Ofqual-regulated Level 5 Qualification in
Strategic Risk and Crisis Management
On the official Qualification and Curriculum Authority scale, a Level 5 Award is equivalent to a Foundation Degree, and relates to
‘A level of study, and development of portfolio of work, that relates to a senior management level in terms of the ability to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to address problems that are well defined but complex and non-routine. It includes taking responsibility for overall courses of action as well as exercising autonomy and judgement within fairly broad parameters. It also reflects understanding of different perspectives or approaches within an area of study or work’.
This programme is designed to build on participants’ own knowledge and experience, and to give them the skills and capabilities associated with global best practices from a range of risk and crisis management environments.
All activities are carried out in a spirit of encouragement, engagement, collaboration and mutual support, and are designed to create a community of risk and crisis management professionals who can become leaders within their own organisations, as well as in the wider world.
- To understand the basic and advanced principles that are the foundation of effective Corporate Risk and Crisis Management.
- To be able to utilise those principles in a practical working environment.
- To be able to provide leadership in all issues concerning Corporate Risk and Crisis Management within your own workplace environment.
- To add value to your own organisation.
- To add value to your own personal and professional development.
- To inspire you to continue with further training.
Happy students at the end of the L4 Advanced Risk and Crisis Management course in Bogota, Colombia September, 2016
Setting the Agenda: 21st Century Risk & Crisis Management
Hierarchy of Events: Incidents - Emergencies - Crises
From Classical Risk Management to Crisis Management
Creating the RM/CM Command & Control Structure
Decision-Making and Crisis Management
Learning the Lessons: Case Studies in Failure
Practical Issues in Strategic Security Management: 10-Point Check List
The Development Process: Creating Corporate Risk Management Frameworks
Building the Business Continuity Plan
Training & Exercising
Table Top Exercise
Creating Resilience and High-Reliability Organisations
Summation and Final Thoughts
Assessed Assignments Guidelines
- Assignment are a mixture of classroom-based group work and individual work.
- Assignments are Externally Assessed.
- They need to demonstrate a level of professional commitment and capability appropriate to a Level 5 Qualification.
- They need to demonstrate a clear understanding of all of the principles associated with that particular subject.
- They need to demonstrate an ability to translate theoretical management models into the realities of real world situations.
- They need to demonstrate that the candidate has gained a level of knowledge, skills and professional capability that will allow them to take leadership of corporate risk and crisis management in their own organisations.
- They need to demonstrate that the candidate is worthy of a Level 5 Qualification in Corporate Risk and Crisis Management.
Students at the end of the Counter Terrorism, Corporate Security & Risk Mitigation Programme Singapore, March 2016
Table-Top Exercise,Lima, Peru September 2016
Example of End of Course Assessed Assignments
- Assignment 3: Management of Complexity
- Your company is a multi-national corporation, with operations across the globe.
- It is also highly active in acquiring new corporate organisations as part of its growth strategy.
- Put together a Corporate Briefing Paper that can be used to create a global crisis management capability from an organisational perspective.
- It will need to take into account Risk Management, Crisis Management, Business Continuity Management, HR and Admin Management, Media Management and all of the other issues associated with a comprehensive corporate crisis management framework.
- The report will be based around a coordination framework similar to some of the models covered in the course, it will be up to you to decide what would be the most appropriate for your own particular organisation.