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- Course type Classroom course
- Duration 12-14 Weeks on average. Has been completed in 5 weeks., Part-time
- Qualification AVA
The course leads to a national level 4 qualification accredited by the Awarding Body For Vocational Achievement (AVA). The Cert IFCI course consists of 4 Modules of training incorporating 5 units which make up the qualification Cert IFCI.
Qualification Title on completion is;
AVA Level 4 Certificate in Incident, Fraud & Claims Investigation (QCF)
The Cert IFCI Course is run in 2 x 4 day residential blocks (Course can be split down further into 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 2 Days) of training at our training centre in Nottinghamshire, the rest of the course is via distance learning including a series of theses and assignments. On average it takes 12 - 14 weeks in total to complete the Cert IFCI course.
Agents Typically Work for:
On qualification you will be provided with a list of agencies (currently 30+) who recruit our qualified students. Fees for any instruction work carried out for agencies are a set fee and are paid a month in arrears. Generally most instruction work can take anywhere from 30mins to 3 hours and fees are in the region of £25 to £110. On average £55 to £100.
Note Industry terminology: - A case, job etc is referred to in the industry as an instruction.
You are not part of an exclusivity deal when it comes to agencies and you can carry out work for solicitors directly who pay a set fee or provide work where you can charge on an hourly basis.
Insurance claims investigation is usually paid as a set fee per task and payment is usually a month in arrears. Fees vary wildly dependant on case.
Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) carrying out workplace investigation
Carrying out site inspections for businesses who want to audit their own in house health and safety depts, or insurers who want to monitor insured employers compliance can bring fees up to £250 in some instances.
Employers who have work vehicles
Working as a consultant/investigator for Manorr there is an opportunity to earn residual income from customers of Manorr, further you can earn additional sums as a consultant/investigator. Money is paid to you every year that a customer remains in their contract. Typically an average customer can earn you £180 per annum plus £250 per annum consultancy and up to £400 per annum for instruction work. The optimum amount of customers you could be servicing could be as many as 200 per annum. The 2 day course is available to investigators trained by Amalgam Training.
Referral work for personal injury claims
We are registered with the Ministry of Justice and are regulated for claims management activities, this means we can pay you referral fees of £400 per qualified referral.
All of these tasks and earning opportunities you will learn by attending our training course.
Your earnings potential are directly linked to the quality of your work and the ability to be able to serve your clients well. Most of the investigators work for between 7 & 9 different organisations. On average the earnings are circa 25k if you work for an average working week.
Ultimately, every single day is different, you will be making decisions that will affect peoples lives, some in a positive way, because your investigation has led to them receiving compensation for their injuries, some not so positive because as a result of your investigation a fraudulent claim has not proceeded.
You may be thinking that its all too good to be true, in essence the catch is nothing more simple than YOU! If you do not have the following attributes you will not succeed,
- If you cannot listen to people or talk to people
- If you are not naturally inquisitive
- If you cannot motivate yourself to get up and work
- If you do not have a basic understanding of computers, choose our premier package (IT support can be given remotely for 3 months on your home desktop by our trainers at £150 + VAT).
Listed here are some of the skills that you will need in order to qualify and work within the industry.
- Communicating (verbal and non-verbal)
- Decision making
- Document formatting
- Problem solving
- Proof reading (spelling and grammar)
- ReadingReport presentation
- Team working
- Using own initiative
- Using technology
- Word processing
- Working to specific instruction
Free workshops are provided every Friday. Please enquire to book on to one.
These workshops are designed for you to discover whether the industry is
right for you.
We provide an overview of the industry itself and what you can expect day to
We provide a free lunch.
You also get to speak to an existing investigator who has sat at a workshop
You are encouraged to ask the workshop leader (usually the CEO or a director
of the company) and the investigator you speak to any questions you wish.
We want you to make sure this is the correct path for you.