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A comprehensive introduction to counter fraud and investigative practice for those working in the social housing sector.
Social housing fraud is widely recognised as a growing problem, from right to buy/right to acquire to illegal subletting or the acquisition of social housing tenancy through fraudulent means.
The qualification covers fraud investigations in both civil and criminal contexts. It will help you to understand the routes available with regard to recovering losses and costs.
It also provides a solid grounding for those who wish to go on and study the CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) qualification.
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. The course will cover:
This qualification is for those working in housing investigations, including those in local government, housing associations and registered social landlords.
The course is run over four days.
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 ACFTech is accredited by the University of Portsmouth’s Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board.
The ACFTech 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.
On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded one year’s free CIPFA Affiliate membership, giving you access to a wealth of resources and use of the ‘CIPFA Affil’ designation.
To find out more, visit: www.cipfa.org/benefits
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For date and location details, please search our counter fraud course calendar.
If no dates are currently scheduled, please contact email@example.com to discuss future dates or having the course delivered in-house.
£900 +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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