Awarding partners

The Cifas Fraud and Cyber Academy works in collaboration with respected academic institutions and industry organisations to develop and deliver our regulated qualifications.

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).

Cifas has accreditation with SFJ Awards as an Approved Centre for the delivery of a range of custom certification programmes recognised as adhering to an accredited Quality Assurance process and independent certification of our programmes – known as SFJ Awards Certified Courses.

Learners successfully completing our Certified Courses will be accredited under a Certificate of Completion, issued by SFJ Awards.

Coventry University

Coventry University is a forward-looking, modern university with a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and a focus on applied research. It hosts three National Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and has extensive links with businesses and organisations nationally and globally.

Coventry University is listed 15th in the Guardian University Guide 2020; was awarded Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017), and was named University of the Year for Student Experience by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.


The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. Our Professional Certificate in Fraud Prevention and Professional Certificate in Fraud Investigation are officially recognised by Ofqual.

London Fraud Forum

Cifas Fraud and Cyber Academy is the official learning partner of the London Fraud Forum, a forum for members to share experiences, opinions and ideas on best practice in the day-to-day business of fighting fraud and economic crime.


Cifas Learning Advisory Board

We work with member organisations of Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention community, to ensure our courses are relevant in an ever-changing landscape. The Cifas Learning Advisory Board is drawn from this community. They do not accredit our courses, but they provide invaluable input and consultation on our qualifications and courses to ensure their quality and relevance.

Current members of the Cifas Learning Advisory Board are:

  • Ratesetter
  • Natwest
  • TSB Bank
  • Capital One
  • Secure Trust Bank
  • Klarna
  • Lloyds Bank
  • V12 Retail Finance
  • Skipton Building Society
  • Provident
  • Brent Council
  • Keystone Property Finance
  • Zopa Bank
  • Aldermore Bank
  • MotoNovo Finance
  • Goldman Sachs International Bank
  • Oodle Finance

Our learning opportunities are available to all professionals working in fraud and financial crime, but Cifas member organisations and their workforce have additional access to a wide range of benefits and services – from unique fraud data, to intelligence alerts and insights, to in-depth research and reports - to support their studies as well as protect their business.