The aim of the Peter Darby Associates Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist training programme is to provide a comprehensive suite of modules at Foundation Level which, on successful completion, will allow students to carry out the full range of duties of the Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist in a professional manner.
The aim of the Peter Darby Associates Accredited Counter Fraud Technician course is to provide a specialist training package which, on successful completion, will allow students with an investigatory role at the technician level to carry out their duties in an informed and professional manner.
To ensure that applicants for surveillance and those authorising surveillance have the necessary knowledge and skills to accurately comply with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and the requirements given in the Surveillance Code of Practice.
To equip those officers who are to be appointed as Authorised Officers with the knowledge required to accurately and lawfully implement the powers under the Social Security Fraud Act 2001 or the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act Powers to Require Information Regulations 2014.
To equip those officers who are to be appointed as Authorised Officers under the Social Security Administration Act 1992 with the knowledge required to accurately and lawfully implement the powers to gather evidence from employers etc.
To provide all staff who work in a counter fraud environment with an understanding of court procedures and the skills and knowledge to present evidence clearly and effectively when giving evidence in chief and whilst under cross examination.
This course teaches students the fundamentals of data analytics, and how to use that skill set to analyse transaction and customer data to identify fraudulent or malicious activity. Whilst the skills learnt in this course can be applied to any database/analysis software, the afternoon is taught in either Microsoft Excel or SQL.
As our interactions with companies shifts online, it’s becoming increasingly common for requests of digital identification to ascertain the true identity of the customer. Unfortunately, digital documents are much more easily tampered with, copied or faked than hard copies. The Digital Document Forensics course teaches ways to detect this and involves both a theory and a practical element, a final knowledge check, and a written assessment with individual feedback. NB Also available as an online course.
To provide all staff who work in a counter fraud investigative environment with the necessary skills and abilities to gather evidence and further a criminal investigation to a professional standard.
To provide all staff whose duties include the checking and examination of documents used to confirm identity, with the skills and knowledge to effectively identify forged, counterfeit or fake documents.
To equip counter fraud investigators with the skills and knowledge to progress intelligence led fraud investigations through the application of covert surveillance techniques.
To provide all investigative interviewers, who are not required to interview suspects under caution, with the necessary skills and abilities to conduct fact finding interviews effectively, fairly, professionally, and in accordance with the law.
To provide experienced Accredited Counter Fraud Specialists with an opportunity to build on their skills and knowledge to assist with their Continuing Professional Development.
To provide Counter Fraud Investigators with the skills and knowledge to legally undertake investigative interviews, using the PEACE model of interviewing and, in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984 and associated Codes of Practice
This two day course has been developed by PDA for a client working in the regulatory sector and is an excellent example of how different aspects of the investigative process can be combined to tailor training. The course is designed to ensure allegations of regulatory non-compliance are investigated using good governance, knowledge of the law, best evidence rules and effective interviewing skills.
To provide all staff who work in a counter fraud investigative environment with the necessary knowledge and understanding to effectively apply legislation that governs the investigation process and procedure.
To provide all staff who work in a counter fraud investigative environment with the necessary knowledge, understanding and confidence to effectively apply the criminal law.
To provide counter fraud managers with the skills and knowledge to evaluate compliance with counter fraud legislation, assess the evidence gathered and quality assure investigative interviews.
The aim of this one day course is to provide Counter Fraud Officers with an overview of how defence lawyers approach interviews and pre-trial disclosure using Active Defence tactics.
This two day course is very interactive – it is based on practical and operationally usable methodologies which students will be able to apply immediately. The afternoon session of day 2 is a practical session which takes the students through conducting a ‘real world’ deployment in small groups. This will involve planning an OSINT gathering operation, gathering intelligence about a number of subjects, and then putting together the findings into a professional standard report. The course attempts to be ‘system agnostic’ so is not tied to any particular tools, software or services. Whilst the course requires a basic level of computer skill, it requires no pre-existing skillset and will be understood by anyone familiar with computers and the internet. This course can include a day of Digital Document Forensics (in between day one and two). The practical exercise will be adapted to test both OSINT and Digital Document Forensics skills.
To provide all staff who work in a counter fraud environment with the skills and knowledge to effectively interview potential witnesses and draft statements to a professional standard.