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CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician

A comprehensive introduction to counter fraud and investigative practice.

About the programme

The CIPFA Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFTech) 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.

ACFTech courses conducted in Scotland refer specifically to Scottish legislation and sources of law.

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 ACFTech is accredited by the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board.

The ACFTech is worth 20 Level 4 credits, which would count as advanced learning and attract exemptions from higher learning institutions.

CIPFA membership

On successful completion of the programme, you can apply for CIPFA Affiliate membership. If you’re not already a CIPFA member, this is a great way to access a wealth of resources and networking opportunities.

To find out more and apply, click on ‘Other professionals’ at: www.cipfa.org/join.

In-house delivery

The programme can be delivered in-house at your location, saving you valuable time and money.

This is especially cost-effective for organisations interested in training a number of individuals or whole teams. It also allows us to tailor the course content to your organisation’s unique needs and context.

For more information about running the programme in-house, contact us at: InHouseTraining@cipfa.org

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.

CPD hours

This course carries 70 CPD hours.


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