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Building on CIPFA’s reputation of championing excellence in public finance management, we now offer the CIPFA Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship (CFIA)
This year's first cohort will start in April and the second one will begin in October Please email CIPFA's Counter Fraud Apprenticeship team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll talk you through the process.
Employers will receive £3,000 for new employees of any age who start their apprenticeship from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021. More information is available here.
CIPFA's new Level 4 Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship: CIPFA's Head of Counter Fraud Training, Les Dobie and CIPFA's Counter Fraud Apprenticeship Manager, Heidi Loren de Sousa explore the UK counter fraud landscape and the new apprenticeship.
Tackling public sector fraud from the inside out: CIPFA's Senior Counter Fraud Consultant, Marc McAuley, CIPFA's Counter Fraud Apprenticeship Manager, Heidi Loren de Sousa and special guests discuss how to balance people, culture and financial resourcing in order to create the best possible foundation for preventing fraud.
At CIPFA we are committed to delivering education and lifelong learning of the highest quality. This is a market-leading programme that delivers innovative, dynamic and relevant training to aspiring counter fraud professionals working in a range of investigative roles. The programme incorporates a blended learning approach which promotes the development of professional standards, knowledge, skills and behaviours essential in achieving professional competence in the field.
The apprenticeship takes around two years to complete and learning activity is supported by structured on-the-job training. In addition to live web classes, all apprentices have access to our virtual learning environment, CIPFA Learning, where they will find online resources to support their journey. Apprentices will also have access to their individual learning record, where they can monitor their learning outcomes and track their development, ensuring successful progression to the end point assessment.
CIPFA's Counter Fraud Apprenticeship team will be on hand to provide support to apprentices and employers throughout the course of the programme.
Download the CIPFA Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship brochure
The Level 4 Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship funding band has been approved at £15,000 to pay for the training of each apprentice. Employers in England can use their apprenticeship levy accounts to fund the training costs of their new and, in some cases, their existing counter fraud employees.
Apprentices will learn how to:
Apprentices will also gain valuable workplace skills and behavioural techniques, including:
Apprentices without level 2 English and Mathematics (GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) on entry will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End Point Assessment.
Prospective apprentices are fully assessed against all of the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the professional standard prior to being accepted for an apprenticeship. Those with prior learning are not automatically precluded but they must meet the conditions of eligibility to enter the programme.
The classroom sessions will be delivered online by our CFPAB accredited counter fraud trainers.
Other study modes include e-learning, workshops, extensive written materials, mini projects, directed self-study and structured workplace tasks and learning activities.
Full time apprentices will typically spend 24 months on-programme working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training.