From the start of the course through to the Live Event and then onto the finish line, you will be taken on a quest to discover the best way to manage risk. You will participate in an immersive journey to overcome challenges, unlock new skills and develop a better understanding of the ultimate guide to risk management: MoR4.

So, get ready for an adrenaline pumping, high octane adventure to uncover the real treasure: MoR4!

QA Total Learning™ is our newest and most effective way to learn.

Combining the best of Digital and Live Learning, with access to world class industry experts, we focus on making sure you can apply our learning to help you drive impactful results in your workplace. This is all underpinned by our Digital platform, giving you the tools to track progress and manage your own learning.

This course is for existing or aspiring team members and managers looking to develop their Risk Management skills, knowledge and capability while earning an industry recognised practitioner level qualification in Risk Management aligned to internationally recognised ISO standards and the latest core guidance 'Management of Risk: Creating and protecting value'.

Learners may be preparing to transition from a support role, or non-project focused role into a risk or project management position. Alternatively, they could be experienced managers looking to prove their skills, gain deeper understanding and enhance their Risk Management credentials by gaining the Management of Risk practitioner (M_o_R®4) certification.

In this Total Learning course, learners will have the best of both Digital and Live Learning to provide the best possible preparation to pass the M_o_R®4 Practitioner examination. Learners’ will receive the core guidance 'Management of Risk: Creating and protecting value', and access to digital learning, including sample exam questions, quizzes and a combination of video, immersive activities and articles.

The 3-day virtual Live Event focuses on enhancing learners’ understanding of the key topics and preparing them for the Practitioner exam. During the 3 days learners will delve deeper into the practitioner level content and exam techniques to enable learners to confidently progress on to the Practitioner exam.


This course is accredited by PeopleCert and includes the Management of Risk (M_o_R®4) Practitioner examination.

For certified courses, we offer a pass pledge. We’re confident in our training, so in the unlikely event that our learners don’t pass on their first attempt, we’ll give them a free exam resit (terms and conditions apply).

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Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • define the purpose and principles of risk management
  • explain how risk management applies within and across the 6 perspectives
  • identify how people and culture influence effective risk management
  • explain how to apply the 8 processes of risk management to create and protect value
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This Total Learning course consists of three stages:

  • Digital Learning – up to 20 hours, completed over a minimum of 4 weeks
  • Live Event – 3 days
  • Exam – 2 hours 15 minutes

Digital Learning

The Digital Learning is valid for 3 months from the date of the kick off session

During the Digital stage, learners will work through online content exploring the Management of Risk (M_o_R®4) syllabus through a series of modules.

The Digital modules include:

  • Course introduction
  • Purpose and principles
  • The six perspectives
  • People and culture
  • The process cycle
  • Live Readiness Check

Live Event

During the 3-day virtual Live Event, learners will work individually and in teams to consolidate the Management of Risk Practitioner theory through practical, exam-focused activities. The facilitator will use Miro to create a digital workspace environment enabling a collaborative and interactive learning experience.

Live Day 1:

  • Introductions and digital content review
  • Pick a card with a twist
  • It’s all about that bass (model)
  • It’s all about the principles
  • Sample exam paper
  • Homework for day 1

Live Day 2:

  • Welcome to day 2
  • It’s all about perspectives (Agile)
  • MoRopoly
  • Are you risk adverse, risk seeking or risk neutral?
  • Who wants to be a MORillionaire?
  • Competence, supportive culture and decision bias
  • Meet the 12 D’s
  • Sample exam paper
  • Identifying context and objectives
  • Identifying threats and opportunities
  • Prioritizing risks
  • Homework for day 2

Live Day 3:

  • Welcome to day 3
  • Assess combined risk profile
  • Plan responses
  • Agree contingency
  • Monitor and report progress
  • Review and adapt
  • Across all processes
  • Sample exam paper
  • Live event wrap-up


After the Live Event, learners will progress on to the Management of Risk (M_o_R®4) Practitioner exam.

Learners can select a suitable timeslot for their Practitioner exam following the full 3-day Live Event. We know that some learners prefer to schedule this soon after the event itself, where others prefer a short break to revise the content, booking via PeopleCert will give the learner the choice.

PeopleCert exams take place remotely via PeopleCert Online Proctoring. When booking exams, please ensure that timeslots are booked for a time after the course has concluded (i.e. no earlier than 5:30pm on the third day of the Live Event) and at a time convenient for the learner.

Learners will be required to download and install ExamShield and conduct a compatibility test prior to sitting the exam.

Learners are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature e.g. driving license, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting their exam.

About the Practitioner exam:

  • 2 hours and 15 minutes exam
  • 65 questions
  • Open book
  • The official manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes or loose-leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed.
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • 50% or higher required to pass
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