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Certificate in Risk Management (Level 2)

Course Overview

Online Risk Management Certification

Professional-level risk management knowledge and skills can be applied to almost any professional role across a variety of departments and modern industry sectors.  All businesses at all levels to face a variety of risks, which without appropriate management and control may pose serious threats to both the company and its workforce.  Risk management incorporates the analysis and control of risks at all levels, including those in relation to health and safety, output, efficiency, crime, business finances and more. 

This Online Risk Management Certification, course provides the perfect preliminary introduction to professional risk management – perfect for those interested in playing a more central role in risk control and prevention. An ideal platform upon which to expand employment/career advancement potential or go on to higher-level studies, candidates require no prior knowledge or relevant experience.

Throughout the four-unit syllabus, candidates are gradually guided through a variety of key teachings, incorporating an overview of the role of the risk manager, the creation and implementation of a professional risk management plan, carrying out competent risk assessments and how to analyse, monitor and report workplace risks. 

Course Syllabus

Certificate in Risk Managment Online: Key Topics

This Online Risk Management Certification, course consists of the following three units:

Unit 1 – What Is Risk Management?

In the first course unit, candidates are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the concept of risk management and guided through a variety of risk definitions, classifications and strategic approaches to professional risk management.  This introductory unit also incorporates an overview of the various different types of risk including the three main categories – Market, Operational and Political.

Unit 2 – The Risk Management Process

Candidates are then taken through the contemporary risk management process, which touches upon the analysis and evaluation of any existing risk management strategies within the business, along with a variety of risk management planning processes and activities.  The specifics of technological and financial risk management are also introduced.

Unit 3 – Responding to Risks

In the final course unit, candidates investigate the professional risk response process.  Course content covers the implementation of the risk management plan, how to effectively test and analyse preventative measures and ultimately how to minimise the likelihood of risk recurrence.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £360 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £80

No of Instalments: 10

Each Instalment: £28

Pay in Full: (£60 Discount) £300


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Career Path

This foundation-level qualification paves the way for more advanced studies at a higher level, though could prove helpful for those looking to climb the career ladder. A recognised qualification may help improve your employment and promotion prospects alike – typical roles in risk management including risk analyst, risk technician, project risk manager, chief risk officer, assistant rick consultant and more. Salaries for entry-level roles begin around £20,000. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Candidates considering going on to higher-level studies
  • All business owners and managers looking to better-control risk
  • Anyone planning to set up and run their own business
  • Those involved in risk management with no formal qualifications
  • Candidates with an interest in general business or project management
  • Anyone looking to boost their CV with a recognised qualification

Related Links:

Certificate in Risk Management (Level 3)

Certificate in Risk Management (Level 1)

Certificate in Project Management (Level 2)

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
125 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Learn how risk management benefits the modern business
  • Explore the basics of risk classifications and definitions
  • Build an understanding of financial and technological risk
  • Study the risk response process
  • Learn how to work with an effective risk management plan 

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