Management of Risk
Foundation & Practitioner Course

The M_o_R Combined course blends our Foundation course and Practitioner seminar. Each participant is first provided with a solid Foundation in M_o_R concepts, and is then advanced to a Practitioner understanding of how to apply Management of Risk guidance in practice.

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M_O_R Management of Risk

The Foundation Course will help students:

Know the facts, terms, concepts and relationships between the four elements of the M_o_R framework (principles, approach, processes and embedding and reviewing)

Understand how the M_o_R principles, approach, and processes are used

Be able to identify the M_o_R framework documents and understand their uses and differences

M_o_R ® Practitioner

The Practitioner Seminar will:

Understand the relationships between the four elements of the M_o_R framework

Be able to apply the principles, approach, processes and techniques

Be able to review and make recommendations to embed the M_o_R framework

Be able to create and assess any of the M_o_R framework documents

Who Should Enroll?

This course is aimed at anyone working within a corporate governance environment who has responsibilities for identifying, assessing, planning, or managing risks, or reporting on risk management activities across the organization

First-time and ‘accidental’ Project Managers in need of a method to help manage project risks of different types.

Corporate Risk Management staff who need a solid understanding of Risk Management to perform their risk management role in organisations.

Programme Management Office (PMO) support staff wanting to learn how to effectively report and manage risks in a project / programme delivery environment.

Anyone wishing to round out their resume with a formal internationally recognised risk management certification.


There are no prerequisites for the course, however, candidates for the Practitioner exam must have previously passed the Foundation exam

Course Content

The Foundation Course covers:

Organisational context of risk management; governance and control

Principles of risk management

Approach: Policies, strategies and processes; planning; monitoring

Perspectives: strategic, programme, project, operational

Processes: Identifying and analysing risks; planning for implementation of countermeasures; communication;

Embedding and Reviewing Risk Management: awareness; behaviours; commitment;

The Practitioner Seminar is scenario based, and focuses on the application of M_o_R under different perspectives and scenarios. Review and revision sessions of all M_o_R elements are included throughout the training

Students will work through a range of exercises and case studies in order to broaden & deepen their understanding of Risk Management and to prepare for the exam

Course Outline

Information Sessions:
  1. About the course
  2. About the exams
  3. Contact and Support
  4. Tour of the eLearning interface

Foundation Exam Preparation:

  1. Foundation Exam Guidance
  2. Foundation Exam simulator 1
  3. Foundation Exam simulator 2
Practitioner Exam Preparation:
  1. Getting ready for the Practitioner Exam
  2. How to approach the Practitioner Exam
  3. How to use the sample Practitioner Exam
Foundation Course Modules:
  1. Introduction to risk management
  2. Principles and Key Concepts
  3. The Risk Management Framework
  4. The Risk Management Process Model
  5. Roles, Responsibilities, Specialisms
  6. Tools and Techniques
  7. Tailoring and Embedding
  8. Foundation Course Closure
Practitioner Course Modules:
  1. Practitioner Seminar

Professional Development

Candidates who pass the Practitioner exam are entitled to style themselves as a “Registered M_o_R Practitioner” on CVs and business cards.

Successful completion of this course may entitle you to credits in various professional development programmes:


For AIPM CPD points, check here;


For For PMI PDUs, check here;

Certification Exam

The Foundation Exam is a 60 minute closed book multiple choice exam. A candidate must get at least 35 of the 70 questions correct to pass..

The Practitioner Exam is a 3 hour objective testing open book (M_o_R Manual only) exam. The candidate must provide responses to questions presented in the following styles:

  • Classical multiple choice
  • Yes/No
  • Multiple response
  • Matching
  • Sequencing
  • Assertion/Reason

There are 80 question lines worth 1 mark each, so the maximum score for the exam is 80 marks. The candidate must score 40 (50%) or more marks to pass the exam.

Candidates for the Practitioner Exam must have already passed the Foundation Exam.

The examinations will be conducted by PeopleCert, subject to their terms and conditions.

EZY Skills will book your examinations with PeopleCert. PeopleCert will then contact you by email and ask you to register in their candidate system. They will also let you know how to schedule the date and time you wish to take your examinations.

Your course fee allows for a “one time” sitting at each of the examinations. Please be aware that if you schedule an examination with PeopleCert but do not take that examination as scheduled, PeopleCert will charge you an additional fee for the examination. You will not be able to reschedule a missed examination until this additional fee has been paid.

Reference Manuals

Each Practitioner course makes frequent references to sections in the relevant reference manual. In addition, a Practitioner exam candidate is permitted to access the reference manual during the exam; in fact, the examiner expects that the candidate does have access. So EzySkills strongly recommends that Practitioner exam candidates have access to a copy of the reference manual during the exam.
Only the official reference manual may be used; not a photocopy. The official manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed to be access in the Practitioner examination.

Note that this does not require the candidate to purchase a copy of the reference manual for themselves. It may be possible for a candidate to borrow a clean copy of the reference manual from a previous candidate or from a corporate or public library.

A certification course does not cover all of the content in the corresponding reference manual. Delegates would find that having access to a copy of the reference manual in the workplace after the course would be an invaluable resource. Most people find that the level of knowledge required to pass a certification exam is somewhat lower that that required to actually apply the material just learned in the workplace. Even people with a great deal of experience using the material find that there are occasions when access to the reference manual is necessary.

Reference Manuals:

For reference manuals relating to Axelos courses, the best source is:
TSO Bookshop
Most reference manuals are also available on
Used copies of reference manuals may be available on eBay or similar sites.

Delivery timeframes:

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, delivery times for hardcopy reference manuals are currently much longer than normal. Students are advised not to schedule their Practitioner exam in advance of receipt of any reference manual they may have ordered.

Follow-on Courses

We also recommend our Project Management courses.

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