Specialist Fraud Investigators Programme

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Specialist Fraud Investigators Programme

The Specialist Fraud Investigators Programme is essential for detectives working within economic crime. Establishing best investigative practice and a solid understanding of the Fraud Investigation Model from the outset, delegates will leave properly equipped to face the challenges of modern economic crime with a greater knowledge of preventing, detecting, disrupting and investigating fraud offences.

Law enforcement staff whose work includes fraud cases. 

Accredited PIP 2 investigators or Accredited Financial Investigators with demonstrable experience of investigating serious and complex crime.

  • The fraud landscape, types of fraud and the threat of fraud to the UK economy
  • The role of the National Fraud Investigation Bureau and Action Fraud
  • Relevant legislation
  • Using the Fraud Investigation Model to disrupt, prevent and investigate fraud
  • Sound investigative strategies for preventing, disrupting and investigating fraud applying the ‘investigative mind-set
  • The role of Financial Investigators, forensic accountants and partner agencies
  • Minimising the harm, loss and vulnerability and managing multiple victims in fraud cases
  • Managing disclosure and material recovery in complex fraud cases
  • Managing international enquiries and multi-agency investigations
  • Bribery and its relation to fraud and economic crime
  • Cyber-enabled and cyber-dependent fraud
  1. Pre-read task
  2. Two-week trainer-led course where learners put their learning into practice working on case studies
  3. Completion of a professional development portfolio over a period of 6 months after the course 

Three knowledge checks during the course, one based on the pre-read task.  Assessment of portfolio.

This programme is certified by the Commissioner of the City of London Police. 

In addition, this programme is recognised as prior learning by the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth for their Economic Crime MSc

Economic Crime Masters Degree (MSc) | University of Portsmouth

If you successfully enrol on the MSc, achievement of the SFI programme means that do not have to study one of the six modules.

Entry requirements apply for both the course and recognition of prior learning.


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