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Become an IIRSM Training Provider

Together we can manage the risks.

Our acclaimed one-day Managing Risk – The Essentials course is developed and maintained by leading risk experts and is designed to deliver a practical and engaging experience, using real-world case studies and examples. The experience is not only an enjoyable one, but learners will gain invaluable knowledge and skills.

Delegates won't become risk experts, but they will learn essential skills needed to be able to identify, manage and communicate the risks that matter in their area of work and appreciate the impact of their decisions on the rest of the organisation.

Read on if you are interested in becoming approved to deliver this course.

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Course overview

Delegates will gain a broad understanding of the benefits, principles and processes involved in risk management and discover how, by taking an integrated approach, they can minimise threats, maximise opportunities and prepare for the unexpected.

The course is underpinned by ISO 31000, the global risk management standard.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, delegates should be able to:

  • Use risk management to improve their decision making.
  • Analyse how the external world and their own organisation drive achievement of their objectives and how they can influence their impact.
  • Apply practical tools to assess and manage risk.
  • Learn about effective risk communication.
  • Understand the critical importance and role of people and culture.
  • Implement a risk management system for resilience and growth.
Course syllabus

Delegates will be asked to undertake some pre-course work in preparation for the course. 

The course is split into six sections. 

Principles of risk management and how to improve your decision making.

  • Understand the nature of risk
  • Distinguish between uncertainty, hazard and risk, and between threats and opportunities
  • Learn about the origins of risk management
  • Apply risk management to improve your decision making in a range of organisational settings
  • Examples of risk – strategic, financial, operational and hazard
  • Risk and reputational impact
  • New risk trends for today’s world: - Simple and complex systems, Speed of risk, Emerging and difficult to perceive risks and Extended enterprises
  • ISO31000 – the global risk management standard

Impact of the external world and your internal organisation.

  • Introduction to the risk management process – Scope, Context and Criteria
  • Internal and external factors
  • Techniques for analysis of your organisation’s environment
  • PESTLE

Practical tools to assess, manage and communicate risk.

  • Risk assessment process
  • Practical tools and techniques to identify, analyse and treat risk
  • Managing residual risk
  • Recording, reporting, communicating and consulting on risk
  • Risk registers, matrices and their restrictions
  • Avoiding the traps
  • Mental shortcuts or heuristics
  • Interpreting statistics

Frameworks for risk management implementation.

  • The risk management frameworks and policies
  • Risk appetite and business objectives

Risk management and management systems.

  • Aligning risk management with management system standards
  • Organisational resilience and sustainability

Critical importance and role of people and culture.

  • Culture, behaviours, values – and risk
Benefits to employers

Benefits to employers investing in their employees attending this course:

  • Fosters greater risk awareness and the importance of risk management amongst employees.
  • Improves levels of compliance through effective risk communication.
  • Investment in employee risk capabilities improves decision-making and provides confidence to key stakeholders, such as regulators, customers, suppliers and shareholders.
  • Reduces incidents, fines, accidents and lost opportunities and improves resilience, relationships, reputations and ultimately the bottom line.
  • Employee engagement and participation in risk management helps organisations to be more prepared for a crisis and to deal with uncertainty.
Who is the course for?

Risk management should form part of everyone’s responsibilities at every level, in any organisation of any size, in any sector anywhere in the world. Delegates won’t become risk experts, but they will learn the essential skills needed to be able to identify, manage and communicate the risks that matter in their area of responsibility and appreciate the consequences of their decisions on the rest of the organisation.

The course is specifically relevant to, but not limited to:

  • Anyone who manages risk
  • Those starting a career in risk management
  • Managers working in risk-related disciplines including, but not limited to, health and safety, compliance, business continuity, resilience, environmental management, insurance, quality management, security etc
  • Risk champions
  • Project managers
  • Managers responsible for implementing systems of governance and change
  • Business owners looking to improve their performance and resilience
  • Managers in small/medium sized enterprises with many different roles/risks to juggle
  • Individuals simply looking to learn how risk management can help them do their job better
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What do training providers get?

As an approved training provider, you will receive:

  • Full course presentation, including videos and case studies.
  • Trainer guidance on delivering the course.
  • A delegate workbook and resources, including IIRSM Quick Guide to risk management, Blank and Covid-19 examples – bow-tie analysis, Risk register example, Risk policy example and Unconscious bias check-list
  • Access to IIRSM’s Course Management System (CMS) to manage and deliver the course.
  • We have also produced an extension for Chrome, so that you can deliver the course offline – where there is no internet connection.
  • Guidance on how you can tailor the course to ensure its relevance to specific groups of delegates.

In addition.

  • Discounted membership for trainers and course delegates who will get access to IIRSM member benefits and global community.
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Application process

Please read the Guidance & Information before commencing the application process. You can find this guide at the bottom of the page.

We require electronic copies of all relevant documentation to be submitted to training@iirsm.org  Due to file size restrictions, please submit applications via Dropbox, WeTransfer, or other secure FTP services.

You are required to submit:

  • A completed Training Provider Approval Application Form
  • A signed Licence Agreement (A copy can be requested from the IIRSM team to review)
  • A Trainer Application Form for each trainer you want to deliver the course, together with any relevant certificates, CVs and other supporting documentation.

We also require copies of:

Your organisation’s standard terms and conditions; including

  • Refund and cancellation policy
  • Data protection policy
  • Complaints procedure

Plus, any additional information you believe will assist us in conducting our review and approving you as a training provider.

Once a completed application has been received, we will raise an invoice for the relevant fees, and the approval process will start once payment has been received.

We aim to complete the approval process within 6 weeks. We will keep you up to date on progress.

Trainer criteria

All trainers need to be at least an Associate member of IIRSM. Plus:

  • Have a risk or related qualification at Level 3 (on the Regulated Qualifications Framework of England and Wales or equivalent) and/or a minimum of 5 years’ risk management experience, or extensive leadership experience with some risk expertise and a business qualification at level 5. A relevant qualification includes; Risk Management, Business Continuity, Health and Safety and Risk and Resilience.

Please note, this is a risk management course, so if your qualification is in a specialist area such as health & safety, you will need a broader risk management understanding to be able to deliver this course.

  • A training qualification at level 3 (on the Regulated Qualifications Framework of England and Wales or equivalent); or completed the IIRSM Train the Trainer course or have at least three years’ substantial, face to face training delivery experience.
  • Evidence of being committed to and actively participating in CPD, including ensuring technical knowledge, world affairs, legislation and best practice understanding are continually evolving.

Train the trainer

Where a potential trainer does not meet the trainer criteria, or IIRSM feels the trainer would benefit from attending an existing course, IIRSM can insist that the trainer attend a course at their expense prior to being approved to deliver any courses. Alternatively, or as well, we may require a trainer to attend a session with the course developer and to deliver a section of the course to the developer and an IIRSM representative.

 

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Fees payable

To become a Training Provider, the upfront costs are the course purchase price, membership fees for any non-IIRSM members who wish to be approved as trainers and train the trainer fees, for any trainers who are required to attend prior to being approved. All other fees are payable once you are ready to deliver any courses. 

VAT will be added where applicable. 

Course purchase price and first year's licence fee £1,150
Delegate workbook (including resources and templates) - printed £12
Delegate certificates £8 digital / £10 printed
Annual renewal licence fee £200
Train the Trainer fee £150
Membership fees Dependent on grade
Courier fees for workbooks and certificates Dependent on size/weight of shipment

 

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FAQs

The following is some general information about becoming an IIRSM Approved Training Provider which we hope will be of some help. 

Who can become a training provider?

A training provider can either be a training company or a corporate that wishes to deliver the Managing Risk-The Essentials course in-house to its own employees.

How do I become a training provider?

To become an approved training provider, firstly, you must have read, understood and signed the terms of the Training Provider Licence Agreement. You can request a copy from the IIRSM team at training@iirsm.org Secondly, complete the application process, which includes:

  • Completing the Training Provider Approval Application Form
  • Signing the Licence Agreement
  • Completing a Trainer Application Form for each trainer you want to deliver the course, together with any relevant certificates, CVs and other supporting documentation.

For training organisations, we also require a copy of your organisation’s standard terms and conditions, including

  • Refund and cancellation policy
  • Data protection policy
  • Complaints procedure

Plus, any additional information you believe will assist us in conducting our review and approving you as a training provider.

Please ensure you have read the Guidance and Information before starting the application process. All information and relevant documents can be found at the bottom of this page.

What do I get when I become a training provider?

As a training provider, you get access to:

  • Full course presentation, videos and case studies
  • Interactive and group exercises to bring learning to life
  • Trainer guidance on delivering the course with supporting trainer notes
  • Delegate workbooks that must be provided to each delegate who attends
  • Delegate resources and take-aways including, IIRSM Quick Guide to Risk Management, Blank and Covid-19 examples of bow-tie analysis, Risk register template, Risk policy example and Unconscious bias check-list
  • Access to IIRSM’s Course Management System (CMS) to help you manage and deliver the course.
  • We have also produced an extension for Chrome, so that you can deliver the course offline – where there is no internet connection.
  • Guidance on how you can tailor the course to ensure its relevance to specific groups of delegates.
How do I access the course materials?

The course materials are accessed via the IIRSM Course Management System. This is also how you will be able to edit and deliver the course. You will also be able to view the Trainer Guide and Delegate Workbook.

What is the criteria to become a trainer to deliver the course?

It is important that all trainers delivering the course are suitably qualified and as a minimum, must be an Associate member of IIRSM. All trainers must be approved by IIRSM before they can deliver any courses. Therefore, applications need to be received well in advance of any proposed courses the trainer wants to deliver. It can take IIRSM up to 3 weeks to approve a trainer.

The trainer approval criteria is to be an Associate member, plus the following:

  • A risk or related qualification at Level 3 (on the Regulated Qualifications Framework of England and Wales or equivalent) or above, or a minimum of 5 years’ risk management experience, or extensive leadership experience with some risk expertise and a business qualification at level 5. A relevant qualification can be:
  • Risk management
  • Business continuity
  • Health and Safety
  • Risk and resilience
  • Quality management

Please note, this is a risk management course, so if your qualification is in a specialist area such as health & safety, you will need a broader risk management understanding to be able to deliver this course.

  • A training qualification at level 3; or completed the IIRSM Train the Trainer course or have at least three years’ substantial, face to face training delivery experience.
  • Evidence of being committed to and actively participating in CPD, including ensuring technical knowledge, world affairs, legislation and best practice understanding are continually evolving.
  • A trainer application form must be completed and submitted for any trainer that wishes to deliver the course, together with the trainer’s CV and any relevant qualification/training certificates.
  • Any information provided to support a trainer application will be verified – so by providing this information they are consenting to IIRSM contacting appropriate third parties.

Train the trainer

Where a potential trainer does not meet the above criteria, or IIRSM feels the trainer would benefit from attending an existing course, IIRSM can insist that the trainer attends a course at the expense of the training provider (or trainer) prior to being approved to deliver any courses. In addition, or instead of, a trainer may be asked to have a session with the course developer and deliver a section of the course to them and a IIRSM representative.

What happens when I am approved to be a training provider?

Once you have been approved as a training provider, you will receive a welcome pack which will include the following:

  • Welcome Guidance – please read carefully as it includes infomation on how to access the CMS and course materials.
  • Approved Training Provider logo and certificate.
  • Beginning of course and end of course text.
  • Sentinel Training Provider flyer.
  • IIRSM membership flyer.
What is a nominated person?

The nominated person must be, as a minimum, an Associate of IIRSM and has the experience, knowledge and authority to oversee and manage all activities relating to courses and their delivery. IIRSM must be notified immediately if the nominated person lets their membership lapse, or they are no longer responsible for overseeing the relationship or employed by the training provider.

When can I start running courses?

You can start running courses when you have been approved as a training provider and you have approved trainers in place. Also, you will need to ensure you have requested and paid for delegate workbooks and resources as each delegate who attends must be provided with these.

Can I tailor the course for specific audiences?

IIRSM places several conditions on tailoring the standard course materials. Training providers will have the ability to add up to, or remove five slides from the course, if it is not core content. However, any changes made must not impact on the overall course learning outcomes.

Changes allowed to course materials for specific in-house courses

  • Add company/industry specific statistics, policies, photos, videos and case studies.
  • Extend the course to cover any specific in-house company materials or group exercises and activities.
  • Replace group exercises, examples and case studies with others more suited to the group.
  • Include points of facts to reflect recent changes and new developments in risk management e.g., changes in legislation, updated standards and codes.

Changes allowed to course materials for public courses

  • Replace group exercises, examples and case studies more suited to a delegate group.
  • Include points of facts to reflect recent changes and new developments in risk management e.g., changes in legislation, updated standards and codes. Especially where required to make the course specific to local markets.

Changes not permitted

  • Course branding must be retained, and the training provider can only use their dedicated Approved Training Provider logo.
  • Any material changes other than those set out above are not permissible.
  • Training providers must not remove any material from the course unless indicated as permissible.

Permanent changes

The training provider will have to get explicit agreement in writing from IIRSM if it wants to make more permanent changes to a course, especially to meet local market needs. These changes will need to be outlined and provided to IIRSM prior to any changes being made to the original course materials supplied. In these cases, a fee is payable by the training provider to IIRSM for the review and approval of changes. You will need to contact the team to discuss your requirements.

Copyright information

Where a training provider (trainer) adapts the course for a specific audience or in-house course, the training provider must have written consent and/or provide evidence to IIRSM that they have the right to use any third-party content, images, videos, diagrams etc If a training provider fails to get consent, it is responsible for any claims made against IIRSM or themselves and agrees to cover all costs, including legal costs.

Who can access the course management system?

The nominated person who is responsible for the relationship between IIRSM and the training provider, as well as any trainers who are approved to deliver the course.

Does IIRSM help to promote training providers and courses?

Your organisation, logo and course dates will be added to the IIRSM website during the period of approval. It is your responsibility to get course dates to us as quickly as you can. Your entry will also include a link to your website so delegates can directly book courses.

How much does it cost to become a training provider?

To become a training provider, you’ll need to pay a course fee which includes your first year’s licence. You will also be required to pay membership fees for any trainers to be approved to deliver the course and any train the trainer fees if your trainers require to attend as part of the approval process.

VAT will be added where applicable. 

Course purchase fee (including first year's licence £1,150
Membership fees £dependent on grade

Once you start running courses, you’ll need to pay:

Annual licence renewal fee £200
Delegate certificate fees £8 digital / £10 physical
Delegate workbook and resources £12
Shipping costs for sending physical materials £dependent on shipment weight

Costs for making any permanent changes to the course, which must be pre-approved by IIRSM is given on application, as it depends on the number of changes and the time for IIRSM for review and approve the course.