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Building on CIPFA’s reputation of championing excellence in public finance management, we now offer the CIPFA Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship (CFIA).
The new level 4 course is expected to start in April 2021, and we are now taking expressions of interest. Please email CIPFA's Counter Fraud Apprenticeship team on email@example.com and we'll keep you updated as details are finalised.
As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2021 (8 to 12 February), we’re hosting a one-hour webinar on Thursday 11 February at 12pm to introduce the apprenticeship. Join us to learn how the programme is delivered, what it covers and how it will support aspiring counter fraud professionals working in a range of investigative roles.
At CIPFA, we are committed to delivering education and lifelong learning of the highest quality. This is a market-leading programme that will deliver innovative, dynamic and relevant training to aspiring counter fraud professionals working in a range of investigative roles.
The programme will incorporate a blended learning approach which promotes the development of professional standards, knowledge, skills and behaviours essential in achieving professional competence in the field.
The apprenticeship will take around two years to complete and learning activity is supported by structured on-the-job training. In addition to live web classes, all apprentices will have access to our virtual learning environment, CIPFA Learning where they will find online resources to support their journey.
Apprentices will also have access to their Individual Learning Record, where they can monitor their learning outcomes and track their development, thus ensuring successful progression to the End Point Assessment.
CIPFA's Counter Fraud Apprenticeship team will be on hand to provide support to apprentices and employers throughout the course of the programme.
Video: An introduction to the Level 4 Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship
Download: CIPFA Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship brochure
The Level 4 Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship funding band has been approved at £15,000 to pay for the training of each apprentice. Employers in England can use their Apprenticeship Levy accounts to fund the training costs of their new and, in some cases, their existing counter fraud employees.
Apprentices will learn how to:
Apprentices will also gain valuable workplace skills and behavioural techniques, including:
Apprentices without level 2 English and Mathematics (GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) on entry will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End Point Assessment.
Prospective apprentices are fully assessed against all of the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the professional standard prior to being accepted for an apprenticeship. Those with prior learning are not automatically precluded but they must meet the conditions of eligibility to enter the programme.
The classroom sessions will be delivered online by our CFPAB accredited counter fraud trainers.
Other study modes include e-learning, workshops, extensive written materials, mini projects, directed self-study and structured workplace tasks and learning activities.
Full time apprentices will typically spend 24 months on-programme working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training.
CIPFA is working with the Department for Education's National Apprenticeship Service to bring our employer partners the latest information and news on apprenticeships. Further details on becoming an apprenticeship employer and guidance is available here: visit the GOV.UK website