Cifas launches Fraud and Cyber Academy to support on-going learning for financial investigators and industry professionals

Leading fraud prevention organisation Cifas, will this month launch a Fraud and Cyber Academy that offers a range of exciting new accredited courses and qualifications aimed at providing investigators and industry professionals with the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills in this complex area of investigation.

The Independent not for profit organisation that works to reduce fraud in the UK has teamed up with leading academic and industry organisations to offer both online and classroom-based courses that range from short one and two days to longer courses and post graduate certificates. It will also provide bespoke training tailored to individual organisations needs.

The full prospectus will be released on July 6 and there will be a Virtual Open Week 14-16 July where you can chat 1-2-1 to academics and tutors to find out more about the courses.

Courses include:

Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Crime (Level 7)

Starting January 2021

Financial crime has become increasingly complex, with criminals using sophisticated methods to undertake and conceal their crimes. This course could help equip you with, or further develop, the skills needed to understand and tackle this illegal activity – from a fundamental understanding of financial crime and the contemporary issues, to its impact on financial innovation.

*This course is due to be delivered in partnership with CU Services Limited, a subsidiary of Coventry University


Professional Certificate in Fraud Prevention - Three months duration. Starting December 2020

This practical course enables learners to understand and assess the risk of fraud facing their organisation, and develop, implement and communicate prevention strategies, including the effective fraud prevention campaigns and the harnessing of technology.


Professional Certificate in Fraud Investigation - Six months duration. Starting December 2020

This comprehensive course covers all the key components of investigative practice, from the elementary to the complex. From understanding key legislation and gathering intelligence, to interviewing witnesses and closing a case – this is essential learning for those working in fraud investigations.

SFJ Awards Accredited Learning Programmes (ALPs)

ALPs are delivered through two or three days of online or classroom-based learning and assessed on an assignment basis, completed over six weeks.

Investigative Interviewing - Starting September 2020

Investigative interviewing is a critical skill and this course provides an in-depth and comprehensive overview of how to undertake an effective interview.

Tackling the Insider Threat - Starting September 2020

The insider threat is an ever growing menace and preventing and detecting internal fraud is critical to business success - and survival. Gain the knowledge and expertise to protect your organisation and its employees, and the skills to detect the threats across a range of risk areas.

Cyber Fraud: Prevention and Response - Starting September 2020

Cyber enabled and cyber dependant fraud are two of the biggest fraud threats facing organisations. Essential for those with responsibility for assessing the cyber risk, responding to the risk or undertaking investigations into cyber fraud cases.

Counter Fraud Manager Programme - Starting November 2020

Fraud investigations require proficient and skilled oversight by managers and supervisors to succeed. Learning how to create effective investigative strategies, make informed decisions and apply best practice, learners are equipped to excel in their management role and maximise their career trajectories.

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