Counter Fraud

We offer a broad range of Counter Fraud courses, including ACFS, Document Forensics, and OSINT.

Our courses are delivered through classroom, blended and online learning. See below for more details on each of our Counter Fraud courses, and information on how to book.

Classroom Blended

The learning material in this Programme has been developed by Counter Fraud Professionals and provides a comprehensive suite of modules 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 ACFS continues to be the industry standard for all those wanting to have a career in Counter Fraud investigation.

Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (AFTech)

Classroom Blended

This course provides specialist training for those working in a supporting role on a counter fraud unit. Although the learning material does not cover the full range included within the ACFS Programme, on successful completion it will allow students to carry out their support duties in an informed and professional manner.

Court Procedures
Classroom Blended

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.

Digital Document Fraud (DDF)

Classroom Online

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 Fraud 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. 

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Digital Safety and Security (DS&S)


Whilst every organisation is at risk from digital threats, those dealing with financial, customer, and sensitive data are at even greater risk.

The PDA Digital Safety and Security course has been created to give such teams a greater level of understanding of the risks they will face and how to tackle them.

Evidence Gathering
Classroom Blended

The training provides Counter Fraud staff with the necessary skills and abilities to gather evidence and further an investigation to a professional standard. Their duties could include carrying out enquiries in to both external and internal fraud and corruption investigations or the quality assurance of investigations.

Identity Document Fraud 
Classroom Blended

The training provides Counter Fraud Investigators and non-fraud 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.  Students are able to examine a variety of travel documents and other secure documents with the use of forgery detection equipment.  The course is delivered by an experienced and qualified Counter Fraud Specialist and trainer who was the document examiner for the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command at New Scotland Yard.  He was also attached to the National Document Forgery Unit working on advanced forgery detection of a variety of official documents. 

Legislation (Criminal Offences)

The course will provide Counter Fraud Investigators and Managers who wish to develop their understanding of legislation or update their knowledge covering changes to effectively apply legislation that governs the investigation process and procedure.

Legislation (Governing)

The course will provide Counter Fraud Investigators and Managers with the necessary knowledge and understanding to effectively apply legislation that governs the investigation process and procedure.

Managing the Active Defence
Classroom Blended

This one day course will provide Counter Fraud Investigators with an overview of how defence lawyers approach interviews and pre-trial disclosure using Active Defence tactics.

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
Classroom Online

A two day course consisting of practical and operationally usable methodologies which students will be able to apply immediately. A practical session on day 2 takes the students through conducting a ‘real world’ deployment, involving planning an OSINT gathering operation, gathering intelligence about a number of subjects, and then putting together the findings into a professional standard report. 

Contact us

PDA deliver their courses nationally and internationally, both online and at a number of UK based face-to-face training locations across the UK, including London, Manchester and throughout the Midlands.

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