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Fraud and Cyber Academy (SFJ Awards)


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The Cifas Fraud and Cyber Academy is where professionals looking to build an accredited career can find recognised qualifications that deliver the skills, knowledge and expertise that they need. Our SFJ Awards Approved Learning Centre status enables us to deliver both accredited courses and regulated qualifications. Through our Academy, we work with award-winning educational institutions and leading academics to develop quality learning in fraud prevention and investigation.


Postgraduate Certificate in Fraud and Financial Crime

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Fraud and Financial Crime is delivered in partnership with CU Services Limited, a subsidiary of Coventry University, and certified by Coventry University.

Coventry University is listed 15th in the Guardian University Guide 2020; was awarded Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017), and was named University of the Year for Student Experience by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.



SFJ Awards is a nationally recognised and regulated awarding organisation.  As an Approved Learning Centre, we work with SFJ Awards to develop regulated qualifications and accredited learning programmes that SFJ Awards recognises, quality assures and certificates.

Accrediting Learning Professionally (ALP) courses 

Organisations like Cifas devise high quality learning programmes that are not part of the national and regulated Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). SFJ Awards provides a service to recognise, quality assure and certificate these programmes, called Accrediting Learning Professionally. Through this service, we have developed our own specialist Accrediting Learning Professionally (ALP) courses in cyber and fraud prevention and investigation. 


SFJ Awards Level 4 Professional Certificates in Fraud Prevention and Fraud Investigation (Ofqual regulated)

Our Professional Certificates have been developed in collaboration with SFJ Awards. SFJ Awards is a nationally recognised awarding body and Cifas holds SFJ Awards Approved Learning Centre status.

Our Professional Certificates are recognised by and registered with the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework – and so is a nationally recognised qualification. Ofqual regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England, and maintains standards and confidence in qualifications in England.



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