Level 5 Award in Corporate Risk & Crisis Management


This Level 5 programme is specifically designed for senior security, risk and business continuity managers who are being given responsibility for the planning, management and implementation of increasingly complex security, risk management, business continuity, emergency response or crisis management projects, often involving a high level of multi-agency and stakeholder integration, both internally and with external partners.

Since its inception in 2015, it has become widely recognised as one of the leading professional qualifications in the world.

  • It is the only Level 5 risk and crisis management programme regulated by UK government Ofqual (Office of Qualifications) and is listed on their Register of Qualifications.
  • It has been awarded 20 academic credits by the University of Portsmouth against their BSc (Hons) degree in Security and Risk Management (equivalent to one module exemption).

Course Content

  • 21st Century Risk & Crisis Management
  • Hierarchy of Events: Incidents - Emergencies - Crisis
  • Incident Response and Decision Making
  • Communications and Information Exchange
  • Creating the Management / Command and Control Structure
  • From "Command & Control" to "Support & Adapt"
  • Practical Issues in Major Event Response Management: A Self-Auditing Check List
  • Social Media & Crisis Management
  • Case Studies in Failure: Why Do Good Organisations Fail?
  • Creating Resilience and High Reliability Organisations