As the UK’s largest provider of regulated qualifications to the Fraud and Investigative sectors development of the new Level 4 qualification in Fraud Investigation has allowed us to continue building formal recognition for professionals working and progressing within the sector, increasing opportunities and mobility for our colleagues across a range of investigative roles.
This qualification offers a comprehensive learning framework that covers the breadth of competencies required to work within fraud investigation, yet we work in collaboration with employers to ensure that the specifics of the programme are tailored to the sector and specific organisational requirements for those on programme.
As well as teaching to the core fraud investigation framework we bring our experience in the delivery of similar level 4 qualifications and to develop additional practical and soft skills in line with the knowledge requirements of this framework. Giving exposure to activities such as interviewing victims, witness and suspects, familiarity within real courtroom environments, but also the development of an investigative mindset, effective communication, influencing and analytical skills to help to build confident and well-rounded investigators that add significant value to investigation teams and employers.
What will this qualification give me?
  • An understanding of the breadth of knowledge and applied skills relevant to fraud investigation
  • Assessment and assurance through feedback and coaching to develop personal confidence and professionalism as a fraud investigator
  • The framework and confidence to develop a mindset of continuous personal development and self-improvement in Fraud Investigation
  • A formally regulated qualification to act as proof of professional capability and competence
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Fraud Investigation covers the key components of an investigation. Key is understanding current legislation, gathering suitable evidence, information and intelligence, being able plan and effectively interview victims, witnesses and possible perpetrators, whilst ensuring full compliance with PACE 1984 and CPIA 1996. All these areas are fundamental when working in fraud investigations.
The programme focuses on the following areas:
  • The evolution and scale of Fraud across sectors
  • Impact of Fraud on individuals, organisations, and society
  • How motivational theories can be used detect and prevent Fraud
  • Fraud and financial crime types and key enablers
  • Money Laundering Motivational theories for committing Fraud
  • The role of company structures in the facilitation of fraud and money laundering
  • Disclosure in Civil and Criminal investigations
  • Civil and Criminal Legislation, Regulations and case law relating to Fraud Investigation
  • Fraud Indicators
  • The Role of the Fraud Investigator
  • The Investigative mindset
  • Fair and Ethical Investigations
  • Internal Fraud Investigation
  • Intelligence Gathering
  • Principles of Fraud Investigation
  • Working with Partner Organisations in Fraud Investigations
  • Undertaking witness and suspect interviews in Fraud Investigations (PEACE Model)
  • Fraud Investigation Planning and Process
  • Fraud Investigation Reporting and Closure
  • Court attendance and delivery of evidence
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The programme is available for classroom delivery on one of our sites or at client site yet also available via virtual classroom. Assignments issued between sessions are completed using our in house e-learning platform and an assessor will be allocated to provide guidance for the duration of the programme.
Time Frame: Nine mandatory days of training over 5/6 months
Mandatory Sessions:
Day 1 – Understanding Fraud and Fraudsters
Day 2 – Role of the Fraud Investigator
Day 3 – Understanding Fraud Legislation
Day 4 – Principles of Fraud Investigation
Day 5 – Information and Intelligence Requirements Planning and Gathering
Day 6/7 – Principles of Interviewing (theory, planning, interviewing offenders, witnesses, victims)
Day 8 – Planning and Process
Day 9 – Reporting and Closure
Additional Elective Training:
  • Internet Research and Investigation
  • Understanding Disclosure (detailed disclosure specific programme)
  • Structured analytical techniques
  • Recognition of cognitive bias
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