Studying for the Certificate in Risk Management in Financial Services

The Certificate in Risk Management in Financial Services is delivered through Distance Learning. The qualification is made of 9 units studied at the same time, with exams sat at the end of the study period.

Distance Learning

Studying for a professional qualification is a rewarding experience. However, we recognise it can be a challenge balancing distance-learning study, work and family commitments. To make your studies as straightforward as possible, we provide a comprehensive support package.

You will receive a study pack of your essential textbooks approximately 2-3 weeks after your application form and payment have been processed.

Financial Services support area

The Financial Services support area provides you access to:

Student handbook

The student handbook covers:

Section 1: Welcome and introduction
Section 2: Studying for the Certificate
Section 3: Managing your study
Section 4: Approaches to learning
Section 5: Preparing for your examinations
Section 6: Examination policies and procedures

Course Handbook

These lead you step by step through the units and provides self-assessment questions to help you master the subject matter.

Discussion forums

Our discussion forums provide a valuable opportunity to network, share ideas and learn from other students. They can also help you identify other students in your own area to set up local face to face study groups.

Course coach

Our coaches review the discussion forums and pose questions, challenges and facilitate discussion amongst students. Where common questions or themes arise, they will attempt to answer these.

Risk in the real world webinars

These are delivered on real-life case studies to help bring your studies to life.

Revision webinar

A revision webinar for each module will run in April for the June exams and September for the November exams.

Specimen examination papers

The specimen paper is a valuable revision tool. You are recommended to complete it under examination conditions.

Local study groups

Setting up a local study and networking group in your area enables you to set up your own agenda, meet as often as you need and keep each other motivated. If you would like help in setting up a group, you can contact other students using the Discussion Forums, or contact our Student Services Team on

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Additional learning opportunities

  • Online resource centre
  • Guides and briefings
  • Special interest groups
  • Regional groups
  • Training courses
  • Events 


Contact the Student Support Team

To get in touch or for more information contact us:

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Existing students

Financial Services Student Support Area

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