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Forensic Accounting - Level 1 Award

Course Overview

Forensic Accounting Distance Learning

Research shows that fraud made up 55% of all consumer complaints in 2011 and has increased over the years; this is proof that the importance of cyber-security cannot be overstated. Forensic accountants are therefore hired in any and every organization as they are expected to possess expert fraud detection and alleviation skills.

This forensic accounting distance learning course helps you develop and improve the required skill-set for a forensic accountant or any position that you might be pursuing in the industry. The time allocation for this forensic accounting course online is lenient and flexible enough to be added to any schedule easily. Candidates need not have any previous knowledge on the topic because they are provided with private tutors for fast and easy understanding.

The course aims to explain the basic principles and techniques behind the work of a forensic accountant and the various fraud detection methods. At the end of the course, candidates can either continue with the higher levels or choose to go into the labor market; the course prepares them to work at any firm as a Forensic Accountant who would detect fraudulent activity and ensure the appropriate use of business finances.

Course Syllabus

The award in Forensic Accounting contains two units:

Unit 1: An Introduction to Forensic Accounting

Forensic accounting is used in fraud and embezzlement cases to explain the nature of financial crime in court. This unit gives basic information on the topic and teaches candidates on the application of accounting facts to legal problems when dealing with financial issues.

Unit 2: Fraud Detection Methods

In the world of today, fraud becomes more rampant by the minute and it is advantageous to be skilled in fraud detection. This unit helps to build fraud detection skills and explains the various methods that can be applied to avoid fraud in an organization.

Career Path

On completion of our forensic accounting courses distance learning, prospects are fully qualified for a range of positions in the industry including tax accountant, auditor, forensic accountant, financial analyst and much more with salaries ranging from $30,000 to $60,000 and higher with experience.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Anyone interested in forensics
  • Business owners
  • Graduates looking for a CV boost
  • Risk managers and consultants
  • Accountants looking to attain a professional level

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 1 Award 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 1 Award
Duration 60 Hours
Endorsement Body Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards


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