completion, you will be awarded the title of ‘Accredited Counter Fraud Technician’.

The ACFT is accredited by CIPFA and the University of Portsmouth’s Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board.

The ACFT is worth 20 Level 4 credits at a higher education institution, which would count as advanced learning and attract exemptions from the courses offered by the University of Portsmouth’s Centre for Counter Fraud Studies and others.

When and where?

This accredited programme is offered both in-house and at locations across the UK.

For more information about running it at your location, please contact the training team on T: 020 7543 5600 or E: customerservices@cipfa.org.

For date and location details, please search our counter fraud course calendar.

If no dates are currently scheduled, please contact customerservices@cipfa.org to discuss future dates or having the course delivered in-house.

Price

£1,300 +VAT per delegate (open course only).

If your organisation subscribes to the Counter Fraud Centre, you receive a 10% discount off the course fees.

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