Certificate in Risk Management
in Financial Services

Distance Learning International Recognition Relevant For All Sectors _1

This practical qualification addresses the real issues facing organisations in financial services, particularly banking and insurance.

Taking just 6-9 months to complete, it is a distance learning study programme that is internationally recognised and tailored to the specific demands of the financial services sector.

143 Countries 8000 Students 30 Years _1

Course overview

  • Unit one: Background to the financial services sector.
  • Unit two: Key concepts in financial services.
  • Unit three: Operational risk in financial services.
  • Unit four: Sources and appraoches to risks in banks.
  • Unit five: Development of the regulatory framework for banks.
  • Unit six: Sources and approaches to risk in insurance.
  • Unit seven: Development of the regulatory framework for insurers.
  • Unit eight: Lessons from failure.
  • Unit nine: ERM in financial services context.

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Learning Pathway

This qualification is the stepping stone onto the International Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management, the gold standard in Enterprise Risk Management qualifications.

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Course details

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification you will be able to use the internationally recognised membership designation IRMCert.
  • If you have five years’ professional experience, you can also apply for IRM Technical Specialist membership, and use the membership designation SIRM.

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Entry requirements

  • You do not need any prior qualifications to start your studies in the Financial Services Certificate, however, students are expected to have some knowledge of risk management tools and techniques.
  • Students with limited or no risk management knowledge/experience are advised to take our International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management.

Examination Dates, Centres & Policies

For more information on exam dates, the locations of our exam centres and for all other exam details, please go to:

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  • Standard rate: £1,890
  • Member rate: £1,701
  • Reduced rate: £1,420
    (for low GDP countries)

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What is included

  • All examination fees.
  • All core textbooks and study materials.
  • Access to the online student resource centre - ‘The Study’.
  • Access to online LinkedIn study groups.
  • Free IRM membership for the duration of your study.

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Contact the Student Support Team

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