Studying for the International Certificate

The International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management is delivered through Supported Distance Learning. We can also deliver the International Certificate through In-house training. The qualification is made of two modules taken at the same time, with exams for both modules being sat in the same exam 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 enrolment and 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 student support area

The Study provides you access to:

Student handbook

The student handbook covers:

Section 1: Welcome and introduction
Section 2: The International Certificate
Section 3: Studying for the International Certificate
Section 4: Managing your study
Section 5: Approaches to learning
Section 6: Preparing for your examinations
Section 7: 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 is provided as an eBook 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.

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 papers are valuable revision tools. You are recommended to complete them under examination conditions.

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

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.

Additional learning opportunities

In-house face-to-face training

We can deliver in-house training for organisations that have 8 or more individuals that want to study for the Certificate. We can offer a five day course or two 1 day workshops – introductory and revision workshop.

All students that study through these options also join IRM as a distance-learning student and receive the standard study materials and access to ‘The Study’.

For an informal chat call our Learning and Development team on

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Contact the Student Support Team

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