Board development programme: Risk for NHS risk practitioners, October 2023 - March 2024

Date: 31 October 2023

Time: 09:30

Venue: Days 1 and 5 in London, days 2, 3 and 4 on Zoom

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Course overview

This course, delivered by NHS Providers Board development programme in partnership with the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), is for NHS risk practitioners. The course aims to help improve knowledge and understanding of what good risk management looks like and how, as risk professionals, risk practitioners can proactively support NHS trusts to be more strategic and outward looking in relation to risk.


This course consists of nine half day modules delivered over five full training days. The intention is to develop a peer learning network within the training cohort, and therefore it is expected that each course participant attends all modules as part of the training. By booking a place on to this course, the course participant is booking to attend each of the five days within the training.

The dates for this cohort are:

Day 1, Module 1 & 2: Tuesday 31 October 2023 (Full day, in-person event in London)

Day 2, Module 3 & 4: Tuesday 5 December 2023 (Full day, virtual via Zoom)

Day 3, Module 5 & 6: Tuesday 9 January 2024 (Full day, virtual via Zoom)

Day 4, Module 7 & 8: Tuesday 13 February 2024 (Full day, virtual via Zoom)

Day 5, Module 9 & Awarding of certificates: Tuesday 26 March 2024 (Full day, in-person event in London)


Upon successful completion of this course, course participants will receive a certificate awarded by the IRM. As part of the certification requirements, course participants will need to attend all training dates, and complete and submit all assignments set between training dates. For the assignments, course participants will be asked to take the learning from each module and apply it within their trust, keeping a learning journal of their activities and reflections. The learning journal will form part of the assessment process at the end of the course when granting certificate status.


Delegates will have access to online tutor support between the training days to provide them with a safe space to discuss topics related to the course or their trust’s ongoing risk matters. 

I would just like to say a big Thank You to [the trainers] for such a fantastic first day, and of course NHS Providers and the Institute of Risk Management for developing fabulous content. I couldn't fault any part of the day! I am really looking forward to the next session.

Amy O'Connell    Risk and Compliance Coordinator, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Who should attend?

This course is not for those who already hold a recognised risk qualification.

Course objectives

The aim of this multi module course is to equip NHS risk practitioners to develop more of a partnership role with risk owners like that of HR or finance business partners, enabling the risk professional to advise and support risk owners and operational and executive managers to effectively manage their risks.

The nine modules of the course are:

  1. Context and vocabulary
  2. Risk identification and evaluation
  3. Risk response
  4. Risk assurance
  5. Monitoring and reporting of risk
  6. Risk appetite
  7. Risk strategy, policy, and guidance
  8. Risk culture
  9. Being an effective risk business partner and awarding of certificates.

Find out more on the content of each module by accessing the course overview here.


Course format

This course consists of nine half day modules delivered over five full training days between October 2023 - March 2024.


Course participants are expected to attend all five training days.

Training day 1 and 5 will be delivered in-person in London at Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ.

Training days 2, 3 and 4 will be delivered virtually via Zoom.


How to book

Course cost per delegate (ex VAT) - NHS Providers' member: £1,975, NHS Providers' non-member: £2,350.

You will need to provide a purchase order number at booking to confirm your place on this course. Card payments are also accepted.

Follow the booking link at the top of this page and create an account if you have not already done so.

Booking on to this event means you are booking on to all five days of the training. 

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