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Accrediting Learning Professionally (ALP) programmes

Accrediting Learning Professionally (ALP) programmes

SFJ Awards Accredited Learning Programmes (ALPs)

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.

You can watch interactive video sessions on each of our ALP sessions on the Cifas Learning Showcase page on our Vimeo channel 

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.

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Cyber Fraud: Prevention and Response full course details

Course delivery Online trainer-led learning.

Course details

Unit 1: Digital technology and cyber fraud risks
Learn how data is stored and processed on digital devices, and identify the risks. Internet technology risks Learn how data is transmitted and handled across the internet, and the key risks.

Unit 2: Online social engineering risks
From phishing and pharming to romance frauds – understand how social engineering works and how to respond to it.

Unit 3: Identifying personal and financial data online
Explore how criminals identify and recover sensitive data online, from the Deep Web and the Dark net to image exploitation and the use of Google search.

Unit 4: Malware and Ransomware attacks
Understand how malware and ransomware attack and operate across devices and networks, and how to respond.

Unit 5: Cryptography and Coding explained
Learn how cryptography is used for security, from encryption and hashing to Blockchain.

Unit 6: Password exposure in insecure systems
Explore how password management systems use hash functions and learn how criminals crack them.

Unit 7: Database hacks and denial of service attack
How databases function, how criminals hack them and steal data, and what can be done to protect them.

Unit 8: The prevention of and response to cyber fraud
An overview of the ways to prevent cyber fraud, as well as how to investigate it.

Course assessment
Learners are assessed through the completion of structured questions in their course journal during teaching, and the completion and submission of a written assignment.

Course duration, dates and fee
Online: 10 weeks duration, with one unit delivered in 1.5 hours (9am-10.30am) one day per week. Six weeks allowed for assignment completion.
Classroom: Three days classroom learning 9am-4pm. Six weeks for assignment completion.

Commences 22 September 2020
Cifas members: £1,283 Non-members: £1,350

 

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Counter Fraud Manager 

Starting September 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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Counter Fraud Manager course details

Course delivery
Classroom-led delivery at Cifas’ learning facilities in Euston, London OR online trainer-led learning.

Course details

Unit 1: Understand the Role of the Fraud Investigation Manager
Learn the main leadership and management theories relevant to managing a fraud team. Understand the responsibilities of the role, how to motivate your team, and set and manage tasks. Explore the role of ethics and learn how to apply JAPAN principles to your team’s investigations. Understand risk and decision making Using the National Decision Making model and the College of Policing’s ten risk principles, learn how to identify and mitigate risk and make effective decisions.

Unit 2: Legislative Framework
Gain a solid understanding of the key legislative acts you’ll encounter in your role: the Fraud Act 2006, the Bribery Act 2010, the Criminal Procedures Investigations Act 1996 and the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Implementing the Fraud and Investigation Model Understand and apply the Fraud Investigation Model as a manager to maximise the efficiency and success of your investigations.

Unit 3: Principles of investigation planning and management
Acquire planning and management skills, from developing your investigative mindset and mitigating the impact of material attrition, to keeping accurate records and securing and handling material.

Unit 4: Fraud Investigation and Adopting A Strategic Approach
Develop your investigative hypothesis and the investigative strategies you’ll use, including setting parameters, the decision making process and the importance of peer reviews. Working effectively with law enforcement agencies Learn how to collaborate and work in partnership with other organisations, and how they can assist in fraud investigations. Explore how best to co-operate, communicate and negotiate, using memorandums of understanding and data sharing agreements.

Unit 5: Operational Learning, Structured Debriefs and Case Reviews
Understand how to gather and share your learning, and how to structure and prepare debriefs and case reviews.

Course assessment
Learners are assessed through the completion of structured questions in their course journal during teaching, and the completion and submission of a written assignment.

Course duration and fee
Start dates: 14 September 2020, 2 November 2020, Jan 4 2021, Mar 8 2021
Three days of online trainer-led learning, followed by submission of a written assignment.
Cifas members: £1188 Non-members: £1250

 

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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.

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Investigative Interviewing: full course details

Course delivery
Classroom-led delivery at Cifas’ learning facilities in Euston, London OR online trainer-led learning. 

Course details
Unit 1: The Principles of Investigative Interviewing
Explore the principles of investigative interviewing: looking at the components of the PEACE model, the necessity and benefits of interview training, and understanding the importance of ethical practice in relation to the principles. 

Unit 2: Understanding the memory
Understand how to maximise memory recall by defining how the memory works, understanding the complexities around the creation of a false statement and exploring the concept of material attrition.

Unit 3: Core Investigative Interviewing Skills
Learn the core investigative skills required to prepare, plan and conduct an ethical and effective investigation.

Unit 4: Questioning typology
Discover the range of question types used in an interview and related techniques, including active listening and hearing skills, choosing the right questioning typology, and the role of non-verbal communication.

Unit 5: PEACE Model and the Principles of Conversation Management
Analyse the five parts of the PEACE model and their relevance, learn how to effectively manage a conversation, and explore the principles of cognitive interviewing techniques. 

Unit 6: Structured recording of information
Gather, obtain and record relevant information for a witness during an interview using established methods, tools and resources, and learn how to record a structured witness, policy and subject matter statement. 

Course assessment
Learners are assessed through the completion of structured questions in their course journal during teaching, and the completion and submission of a written assignment.

Course duration and fee
2020 start dates: September 15, November 17
2021 start dates: Jan 5, March 9 and May 11

Five days of classroom led or online trainer-led learning, followed by four weeks to complete and submit a written assignment. 
Cifas members: £945
Non-members: £995
 

 

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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.

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Tackling the Insider Threat: full course details

Course delivery Online trainer-led learning.

Course details

Unit 1: The insider threat and internal fraudsters
Explore the psychology and motivations of internal fraudsters and the nature and impact of the crimes they commit, facilitated by real-life case studies. 

Unit 2: Preventing asset misappropriation within your organisation
The nature and categories of asset misappropriation, the methods fraudsters use via real life case studies, and how to identify and assess the risk to create effective prevention strategies. 

Unit 3: Preventing financial fraud within your organisation
The nature and categories of financial fraud, the methods fraudsters use via real life case studies, and how to identify and assess the risk to create effective prevention strategies. 

Unit 4: Preventing corruption within your organisation
The nature and categories of corruption, the methods fraudsters use via real life case studies, and how to identify and assess the risk to create effective prevention strategies. 

Course assessment
Completion and submission of 1,500 word assignment. 

Course duration, dates and fee
Two hours per week online learning and tutor facilitation for four weeks, followed by four weeks to complete and submit a written assignment. 
Start dates: 22 September 2020, 8 December 2020, 15 March 2021 and 8 June 2021
Cifas members: £594
Non-members: £625

 

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