IRM revises International Diploma in Risk Management

The Institute of Risk Management has revised its International Diploma in Risk Management to incorporate an online learning platform and a revised syllabus.

Developed in conjunction with academics and risk management experts, the revised qualification is designed to help practitioners master the principles of ERM in a turbulent time.

Specialist consultant for qualifications projects at the IRM, Trudi Mellon, explained: “The IRM has revised the syllabus for the International Diploma to ensure our students are informed of the best and latest practices in global risk management. Students will benefit from our new online learning platform, the Virtual Learning Environment. The VLE supports students step-by-step through the modules and provides activities and quizzes to help master the subject matter.

"Students can submit their assignments when they are ready, with no more need to visit exam centres.”

Kate Boothroyd, CFIRM, IRM examiner and trainer added: “As a Certified Fellow of the Institute and having done IRM qualifications myself, I am delighted to have been involved with the syllabus redesign.

"The pivotal role of qualified risk managers in organisational success has never been more apparent following recent events effecting businesses globally. This revised Master’s level qualification meets the needs of both employers and students – arming them with the necessary skills to help build a company’s resilience.

"The syllabus has been brought up-to-date with risk management practices and is now delivered in a more versatile and accessible way to better suit busy working professionals -- all in consultation with employers and educators to ensure it is academically robust and relevant in today’s climate.”

More information on the IRM's qualifications can be found here: www.theirm.org/quals

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