Counter-corruption investigators course

Integrate effectively into counter-corruption units and actively contribute to an investigation.


​The aim of this programme is to develop students' skills and knowledge to allow them to integrate effectively into counter corruption units and to actively contribute to an investigation.


  • standardise counter corruption training delivery for practitioners new to the field of counter corruption
  • provide guidance and processes in line with the Authorised Professional Practice (APP) to enable practitioners to conduct and contribute to investigations in their workplace
  • provide practitioners with the opportunity to apply learning to a counter corruption case study

Subjects covered include:

  • role of a counter corruption investigator
  • referral/case​ initiation
  • intelligence​
  • co​vert tactics
  • IPCC referrals
  • CPS engagement
  • investigative strategies
  • high tech awareness
  • evidence gathering
  • planning arrests
  • post-charge issues​​

Methods of delivery

Speakers, group work and a case study. 

​A reflective journal will be used to provide students with an opportunity to record their expectations and the success of the programme in meeting those expectations which will assist them as they progress.

Students will be encouraged to reflect on their learning throughout and record areas for development to allow them to continue their professional development in the workplace. 

Key details

Qualification eligibility

SC or equivalent vetting is required.

Practitioner group
  • poli​​ce officers and police staff from law enforcement and partner agencies, who will be working in the Counter Corruption or Professional Standards Unit within England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • investigators a​nd PIP II accredited or equivalent law enforcement operatives

Home Office forces (non-residential):

£1,375 (1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021)

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