Finance Skills: Fraud Awareness e-learning


Event summary

This e-learning course offers a comprehensive introduction to fraud awareness for budget holders and line managers who have a key role to play in the prevention and detection of fraud in their organisations. It can be taken on its own, or as part of the Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers.

All CIPFA members are entitled to a 10% discount, this will be applied at checkout.

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About this event

The Finance Skills: Fraud Awareness e-learning explores the difference between fraud and theft and the legislation covering fraud. It will help you to assess and manage fraud risks, boosting your awareness of how and why fraud occurs, the various types of fraud and how fraud can be prevented and detected.

The e-learning also focuses on the controls, policies and procedures that public sector organisations should have in place to assist managers in the prevention and detection of fraud.

It provides a solid basis leading into the Accredited Counter Fraud Technician course.

Learning outcomes

On completing the e-learning, you will understand:

  • what fraud is and the different types of fraud,
  • ­how and why fraud occurs,
  • ­how to respond effectively to fraud risk.

Who is it aimed at?

The e-learning is designed primarily for those who have no formal qualifications in finance or accountancy but who, as part of their job roles, need to understand how to prevent and detect fraud in their organisations. It is ideal for those who manage a budget or cost centre as part of a non-finance role in the public sector.

How is it delivered?

The e-learning is delivered online via CIPFA's online learning environment. Detailed joining instructions will be sent to you.

How long will it take to complete?

The e-learning will take around four hours to complete. If you are studying online, you will have access to all of the learning materials for three months.


There is no assessment for this e-learning if you are completing it on its own and not as part of the full Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers.


The course costs £99 +VAT.

This e-learning carries four CPD hours

All CIPFA training counts towards your continuing professional development (CPD). If you are a CIPFA Chartered Member, you are required to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of relevant CPD activity each year as part of maintaining your professional competence and to develop skills and knowledge.

Find out more about CPD requirements.

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