Studying for the International Certificate in Financial Services Risk Management

The International Certificate in Financial Services Risk Management is delivered through supported distance learning, which includes directed self-study and online coaching. The qualification is made up of 2 modules, with exams held at the end of the study period.

Distance Learning

Studying for a professional qualification is a rewarding experience. However, we recognise it can be a challenge balancing distance-learning study, work and family commitments. To make your studies as straightforward as possible, we provide a comprehensive support package.

You will receive acess to your study materials within 7 working days after you receive confirmation of enrolmenta nd your receipt of payment.

Blended Learning

In addition to online distance learning, we have launched a blended learning option for students who prefer a more interactive learning experience. These student-centered workshops will reinforce your understanding of the material and help you develop the practical skills needed to put your learning into practice.

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'The Study' - Online Support Area

The Study provides you access to:

Student handbook

The student handbook covers:

Section 1: Welcome and introduction
Section 2: Studying for the Certificate
Section 3: Managing your study
Section 4: Approaches to learning
Section 5: Preparing for your examinations
Section 6: Examination policies and procedures

Study guides

These lead you step by step through the modules in a series of carefully planned units and provides self-assessment questions to help you master the subject matter.


Core textbooks are provided as eBooks as part of the ocurse fee; printed textbooks will not be provided as part of the course fee but can be ordered from the publisher through the student support area at a discounted price.

Discussion forums

Our discussion forums provide a valuable opportunity to network, share ideas and learn from other students. They can also help you identify other students in your own area to set up local face to face study groups.

Module coaches

Our coaches review the discussion forums and pose questions, challenges and facilitate discussion amongst students. Where common questions or themes arise, they will attempt to answer these.

For each module there is an online tutorial led by the module coach.

Risk in the real world webinars

These are delivered on real-life case studies to help bring your studies to life.

Revision webinar

A revision webinar for each module will run in April for the June exams and September/October for the November exams.

Specimen papers

The Specimen paper is a valuable revision tool. You are recommended to complete it under examination conditions.

Past papers are not available for this qualification as this is assessed by multiple choice question.

Local study groups

Setting up a local study and networking group in your area enables you to set up your own agenda, meet as often as you need and keep each other motivated. If you would like help in setting up a group, you can contact other students using the Discussion Forums, or contact our Student Services Team on

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Additional learning opportunities


Contact the Student Support Team

To get in touch or for more information contact us:

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Existing students

Financial Services Student Support Area



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