New fraud course launched

The Post Graduate Certificate in Fraud Management will enable those working in fraud investigation to develop practical skills and enhance their legal knowledge.

The University has joined forces with The Fraud Company, led by retired Head of West Midlands Police Fraud Squad, David Churchill, to develop the qualification

The course content is designed not only for law enforcement investigators but also people from business, finance, accounting or audit backgrounds who may have an interest or involvement with corporate governance or compliance.

It is practically based with real case scenarios and exercises as well as allowing the student the opportunity for further research in this topical area of the law.

To enable people already in the field to complete the course, it has been designed to be combined with employment.

David Churchill said: “From our experience, it is difficult for employers to allow their staff time to do training. Our aim is to make it easy for the employers by splitting the course into one-week blocks to enable staff to continue work while working towards the qualification.

“The course would be useful for fraud investigators, accountants, auditors, people working with insolvency and company fraud.”

Director, Central Institute for the Study of Public Protection and Course leader, Dr Martin Wright, said: “The course covers all areas of Financial Crime from the investigation of Fraud and Money Laundering to obtaining evidence and developing the skills of an interviewer.”

The course can be completed in 12 months with three one-week blocks and a choice of elective modules to enable students to specialise in a chosen area.

The first course will start at the end of January 2012 and more information can be obtained from Dr Martin Wright at the University on 01902 323512 or David Churchill, Director the Fraud Company, on 02476 696375.

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