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Certificate in Risk Management in Financial Services

6-9 months
2,370 GBP
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International Certificate in Financial Services Risk Management 


Ofqual Regulated from September 2023

The International Certificate in Financial Services Risk Management has been updated in response to international regulatory developments such as Basel III and Solvency II which require that companies and their staff have a broader understanding of risk management.

Taking 6-9 months to complete, the certificate is a supported distance learning study programme that is internationally recognised and designed to meet the specific demands of the financial services sector from a banking and insurance perspective.

The International Certificate in Financial Services Risk Management is a practical qualification that is tailored to the challenges facing the financial sector and banking and insurance sub sectors.

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  • Virtual Classroom
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Suitability - Who should attend?

This qualification is suitable for professionals working in:

  • Banks - retail and wholesale
  • Insurance - life, general, international and brokers
  • Regulators and credit rating agencies
  • Hedge funds and asset management
  • Actuarial, legal and accounting practices


  • Aspiring chief risk officers in the financial services sector
  • Risk generalists who need to quickly adapt to a financial services environment

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Successful graduates automatically become Certificate Members (IRMCert) and eligible to enrol on the IRM's International Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management.

Training Course Content


The Certificate is made up of two modules which are designed to be studied together. Learning in module 1 explores elements of the risk management process, while module 2 explains how organisational culture and appetite for risk may affect the implementation of such processes. Similarly, discussion of risk management standards in module 1 supports the study of governance and risk architecture in module 2.

Module 1: Principles of risk and risk management

This module introduces the principles and concepts of risk management in Financial Services. This leads to an examination of how to classify risks in a Financial Services environment and the approaches that are used to identify, assess and treat them.

Key topics include:

  • Recognise the origins and key concepts of risk management
  • Understand the regulatory environment in financial services
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Understand the main sources of risk within banks and insurers

Module 2: Practice of risk management

This module explores the impact of the business environment on risk management in the banking and insurance sectors. Learn how corporate governance can influence risk architecture, culture, appetite and tolerance.

Key topics include:

  • Case studies, including post-Financial Crisis
  • Explore the impact of the wider business environment
  • Study the Three Lines of Defence governance model
  • Apply risk management frameworks

Successful completion of these modules enables you to move onto the subsequent modules of the International Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management.

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Course delivery details

Online supported distance learning gives you the flexibility to study at home at your own pace. Our extensive global network of examination centres and our special centre policy means you can study and take your examinations anywhere in the world.


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Johnny Kollin
28 Jan 2019
Johnny Kollin, IRMCert Vice President, Wholesale Credit Sanctioning, Barclays UAE

The IRM has helped me get in contact with fellow senior risk professionals who are active in other industries, to exchange ideas and challenges. Furthermore, the IRM Internation...

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Maria Bautista, Risk Officer, S. A. Meacock & Co
17 Dec 2018

After successfully completing a Risk Management Foundation Programme offered by the Lloyd’s Market Association I decided to enhance my knowledge and enrolled in the Internation...

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Louise Brennan, Risk Higher Apprentice, Barclays UK Wholesale Credit
17 Dec 2018

Risk management in financial services is a fast-growing area that has been receiving more and more interest regulators, organisations and the public, so it’s a great area to bui...

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Course fees are:

  • Standard rate: £2,095
  • Member rate: £1,895
  • Reduced rate: £1,780 (for low GDP countries)


Continuing Studies

Successful graduates become eligible to enrol on the IRM's International Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management, the global choice of qualification with risk professionals and their employers. This post-graduate level qualification has been developed by internationally recognised academics and industry practitioners to provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage risk and maximise opportunities in any organisation.

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