The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is relaunching its educational syllabus...

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is relaunching its educational syllabus at the conference. It is also unveiling new branding.

The revised syllabus will be ready for students beginning their studies in September. It will contain five core subjects, aligned with the new risk management standard developed with Alarm and Airmic. And there will be a wider range of specialist subjects than the current six to "reflect the broader scope of risk".

Students will take part in an online discussion as part of the student support programme.

IRM executive director Steve Fowler said: "People are often left to their own devices. We want to enable students to interact with one another and their lecturers."

The new syllabus has been developed in conjunction with universities, risk managers, major employees and students.

Fowler said: "This is the first time that the whole associate syllabus has been relaunched since it was set up in 1989.

"We are making more efforts to get insurance people IRM-qualified. We have been talking to the heads of learning and development at major companies about their arrangements to sponsor people for the IRM qualification."

On the new branding, Fowler said: "The previous image looked cheap. We want to move to an image of good value for money.

"We want to promote that the cost of IRM qualification is still competitive compared to universities or commercial training companies."