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Certificate in Risk Management (Level 3)

Course Overview

Risk Management Course Online

Risk Management Course Online, offers candidates and insightful, accessible and highly-rewarding introduction to an increasingly sought-after specialism. When business operations face the threat of disruption, it is the job of the risk manager to handle, respond to and ultimately prevent reoccurrence. The world-class risk management expert specialises in pre-empting negative outcomes, as opposed to addressing the consequences. 

Course content is divided into six digestible units with no prior experience or knowledge required. Candidates are provided with an introduction to information, security, material and business continuity management, along with an in-depth insight into risk planning, management and response. In Risk Management Course Online, the course content begins with an overview of risk management in contemporary and historical contexts, before exploring the concept of risk and what it means in a business capacity. After gaining an understanding of risk as a concept, candidates move on to learn how risks can be both handled and pre-empted, ultimately leading to the creation of a professional risk management plan for the business to implement.

Risk management has become an increasingly important specialism across various industries and sectors over recent years, in turn opening up an enormous array of public and private sector career opportunities for successful candidates. Risk Management Courses Distance Learning, is a flexible way to acheive qualification in this specific field. 

Course Syllabus

Risk Management Course Online: Key Topics

The course consists of the following six units:

Unit 1 – Introduction to Risk Management

The course begins with a broad introduction to the concept of risk management as it exists today along with its origins. Candidates begin to build an understanding of risk definitions, classifications and the various tools and strategies used in professional risk management.

Unit 2 – Types of Risk

The second unit builds on the teachings of unit 1 to introduce candidates to the various risk types the modern business must take into account. Risks are split into three primary categories – Market, Operation and Political – each of which is studied and explored.

Unit 3 – Risk Management Process

Course content then moves onto the analysis and evaluation of existing risk management within the business, along with the activities and processes involved in risk management and planning. Unit 3 also touches upon the business marketing plan.

Unit 4 – Financial Risk Management

The fourth unit focuses on the management of financial risks within the business, investigating the concepts of financial risk scope, foreign investment risk and effective/workable financial risk management implementation.

Unit 5 – Technology Risk Management

This unit introduces candidates to the unique challenges of technology risk management, including the various risks posed by the primary types of business technology and the creation/implementation of risk management plans.

Unit 6 – Operational Risk Management

In the final unit of the course operational risk management (ORM) is introduced, guiding candidates through the process of planning and implementing business processes to assess, analyse and implement risk controls for the purposes of reducing, avoiding or coping with risk. 

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £95

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315


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 3 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

Advanced skills and talents in risk management can help expand and enhance career prospects, or improve promotion prospects for those already in employment. As a key element in the wider business management process, qualified risk manager work in a variety of roles, including compliance analyst, quantitative analyst, risk management analyst, project risk analyst, risk management team leader and more. Typical salaries vary from around £22,000 to more than £50,000 in senior positions. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Supervisors and managers looking to enhance current competencies
  • Business owners and managers in charge of risk management
  • Project managers, health and safety managers, team leaders
  • Employees interested in climbing the business career ladder
  • Entrepreneurs planning new business start-ups
  • Jobseekers looking to improve their employment prospects

Related Links:

Diploma in Risk Management (Level 4)

International Diploma in Project Management (Level 4)

Diploma in Construction Management (Level 4)

Course Level
Level 3

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
200 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Explore the primary principles and standards of risk management
  • Study the various types of risk and the risk management process
  • Find out how technology has affected risk management
  • Explore financial risk management and risk reduction
  • Learn how to effectively control and manage risk in the workplace 

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