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Forensic Accounting - Level 1 Certificate

Course Overview

Forensic Accounting Training Online

The PwC global economic crime survey of 2018 found that half of the 7,200 companies they reviewed had experienced fraud of some kind. Most organization or companies by now have realized the need for a forensic accountant as fraud cases have increased in number.

Level 1 Forensic Accounting Training Online is administered to dedicated candidates with or without any previous knowledge. It is designed for your convenience and can easily be altered to fit your schedule. Candidates are also provided with personal tutors to ensure complete understanding of the course.

Our Level 1 forensic accounting classes begin with a general introduction to forensic accounting, stating and explaining the basics, then list out the common personality traits of fraudsters to look out for and end with the general investigative procedures to follow.

Assignments will be given throughout this forensic accounting course online, candidates can either begin their careers or further their education to attain a professional level.

Course Syllabus

The certificate in Forensic Accounting contains three units:

Unit 1: An Introduction to Forensic Accounting

Forensic accounting is a mixture of accounting and investigative techniques to discover financial transgressions. Unit 1 is an introduction to the course, giving the primary knowledge that would guide candidates through the rest of the course. It explains the significance and describes the application of accounting in the court of law.

Unit 2: Common Personality Traits of Fraudsters

Nowadays, there are several forms of fraud and a large number of fraudsters in every part of the world. This unit delves into the mind a fraudster and explains the various ways of identifying one through their behavior, lifestyle and general attributes.

Unit 3: General Investigative Procedures

A general investigation is a case that doesn’t fall into a specific category, although there are several types of investigation. Unit 3 defines investigation and its procedures focusing on allegations of fraud and embezzlement. It also teaches candidates on the various investigative techniques.

Career Path

Upon completion of our forensic accounting certificate programs, candidates are fully equipped with the required knowledge and skill-set to begin a career as a forensic account, financial analyst, tax accountant or any other position with a starting salary of $30,000 and higher with experience.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Graduates looking for high-level employment
  • Business managers with no knowledge of loss prevention
  • Accountants looking to acquire professional skills
  • Small business owners searching for fraud prevention skills
  • Anyone one interested in forensics

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 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
Duration 80 Hours
Endorsement Body Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards


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