Counter Fraud

Classroom Blended

The Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Boards (CFPAB) Training and Education Committee (TEC) chaired by Peter has recently overseen a ‘root and branch’ review of the core Accredited Counter Fraud Technician syllabus and made a series of recommendations covering how the syllabus should now be delivered. The core syllabus and recommendations have been accepted and signed off by the CFPAB and the accrediting body, the University of Northumbria (Newcastle).

PDA has changed the way the ACFTech syllabus is delivered and in addition to the ‘face to face’ classroom delivery now offers a blended learning solution. The Course learning material has been developed to be delivered over six Modules using a blended approach. Modules One to Five are delivered via Zoom and Module Six, covering the practical elements, ‘face to face’ in the classroom. The Modules are delivered over five days and students are provided with a Student Workbook, a comprehensive document that includes the majority of the material that will be covered. The workbook is used as a training resource during the delivery and is supplemented with additional material provided by the trainer.


What the training covers

Introduction, Legislation and Investigation (General); The Impact of Fraud in the UK; Developing an Anti-Fraud Culture; Stakeholder and Collaborating Working; Fraud Act 2006; Theft Act 1968; Bribery Act 2010; Computer Misuse Act 1990; Identity Documents Act 2010; Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996; Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice); Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998; Human Rights Act 1998; Data Protection Act 2018; Case Management; Evidence; Obtaining and Providing Witness Statements; Peace Cognitive Interview; Report Writing Skills; The Criminal and Civil Justice Systems, Tribunals and Disciplinary Hearings; Test, Assignment and Evaluation.

The Programme includes a broad range of assessment methodologies. These include a post course research assignment, tests (both closed and open book) and feedback on practical performance from the trainer and a role actor.

Learning methodologies, include self-learning via a student workbook; directed reading (publications etc.); internet research (open source reports etc.); supplementary training handouts; the application of learning in the workplace through a subjective learning assignment; trainer led discussion; syndicate and pair working; quiz activities; power points; case studies; DVDs, progress checks and reviews.

On successful completion of the Course students receive a certificate confirming the award of Accredited Counter Fraud Technician and the award is equivalent to 20 Level Four Credits.



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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.

For further information on any of our products and services please contact either Peter or Malcolm, between the hours of 8am to 8pm:

Peter Darby | 07714 216126

Malcolm Hollett | 07522 394883