Level of qualification
Equivalent to degree level
There are no formal entry requirements. However, students are expected to have some knowledge of risk management tools and techniques.
Completion of the certificate will mean that you have also completed the first part of the International Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management, leaving just 4 modules to complete to achieve the full diploma, which enables you to start your journey to become a Certified Member of the IRM (CMIRM)
English language requirements
IRM's qualifications are delivered and assessed in English. If you are a non-UK student, and English is not your first langauge, we recommend you have an Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element less than 5.5) or equivalent evidence of competence in the English language, before commencing your studies.
How long does it take to complete?
There are two enrolment periods each year and students should consider the time commitment for study before enrolling on the course; the Certificate can be completed within 5-10 months, and study time available will depend on when the full course fees have been paid for the enrolment period open at that time. students enrolling later in the enrolment period will need to consider the amount of time remaining to study fo rtheir scheduled exam session before enrolling on to the course.
The course consists of two modules which are studied together. The exams for both are sat in the same exam period that relates to their enrolment window.
Qualification Completion Time Limit
Students undertaking the International Certificate in Financial Services Risk Management qualification must complete the qualification within two years of enrolling as a student. Three attempts are permitted within this timeframe. After this point, students will be required to re-enrol and pay a further fee.
Average study time
An indicative study time for the qualification is between 180 and 200 hours per module.
Module 1 is assessed by a 90 minutes multiple choice examination and module 2 is assessed through a three hour written examination of a combination of short answer and essay style questions.
Successful graduates automatically become Certificate Members (IRMCert).
There are two examination sessions for the Certificate. These are normally the first week in June and the last week in November. Click here for more details.
1 July - 31 December
1 February - 31 May
If you are seeking support from your employer to fund your studies, see our list of employer benefits that can be included in your business case.
Contact the Student Support Team
To get in touch or for more information contact us:
+44 (0)20 7709 4125