Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention community, shares data, intelligence and learning to fight fraud. A small team of experts and specialists develop and deliver the learning arm of Cifas, led by:
Rachael Tiffen, Director of Public Sector and Learning
Rachael is Director of Public Sector at Cifas and also oversees the Cifas Fraud and Cyber Academy. Rachael was Head of Audit and Counter Fraud in 3 London Boroughs, and is a well-known speaker and author on counter fraud and corruption, sitting on a number of industry Boards.
Ian Sales, Head of Academy and Counter Fraud Studies
Ian previously served as a Detective Sergeant with the City of London Police where he was instrumental in setting up the Economic Crime Academy for the provision of training to both the private and public sector, as well as law enforcement both nationally and overseas.
Our learning offer
Discover game-changing digital learning, designed to make your staff your first line of defence against fraud. Cifas have combined world-class film and animation with our unique, data-led intelligence to produce transformative fraud prevention training for your entire organisation. By entering Apollo, our living learning environment, your people are educated on the threats that target individuals and businesses through immersive storytelling and cutting-edge interactivity described as ‘Netflix meets PS5’. Each threat episode takes just minutes, not hours, and establishes the foundation of a strong anti-fraud culture in your organisation. Find out more about our digital learning.
Fraud and Cyber Academy
Cifas Fraud and Cyber Academy’s provides independently certified and regulated qualifications and specialist courses to deliver the skills and knowledge to combat fraud, cyber and financial crime in all its forms.
Our Professional Certificates and certified courses are independently certified by SFJ Awards. SFJ Awards supports the many organisations - like Cifas - who devise their own high quality learning programmes that are not part of the national Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
In addition, Our SFJ Awards Professional Certificates are recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), which regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.
We work in partnership with established academic and industry partners who are experts in their field, to offer a range of short and self study courses covering general and specialist skills in cybercrime and fraud investigation and prevention.
Cifas Fraud and Cyber Academy provides learning to professionals and organisations regardless of whether they work for, or are Cifas member organisations. However, Cifas member organisations and their people have additional access to a wide range of data, intelligence and research to support their studies as well as protect their business.
View our full range of Academy courses.
Bespoke training and consultancy
Our Academy experts work with a range of national and international organisations to design and deliver bespoke training for teams – from half day introductory courses to tailored certifications. From the UK to Dubai to Pakistan to Tanzania, our clients are drawn from all over the world and our training takes place both online and in the classroom. Find out more about how we can help.