Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice for members of the Wales Fraud Forum - March to June 2021

Duration: 8 Days
Format of Delivery: Virtual Classroom
Delegates: Max 16

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The Wales Fraud Forum are delighted to be running the Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice in association with Bond Solon Training. By running this programme on behalf of Wales Fraud Forum Members, Bond Solon are able to offer a substantial discount of 47% compared to attending an equivalent Bond Solon public course programme.  The Wales Fraud Forum programme will be running between March and June 2021 and is limited to a maximum of 16 delegates.

This nationally recognised investigative qualification is a BTEC Level 7 qualification awarded by the awarding body Pearsons and is recognised as the leading professional qualification for personnel with an investigative role. To date over 4,000 investigators from a range of government agencies and commercial organisations have successfully completed this qualification.

Format of the Programme

The qualification is made up of 8 days’ virtual training which is broken up into four 2-day modules.

Module 1 - Law, Evidence, Procedure and Best Practice (2 days) - 23 & 24 March 2021

Virtual Microsoft Teams Classroom

This module will equip delegates with essential knowledge of the relevant law, evidence and procedures necessary for counter-fraud investigators to carry out an effective and compliant investigation. The training covers the different types and sources of evidence and how this evidence will be collected and recorded to ensure it is reliable and admissible in any subsequent legal proceedings.

Module 2 - Open Source Internet Investigations (2 days) - 27 & 28 April 2021

Virtual Microsoft Teams Classroom

Internet-based investigations require a blend of investigative skills, technical knowledge and an eye for detail. An innovative approach to this type of investigation is essential and will reap rewards as information is often hidden or not readily accessible. The techniques taught on this course will enable delegates to ‘look behind the scenes’ and lawfully harvest valuable data to an evidential standard to support their investigation.

Module 3 - Advanced Investigative Interviewing (2 days) - 18 & 19 May 2021

Virtual Microsoft Teams Classroom

Delegates will consider the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) and the Codes and consider how the way in which the interview is conducted may affect the admissibility of the evidence. Delegates will review the necessary law and procedure for the different types of interviews that they undertake. They will learn how to conduct a variety of interviews in such a way that the evidence obtained is admissible in any future court hearing.

Module 4 - Advanced Statement/Report Writing and Courtroom Skills (2 days) - 22 & 23 June 2021

Virtual Microsoft Teams Classroom

The final module develops the skills of writing evidence in statements and giving oral evidence effectively and to best practice standards. On the first day delegates will learn what constitutes best practice standards in drafting statements. They will analyse statements they have written in the workplace and practice writing statements.


After each 2-day module delegates are required to complete a post course assessment.

After completing the 8 days virtual training and passing the 4 post course assessments delegates will be awarded the Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice (BTEC Level 7) qualification.



Wales Fraud Forum Members Discount Price

The special discounted price for Wales Fraud Forum members: £1230 plus Vat (a 47% discount compared to the standard public course price of £2342 plus Vat.)

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