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According to the Government Functional Standard on Fraud, “The government estimates that fraud costs the public sector between £31 billion and £53 billion per year and much of this goes undetected.”

As Covid-19 increased cases of fraud and with fraudsters becoming more sophisticated than ever before, now is the time to develop more effective strategies to counteract fraud.

Our Counter-Fraud Training for the Public Sector course has been specifically designed for public sector organisations to gain the necessary tools and techniques to identify, prevent and tackle cases of fraud.

Through interactive exercises, learn how to assess the current fraud landscape; gain more effective counter-fraud techniques; utilise data and technology to detect fraud and work with the expert trainer to develop counter-fraud strategies.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Dr Peter Tickner MSc CFIIA CIA ICFS
Fraud Specialist

Peter Tickner spent nearly 40 years as an auditor in the NHS, central government and the Police. After a five year spell as an audit lecturer at the Civil Service College in the 1980s Peter became Head of Internal Audit of Her Majesty’s Treasury in 1988. In 1995 Peter left HM Treasury to become Director of Internal Audit for London’s Metropolitan Police, a post he held until early retirement in 2009, when he set up his own consultancy and fraud investigation business.

While at the Metropolitan Police Peter set up a highly successful internal fraud investigation unit looking at ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Utilise data and technology to reduce fraud
  • Understand the ever-changing fraud landscape
  • Learn how to effectively detect and tackle fraud
  • Take back counter-fraud strategies to your organisation
  • Effectively share data with other organisations to identify fraudsters
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Anticipate and Prepare: The Ever-Changing Fraud Landscape

  • Examine emerging trends and how they can  impact your organisation
  • Ascertain what type of fraud is out there
  • Prepare and plan for ever growing sophisticated risks
  • Understand counter-fraud regulation
  • Stay abreast with the ever-changing fraud landscape
  • Think about how best to overcome fraud in the public sector
  • Identify and overcome the key areas of fraud facing your organisation
  • Assess how Covid-19 has impacted fraud
10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Workshop: Effectively Tackling and Detecting Fraud

  • Gain the latest tools and techniques to identify cases of fraud
  • Train staff on how to detect cases of fraudulent activity
  • Develop more sophisticated approaches to tackling fraud
  • Think like a fraudster – to anticipate and prevent their next move
12:00 - 13:00

Workshop: Utilising Data and Technology to Counter-Fraud

  • Utilise technology to increase your counter-fraud capability
  • Establish an auditable trail to catch fraud
  • Learn how to use data analytics techniques to reduce cases of fraud
  • Effectively share data with other organisations to identify fraudsters
  • Ensure data is used in an ethical and compliant way
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Developing Counter-Fraud Strategies

  • Develop more robust anti-fraud strategies
  • Learn how to collaborate with other organisations to prevent fraud
  • Engender a greater awareness of fraud across your organisation
  • Take back a robust counter-fraud action plan
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways