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Forensic Accounting - Level 2 Certificate

Course Overview

Certified Forensic Accountant Course

Forensic accountants are required to collect, analyze and work with all kinds of evidence. They play significant roles in fraud detection, prevention, and alleviation in every company or industry. This certified forensic accountant course course prepares candidates for the world of financial crimes and investigation.

Candidates will receive a general introduction to forensic accounting which will include the need-to-know information, then move on to learn how to notice the common personality traits of fraudsters. They will also be taught the various fraud detection methods and the general investigative procedures to follow for a successful investigation.

This forensic accounting certificate online is available to anyone, anywhere in the world and it requires no previous knowledge. All of our forensic accounting courses online offer full tutor support and have no fixed schedule. On completion of the course, candidates will be awarded an endorsed certificate and will possess the required skills to begin a career in the industry.

Course Syllabus

The certificate in Forensic Accounting contains four units:

Unit 1: An Introduction to Forensic Accounting

The motive of the introduction to forensic accounting is to supply prospects with a rundown of how forensic accounting varies from regular accounting; it also teaches candidates on how to employ a combination of accounting, auditing, and investigative skills to discover financial crimes.

Unit 2: Common Personality Traits of Fraudsters

To catch a fraudster, you must first understand how they think. With psychology, this unit teaches how to predict fraud before it happens; it coaches candidates on how to identify the characteristics of fraudsters early.

Unit 3: Fraud Detection Methods

Corruption, fraud, and embezzlement have become universal problems that are not going anywhere. With this unit, candidates will understand the effects of fraud on an organization and will be taught the methods used to curb corruption.

Unit 4: General Investigative Procedures

This unit focuses on forensic accounting investigation, its procedures, and techniques. It gives a detailed explanation of each step of the investigation process, ensuring a full understanding of how it works and teaches candidates how to combine accounting, auditing, and investigative skills.

Career Path

Completing this course provides the students with a deep understanding of financial crimes and loss prevention. Students who take this course may decide to pursue a career in any position including auditor, budget analyst, tax accountant and many more with salaries ranging from $30,000 to $60,000 for a start.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Anyone seeking a career in forensics
  • Accountants pursuing promotion
  • Newcomers to the labor market
  • Business owners and managers

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Certification for Professional Development (CPD) has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Certification for Professional Development (CPD) to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

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Level Level 2
Duration 125 Hours
Endorsement Body Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards


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