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Counter Fraud, Risk, Investigations, Cost Containment & Training Solutions

Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist Training

ACFS

Duration 10 days


Delegates will receive training in fraud knowledge and the skills required for effective end-to-end management of fraud and the undertaking of investigations to the standards required by civil and criminal courts. 


Course Content:

· Introduction to Fraud 

· Fraud Act and Associated Legislation

· Formal Hearings 

· PACE 1984

· CPIA 1996 (Disclosure of unused material)

· Human Rights & Data Protection

· Anti-Fraud Culture

· Whistleblowing

· Communication & Listening Skills

· Exhibits

· Evidence

· Questioning Skills

· Statement Taking

· PEACE model of interviewing

· Intelligence

· Surveillance

· Case File Management & Prosecution Files

· Witness Interviews

· Suspect Interviews

· Dealing with Legal Advisors


The course is ideal for practitioners in both the public and private sector with counter fraud responsibilities. 


Attendees are likely to be investigators, managers, supervisors, audit staff and HR professionals. 


On successful completion of the course delegates will be awarded the title of ‘Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist’ (ACFS).


The course is accredited by the University of Portsmouth’s Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board (CFPAB) and attracts 40 level 4 credits at a Higher Education Institution (Level 4 is the equivalent of the first year of an undergraduate degree, an NVQ Level 4 or a BTEC Level 4). The course is also aligned to HM Governments Professional Standards for Counter Fraud.

ACF Tech

Duration 5 days


Delegates will receive a comprehensive introduction to counter fraud, focussing on fraud awareness, examining the methodologies of building an anti-fraud culture, together with the gathering of evidence and information to support an investigation. The course also examines the Fraud Act and associated legislation. 


Course content:

· Introduction to Fraud 

· Fraud Act and Associated Legislation

· Formal Hearings 

· PACE 1984

· CPIA 1996 (Disclosure of unused material)

· Human Rights & Data Protection

· Anti-Fraud Culture

· Whistleblowing

· Communication & Listening Skills

· Exhibits

· Evidence

· Questioning Skills

· Statement Taking

· PEACE model of interviewing

· Intelligence


This course is aimed at anyone in a position to spot fraud at an early stage, claims handlers, analysts, investigative support staff, desktop investigators, or those with a secondary role as a ‘fraud champion’


On successful completion of the course delegates will be awarded the title of ‘Accredited Counter Fraud Technician’ (ACF Tech).


The course is accredited by the University of Portsmouth’s Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board (CFPAB) and attracts 20 level 4 credits at a Higher Education Institution (Level 4 is the equivalent of the first year of an undergraduate degree, an NVQ Level 4 or a BTEC Level 4). The course is also aligned to HM Governments Professional Standards for Counter Fraud.

Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board

The University of Portsmouth CFPAB seeks to maintain professional standards in the delivery and to formally recognise the successful completion of professional training courses in the field of counter fraud work. It oversees the delivery of the training courses taking into account the quality and effectiveness of the courses and ensures that courses are conducted so that Higher Education credits can be awarded, and that in particular a recommended credit rating is communicated to the Higher Education Institution.

The CFPAB also seeks to establish and maintain professional standards in the delivery of an 'Advanced Level' counter fraud qualification based on an agreed common syllabus, to be delivered by higher education institutions and resulting in an Award at Certificate of Higher Education level.

The CFPAB actively promotes professional training for counter fraud specialists and works with organisations with a common interest in the development of professional training and access to relevant programmes of Higher Education.

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