The SRMC® course has been specially designed by subject experts to provide a comprehensive and diverse learning experience that aims to equip individuals with the practical skills, knowledge and competence to operate confidently, and credibly, as a Security and Risk Management Consultant.


Throughout the distance learning course we enable you to achieve a broad and comprehensive understanding of risk management and its associated practices. The goal is to not only significantly improve your skill set and gain a selection of recognised qualifications, but to also develop your practical understanding and widen your future career opportunities. As an example, many of our former students have gone on to secure senior positions within the 'Big Four' consultancies; Energy and Extractives, Aviation, Defence and Media, as well as other leading risk management organisations. The course will also equip you with the skills required to consult in a broad range of risk management and business practices.


Unit 1 is all about Security and Risk Management. It will focus on various risk and enterprise risk management models, developing frameworks for managing security risk throughout business and the practical risk assessment processes and mitigation measures involved, before finally covering country and regional risk analysis.

Unit outline

  1. 1
    • Course Welcome

    • ATHE Registration Information

  2. 2
    • Key Documents

    • Risk Management Learning Resources

    • Change Management Learning Resources

    • Assignment Writing and Referencing - Top Tips

  3. 3
    • Introduction to Risk

    • What is Risk?

    • What is Risk Management?

    • Will Gadd's Risk Secrets

    • An introduction to ISO 31000

    • ISO 31000: Risk Management

    • Understanding Risk Principles

    • Enterprise Risk Management

    • Comparing Risk Management Frameworks

  4. 4
    • What is Security Risk Management?

    • How to Create a Stakeholder Map

    • The SRM Process

    • Threat Identification and Assessment

    • Criticality Assessment

    • Asset Identification

    • Vulnerability Assessment

    • How to Use a Risk Matrix

    • Analysing Risks

    • Qualitative & Quantitative Risk Analysis

    • Evaluating Risks

    • Risk Appetite Frameworks

    • Treat the Risks, Monitor & Review

  5. 5
    • Country Risk Assessments and External Context

    • Pestle Analysis

    • Pestle and POST-T

    • Political Risk Analysis

    • POST-T Breakdown

    • Managing Operational Risk

    • POST-T Breakdown Continued

    • Why Terrorism Can But Should Not Be Defined

    • Recognising Terrorist Threats

    • Country Risk Scores

    • OSINT - Open Source Intelligence

    • OSINT and Credible Evidence

    • OSINT and Credible Evidence

  6. 6
    • Organisational Resilience & Risk Management Frameworks

    • Case Study: Domum Student Accommodation Risk Management Framework

    • Aligning Security Risk Management

    • Risk Homeostatis/Risk Perception

    • Monitoring & Reporting and Improving your SRM Frameworks

  7. 7
    • Assignment Guide

    • Unit 1 Assignment Brief

    • SRMC Level 6 - Unit 1 Assignment

    • Copy of Assignment Writing and Referencing - Top Tips