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Financial Investigator

Level 3 Endorsed Certificate | 120 CPD Points | Exam & Full Tutor Support Included | 24x7 Access

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Study method
Online, self-paced
182 hours
Access to content
12 months
No formal qualification
120 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Theft, embezzlement, money laundering, tax evasion — these financial crimes are on the rise. Given the increased risk of the economy being infiltrated by organised crime, financial investigation is a crucial tool of a contemporary and efficient response to criminal threats.

Financial investigators look at various financial issues, including where the money comes from, how it travels, and how it is spent. They gather evidence against sophisticated, high-level criminals with the goal of bringing down multinational and organised crime networks. Financial investigators possess a unique blend of technical expertise, a thorough awareness of corporate operations, as well as a grasp of the major weaknesses exploited by financial criminals. With this Financial Investigator course, you can get it all.

With this course, you will acquire a thorough understanding of financial investigation. In this extensive course, you will be introduced to a number of financial crimes and their characteristics. Besides, this finance course will help you understand the motive behind financial crimes. You will learn how to conduct an investigation, gather evidence and build up a response plan. Furthermore, this course will educate you on vital topics like forensic accounting, financial fraud-related legislation and more. With this finance training, you will have a clear comprehension of career opportunities in financial investigation and what it takes to make it to the top.

So, enrol in the Financial Investigator course today and take your first step towards a multitude of financial crime prevention careers.

Our Financial Investigator course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme, ensuring your newly acquired skills will enhance your professional development.

What you'll get out of this Financial Investigator course:

  • Explore the fundamentals of financial investigation.
  • Get to know the job prospects of financial investigations and learn what it takes to make it to the top.
  • Learn what forensic accounting is and the necessity of forensic accounting in the finance industry.
  • Gain a better understanding of the motive behind the financial crime.
  • Understand the characteristics of financial crime, like spending-saving patterns, conspiracy, and more.
  • Familiarise yourself with different types of financial crime — theft, white-collar crime, fraud, etc.
  • Know how to conduct an investigation and build up a response plan.
  • Be able to collect, gather and preserve evidence for a financial crime.
  • Strengthen your comprehension of the legislation against financial fraud.

Why People Enrol this Financial Investigator Course From One Education:

  • Eligibility for an endorsed certificate upon successful completion of the Financial Investigator course
  • Learning materials of our Financial Investigator course contains engaging voiceover and visual elements for your comfort
  • Get 24/7 access to all Financial Investigator course content for a full year
  • Complete the Financial Investigator course at your own pace
  • Each of our students gets full tutor support on weekdays (Monday to Friday)
  • Efficient assessments and instant results upon completion of our Financial Investigator course



120 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Qualification Standards

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This masterclass Financial Investigator online training course is designed by industry experts and will give you an in-depth understanding of this topic. The Financial Investigator course features easy-to-digest modules that break down each topic and ensure all our students receive an unrivalled and thorough learning experience.

If you want to work in this rapidly growing sector and stand out from the competition, then our Financial Investigator course is the perfect place to kickstart your dream career.

On the Financial Investigator course, we guarantee that you will gain relevant skills and acquire tremendous knowledge on the subject. The certificate you’ll achieve after completing the Financial Investigator course will help you land the job you want in a related field.

Enjoy a pleasant and professional 100% online learning experience and enrol in our Financial Investigator course today and take control of your career!

Course Curriculum:

Here is a curriculum breakdown of the Financial Investigator course:

Module 1: Introduction to Financial Investigator

  • Financial Investigator
    • Key Accountabilities of a Financial Investigator
    • Education and Experience
    • Salary Structure
    • National Crime Agency Training
  • Financial Confiscator
    • Key Accountabilities of a Financial Confiscator
    • Education and Experience
    • Salary Structure
    • National Crime Agency Training
  • Financial Intelligence Officer
    • Key Accountabilities of a Financial Intelligence Officer
    • Education and Experience
    • Salary Structure
    • National Crime Agency Training
  • Skills Required to Become a Financial Investigator

Module 2: Introduction to Financial Investigation

  • What Is Financial Investigation?
  • Forensic Accounting
    • What Is Forensic Accounting?
    • Roles & Responsibilities of Forensic Accountant
    • The Necessity of Forensic Accounting
  • Motives Behind Financial Crimes
  • Opportunities in Financial Crimes

Module 3: Characteristics of Financial Crimes

  • Spending Pattern
  • Saving Pattern
  • Structure of the Crime
  • Conspiracy in Financial Crimes
  • Overview of Fraud in Financial Crimes

Module 4: Categories of Financial Crimes

  • What Is Theft?
    • Larceny
    • Robbery
    • Burglary
    • Swindle
    • Fencing
    • Racketeering
  • What Are the White-Collar Crimes?
    • Introduction
    • Embezzlement
    • Bankruptcy Fraud
    • Bribery
    • Computer Theft
    • Credit-Card Fraud
    • Bank Frauds
    • Tax Evasions
    • Stock Fraud and Manipulation
    • Insider Trading
    • Loan Sharking
    • Corporate Fraud
    • Money Laundering
  • What Is Fraud?
    • Non-Profit Organisation Fraud
    • Forgery and Uttering
    • Scheme
    • Mail-Order Operation

Module 5: Financial Crime Response Plan

  • Purpose of a Response Plan
  • Reporting Suspicious Activity
  • Conducting an Investigation
    • Managers & Supervisors
    • Internal Audit
  • Establishing and Securing Evidence
  • Police Referral Procedure
  • Preventing Further Losses
  • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Council Members and Chief Executive Officer
    • Members
    • Strategic Directors and Assistant Directors
    • Section 151 Officer
    • Service Manager (Shared Legal Services)/Corporate Manager – HR & Organisational Development
    • Assistant Director - Corporate Resources
    • All Employees
    • Monitoring Officer
    • Money Laundering Reporting Officer (Corporate Manager for Internal Audit)
    • Corporate Manager for Internal Audit
    • Internal Audit
    • The Public, Partners, Suppliers, Contractors and Consultants
    • Joint Audit & Standards Committee
    • External Audit

Module 6: Collecting, Preserving and Gathering Evidence

  • Interviewing a Witness
  • Documentary Evidence
  • Material Evidence
  • Competency of a Witness
  • Investigation by Observation
  • Investigation by Surveillance

Module 7: Laws against Financial Fraud

  • The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    • Introduction to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    • Process for the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • The Fraud Act 2006
    • Introduction to the Fraud Act 2006
    • The General Offences of Fraud
  • Criminal Justice 1993
    • Introduction to the Criminal Justice Act 1993
    • Offences under Criminal Justice Act 1993
  • The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
    • Introduction to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
    • The Code of Market Conduct of Market Abuse

How is the Financial Investigator Course assessed?

To simplify the procedure of evaluation and accreditation for learners, we provide an automated assessment system. Upon completion of an online module, you will immediately be given access to a specifically crafted MCQ test. The results will be evaluated instantly, and the score displayed for your perusal. For each test, the pass mark will be set to 60%.

When all tests have been successfully passed, you will be able to order a certificate endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the Financial Investigator course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their achievement. The hardcopy of this certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme can be ordered and received straight to your home by post, by paying —

  • Within the UK: £79
  • International: £79 + £10 (postal charge) = £89

IAO Accredited Certification from One Education

After successfully completing this Financial Investigator course, you will qualify for the IAO accredited certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in both PDF & hardcopy format, which can be received by paying —

  • PDF Certificate: £9
  • Hardcopy Certificate (within the UK): £15
  • Hardcopy Certificate (international): £15 + £10 (postal charge) = £25

Who is this course for?

This Financial Investigator course is ideal for

  • Students
  • Recent graduates
  • Job Seekers
  • Anyone interested in this topic
  • People already working in the relevant fields and want to polish their knowledge and skill.


There are no specific prerequisites to enrol in this Financial Investigator course. Anyone and everyone can take this course. The Financial Investigator course is fully accessible from any internet-enabled smart device. So, you can study from the comfort of your home! All you need is a passion for learning, literacy, and being over the age of 16.

Career path

This Financial Investigator course will help you to get your best foot in the finance realm. This course will provide all the essential competencies to outstand and explore a plethora of exciting work opportunities, such as —

  • Financial Investigator
  • Finance Advisor
  • Finance Analyst
  • Financial Confiscator
  • AML Investigator

These opportunities pay an average of £20,000 to £65,000 a year in the UK.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.