New risk management qualification designed for the public sector

Maven Training and Alarm, the public risk management association, have joined forces to offer risk management courses specifically tailored to the public sector.

The Office of Government Commerce accredited risk management course is especially designed for managers, directors and support staff who deal with the practical management of business risk.

Working with Alarm, Maven has tailored this course for the needs of public service managers and staff, with both the case studies and the examinations based on scenarios relating to the public sector.

To achieve the Foundation and Practitioner qualifications professionals attend a one week course and sit two papers, the Foundation paper is a 45 minute exam on day three and the three hour Practitioner paper is taken on day five.

The course includes modules on organisational context and objectives, stakeholder involvement, activities to enable risk management planning, effective reporting structures, roles and responsibilities, support structure, creating a central risk function, early warning indicators, the review cycle, overcoming barriers to implementing a risk function, a supportive culture and continual improvement.

Alarm has around 1,700 members in the risk, insurance, finance, audit, health and safety, emergency planning and business continuity professions. Members are drawn from a wide range of public service organisations.

More information on the course is available here