Risk Management Diploma
Level 3 / Quality Licence Scheme / ODL92
over 12 months and £ deposit
over 12 months and £ deposit
12 months expert tutor support
24 hour access
Endorsed by the
Quality Licence Scheme
It is also ideal for those who would like to develop and hone their skills within an existing risk management role.
The course examines changes in risk management practice against the context of the changes in UK, EU, US and global economy, and will be of particular interest to those needing to practice risk management skills on a day-to-day basis.
It provides detailed learning on a range of relevant risk management topics, combining theoretical background with the practical tools, risk management techniques and risk communication formats needed for everyday risk managers. Materials can be studied online or students have the option to have the printed materials delivered for an additional charge of £65.
The course consists of ten modules and an online examination at the end of the course.
Module One - What is Risk Management?
This module will introduce the student to modern concepts of risk management (RM) skills, and how these can change and develop within a business management context. It examines the way RM evolves, and the risk manager's role in this process. The module concludes a range of guidelines in practical risk issues, looking at effective RM.
Module Two - The individual as a Risk Manager
This module focuses on some essential core skills for a risk manager, with tips and techniques for successful risk management risk goal-setting, risk problem-solving, effective risk resolution meetings, risk interviewing and giving or receiving risk related feedback. Relevant tools are explored, including risk landscape analysis.
Module Three - Risk Structure and Environment
This module includes an assessment of different features and types of risk organisation structure and the various environments within which risk organisations operate. This module assesses recent trends and the move towards the use of risk integration, and also looks at how to analyse their effects to anticipate a risk organisation future evolution.
Module Four - Managing Risk Processes
This module considers the internal features of a risk organisation, including planning and strategy, risk costs and budgets and the benefits of understanding the risk processes of a business. Practical advice is provided on facilitation of workshops, in the context of risk process improvement.
Module Five - Managing Risk Projects
The module asks 'What is a risk project', providing a step-by-step breakdown of the key phases for managing risk projects successfully. It provides advice on financing risk projects, and on quality risk assessment. The module provides guidance on risk project team roles and effective brainstorming for problem-solving.
Module Six- Managing Risk Diversity
This module embraces the increasingly diverse UK, EU, US and global risk mandates and the business case for managing by diversity-unification principles. Key risk issues and legislation issues will be examined, including common challenges and potential conflicts, diverse risk themes of international regulatory styles etc.
Module Seven - Risk and Change
Risk and change may be regarded as a 'chicken and egg principle' which comes first? Accordingly this module includes a review of risk-caused/affecting organisational changes, managing the risk-change process, dealing with individual resistance and cultural issues, the use of coaching, mentoring and facilitation development.
Module Eight - Quality and Risk
If you cannot size it, you cannot measure it, and if you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it this is a quality and risk axiom. The use of risk goals, related risk performance indicators, service level agreements and benchmarking will be considered, along with a review of quality-risk management improvement.
Module Nine - Audit and Risk
If you cannot audit it, you cannot measure it, and if you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it this is an audit and risk axiom. The use of audit objectives, related risk-audit performance indicators, service level agreements and benchmarking will be considered, along with a review of audit-risk management improvement.
Module Ten - Ethics and Risk
This module examines recent trends in business ethics, corporate governance, environmental issues and social responsibility. Practical advice is provided with tips and guidance on making ethics and risk presentations. Finally, the student is taken through a course review to reflect on their learning and also to help them to set career goals for their next steps.
Mandatory Text Book:
Students are expected to purchase and use the book COMPLIANCE AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT: WHAT YOU DON'T LEARN AT HARVARD by Abe Abrahami, directly from: www.amazon.co.uk or from: www.amazon.com - this can be done at the foot of this webpage.
No previous knowledge or experience is essential to study this course.
Final online multiple choice examination counts for 100% of the final grade. Throughout the course there are ten SAPs (coursework) and a thesis. The course clearly states that this is not mandatory to complete as it has no bearing on the final grade. We do suggest that students complete these as this will not only assist them in examination preparation but also will give the student the skill set should they wish to continue their studies (continuous professional development) at a higher level.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme 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 Quality Licence Scheme.The provider 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 QLS 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 Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.
The Skills and Education Group’s knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales.
Module 1: What is Risk Management?
Module 2: The individual as a Risk Manager
Module 3: Risk Structure and Environment
Module 4: Managing Risk Processes
Module 5: Managing Risk Projects
Module 6: Managing Risk Diversity
Module 7: Risk and Change
Module 8: Quality and Risk
Module 9: Audit and Risk
Module 10: Ethics and Risk
12 Months Tutor Support. Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.
Distance learning is the most flexible and convenient approach to studying. There is no need for you to attend college and, therefore, you can study anytime, any place, anywhere that fits in with your lifestyle. Distance learning programmes are ideal for people who may have a full-time job, or other commitments, that won’t allow them time off to study.
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Depending on the course you have chosen, you will either be required to complete assignments and submit these for marking as the course progresses and/or be required to sit an end exam. The end exam could be in the form of multiple choice questions, or be an invigilated exam at a registered test centre.
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Depending on the course you have chosen, and the amount of time you can commit, it could take from 6 weeks to 12 months to complete your course.
The duration of the course is largely down to you though. The beauty of home learning is that it allows you complete flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle and other commitments. You can dedicate as much, or as little, time as you want to your studies - no one will be chasing you for your work or asking why you haven’t submitted an assignment.
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You will be allocated your own personal tutor who can be contacted via e-mail, telephone, fax or post for help and advice on any aspect of the course.
Many courses require that you submit work to your tutor during the period of study and your tutor will assess your work and pass comments back to you. Your tutor is available to you as much as you need them.
Please be aware that officially the tutor support provided with the course is for a period of 12 months, although if you need longer let us know and we’ll endeavour to extend that.
All of our courses are accredited, so you need to show that you have acquired the knowledge to pass the course – this may involve sitting an examination, but it depends on the course you have chosen.
Some courses require you to be continually assessed throughout the course, while others may require an end of course exam or assignment (which may be completed at home) to be submitted to your tutor.
Certain types of qualifications, A-levels and GCSEs for example, do require you to sit an invigilated exams at a registered test centre. You will need to organise and pay for the examinations yourself, however full details of what you need to do will be available from the centre who are delivering the qualification.
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Yes, there are no geographical limits to where you can study.
You just need to be aware that all tutors are based in the UK and work may need to be submitted to them via post, although in most cases e-mail can be used.
Where the course requires that you sit an invigilated exam at a test centre, there are many exam centres outside of the UK. However, we would advise that you check with us before purchasing one of these courses if you want to study from abroad.
All of our courses are accredited and you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.
For more information about this please see the section of the website that details how awarding bodies work and what the different types of qualifications are.
Yes, you can take as many courses as your time allows. But we would recommend that you clearly evaluate how much time you can commit to your courses of study.
The good news is though that if your circumstances change you can always take a break and come back to your studies.
Additionally, discounts are available if you buy more than one course at the same time.
Your work will be marked and feedback returned to you within 12 working days after submission. This is because our tutors are required to provide detailed, considered feedback to our learners that may take a while to formulate. We find that by working this way, our learners actually complete their course in less time, as they rarely need to submit an assignment more than twice.
Whilst it is possible to submit multiple assignments at the same time, we advise that our learners submit only one at a time. We want our learners to develop as they progress through their course, and find this is best achieved when a student embarks on a new module having taken into account tutor feedback from the previous submission.
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