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Cifas Learning

Cifas is the home of accredited education and trusted training. We hold Approved Learning Centre status, as awarded by SFJ Awards, a nationally-recognised assurance of quality.

***NEW: online learning courses now available***

As part of the UK’s fraud prevention community, thousands of professionals from across the sectors use Cifas to share data, intelligence and learning every day to fight fraud.  Our core mission is to provide the skills, knowledge and experience they need to combat the threat, and to teach them to the next generation of fraud fighters. 

We do this primarily through our leading Fraud and Cyber Academy – bringing learners, industry experts and leading academics together through a comprehensive and diverse programme of accredited qualifications and specialist courses. 

Individual learners tailor their journey to build a bespoke skills portfolio that is right for their career – or open the door to the next opportunity. Organisations trust us to equip their workforce with the practical skills, technical knowledge and strategic expertise to propel – and keep - their business at the forefront of industry. Academics and experts are drawn to the unique union of data and intelligence that enables them to anticipate the fraud landscape of tomorrow, and adapt and evolve their teaching to reflect it.  

Our learning opportunities are available to all professionals working in fraud and financial crime, not only those who are members of the UK’s fraud prevention community. But Cifas members have access to a wide range of benefits and services – from unique fraud data, to intelligence alerts and insights, to in-depth research and reports to support your studies. Find out more about Cifas Membership and the options available to you.

Online Learning 

As the world of work accelerates online, so do we.

As organisations respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and adapt people and business to the digital environment, we have responded too. Six of our most in-demand course are now online, with more to follow. 

Email to arrange a date to suit you and your team and secure your places. 

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Courses available to book now

Our first set of courses are designed to ensure you and your teams are equipped with the skills you need to combat online fraud threats.

Courses by Mark Johnson CITP, cyber security expert
Interactive and expert-led on Zoom. You can spread each course over 5 days (45 minutes each day), or complete in one half day. Get in touch to arrange a date that works for you and your team. £245 for Cifas members, and £295 for non-members. 

Courses by Dr Stephen Hill, expert in online investigations
Interactive and expert-led on Zoom. One day courses. £325 for Cifas members and £350 for non-members. 

Courses by Peter Darby Associates, counter-fraud specialists
Work at your own pace, to your own timescale, through this online course and complete a practical assessment. On completion, receive individual feedback from the experts. £296 per delegate, with a 10% disount for two or more delegates enrolling at the same time.  

  • Digital Document Fraud 
    Learn how to uncover signs of fraud and tampering in digital documents such as emails and pdfs, and understand metadata. Analyse a practical case and produce a professional report.

Training courses

Online Fraud Explained

Our Online Fraud Explained workshop demonstrates to a non-technical audience the advanced threats in the modern world.


Fraud Intelligence Training

Use intelligence principles in your organisation’s approach to fraud, risk, and security issues. Our course helps you turn raw data into vital intelligence.


Identity Document Fraud Training

Improve your knowledge about identity fraud and enhance your ability to identify fraudulent documents on our one-day course.


Digital Document Fraud

This course gives delegates the tools and methodologies required to analyse digital documents for signs of tampering or fraud. 


Internet and Open Source Investigations

Learn to understand, work with and control current internet technologies and discover the resources and tools available to you.


Advanced Internet and Open Source Investigations

Learn to understand, work with and control current internet technologies and discover the resources and tools available to you.