Introduction to fraud and fraud prevention Short Course

What is an e-learning short course?

Short Courses are short e-learning courses designed to give your employees knowledge and understanding of key areas that are increasingly necessary in the workplace, such as cyber security, equality and diversity, data and privacy laws, and health and safety legislation. Each Short Course takes an average of 20 to 40 minutes to complete.

Description

It’s estimated that fraud costs UK businesses over £190 billion each year, with over 70 per cent of fraud occurring in the private sector and over 20 per cent in the public sector. Ensuring your organisation understands the different types of fraud and how to prevent it is vital, and will help you protect your business and employees from the serious consequences fraud can result in.

This e-learning 'short course' in the introduction to fraud and fraud prevention is designed to help your organisation understand the nature of fraud, how you may be vulnerable and its effects. It will give you the knowledge needed to reduce risk within your organisation and implement anti-fraud policies. The course forms part of a suite of short e-learning courses that focus on different types of economic crime, and is ideal for employees in busy workplaces who need to understand the issues around fraud.

Course Objectives

The e-learning short course in fraud and prevention is designed to help your organisation understand what fraud is, how fraud manifests itself, circumstances that increase the likelihood of fraud occurring, anti fraud policies and undertaking fraud investigation. This e-learning course covers the following 11 topics:

  • The definition of fraud
  • Different types of fraud
  • Legislation relevant to fraud
  • The consequences of fraud for individuals, businesses and organisations
  • The factors that explain how and why fraud occurs
  • Circumstances that increase the likelihood of fraud occurring
  • Fraud risk management
  • Creating a zero-tolerance culture
  • Anti-fraud policies
  • Preventing and detecting fraud
  • Fraud investigation

Course Outcome

Learners taking this course will gain knowledge on what is meant by fraud, the consequences of fraud, fraud risk management and how to prevent and detect fraud. This course is aimed at any employee who may be in a position where fraud is a potential risk, as well as their managers. It can also be used as a stand-alone module by anyone interested in finding out more about economic crime and the legislative requirements placed on individuals and businesses to combat it.

This course includes a number of key features that will benefit the learner. These include the following:

  • Media and content rich exercises that engage learners
  • Interactive content and exercises based on real-life scenarios
  • Multiple choice questions included within the e-learning
  • Personalised certificate is issued upon completion of the course

Duration

Learners are expected to take approximately 20 to 40 minutes to complete this course

Cost

£20.00 + VAT