Diploma in Risk Management

Course description

International Diploma in Risk Management – Distance learning qualification


The Global Risk Management Diploma is for specialists in risk management. The training program is provided online in its entirety and offers important practical skills to promote career progress in the industry.

A highly flexible curriculum allows students to study at their own pace on a part-time basis. In addition, the program is delivered in a modular format that allows you to attain the qualification in stages.

Course Overview


  • Risk assessment
  • Risk treatment
  • Risk, governance & culture
  • Crises, resilience and future risks


The ultimate goal is to equip experienced risk practitioners with a set of advanced insights and skills to implement a risk management strategy, understand the impact of organizational culture, and make sound risk-related decisions. They will also gain a recognized international qualification and a route to full IRM membership.

Training Course Content

The programme is structured as follows:

Module one: Principles of risk and risk management

  • The concepts and definitions of risk and risk management
  • Risk management standards
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Risk assessment, identification, analysis and evaluation
  • Risk responses and risk treatment

Module two: Practice of risk management

  • An overview of the global business and risk environment
  • Risk architecture, strategy and protocols
  • Risk culture, appetite and tolerance
  • Risk and organizations, including an introduction to corporate governance, project and operational risk management, and supply chain management
  • Organizational risk management, emerging risks and future developments


Module three: Risk assessment

  • Types and sources of risk information
  • Risk identification techniques
  • Risk prioritization and rating, including qualitative assessment tools and techniques
  • Quantitative risk analysis and risk modeling
  • Presenting and sharing risk assessment information
  • Risk evaluation, problem solving and decision-making


Module four: Risk treatment

  • An introduction to risk treatment, including the risk management cycle
  • Evaluating and selecting risk control mechanisms, including the ‘four T’s’
  • Identifying, allocating and resourcing risk controls
  • Monitoring, reviewing and reporting on risk controls
  • Risk financing mechanisms
  • Business continuity management, including the key elements of business continuity planning and the difficulties of predicting future risks

Module five: Risk, governance and culture

  • Corporate governance models, risk oversight frameworks, internal control models, compliance, internal audit and assurance
  • Strategic planning and risk management, including the role of the board, audit and risk committees, and the chief risk officer
  • Risk culture, business ethics and organizational change
  • Risk perception and human behavior
  • Risk management performance, including competencies, training, leadership and conflict management
  • Reputation risk management

Module six: Crises, resilience and future risks

  • The nature and consequences of crises and the drivers for crisis management including business continuity, contingency planning and crisis preparedness
  • Learning lessons from the past, including root cause analysis
  • Building resilience
  • The core attributes of emerging and future risks, tools, techniques and models for predicting future risks
  • Decision making for the future


Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through our Online Learning Platform
  • Students should commit approximately 5-6 hours of their time per week

Materials Provided:

Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments at the end of every month.




ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute

LANGUAGE: English only

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator

Capacity Africa Institute