Level 5 Award in Management of Risk & Resilience in the Water & Environmental Industries - Learning & Development Associates

This qualification is designed for Water & Environmental Industry Field Managers, Operational Managers, Project Managers, Department Heads, and other practising Senior and Middle Managers. The qualification will develop your technical skills and understanding of the Management of Risk & Resilience and improve your performance. It will encourage strategic thinking at this level of management, to foster business improvement.

Award learners will be taught how to take responsibility for planning and developing courses of action, including, where relevant, responsibility for the work of others and how to exercise autonomy and judgement within broad parameters and to address the knowledge and understanding of the Management of Risk & Resilience.

The qualification addresses the practical competencies required for the effective management of Risk & Resilience and provides evidence of organisational competence for Regulators and other stakeholders.


Virtual Learning

Online six interactive sessions approximately two hours each

Session 1

  • Introductions & resources
  • Risk, resilience & regulation
  • Ofwat’s evolving strategy
  • Resilience of interconnected systems
  • Resilience in the Round

Session 2

  • Enterprise-Wide Risk Management
  • Corporate governance
  • Business principles
  • Business planning
  • Risk management good practice
  • Corporate risk management framework
  • Risk Appetite vs Risk Attitude
  • Risk tolerance vs Risk capacity

Session 3

  • Strategic resilience
  • Maximum credible risks
  • Stakeholders’ awareness
  • Climate change
  • Scenario planning
  • Adaptation
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Risks & opportunities

Session 4

  • Risk Appetite & Risk Attitude revisited
  • Event detection, escalation, response, recovery & analysis
  • Business continuity management
  • Incident and crisis management
  • Supply chain resilience
  • Inventories & logistics

Session 5

  • Risk analysis within risk assessment
  • Foreseeability – likelihood & consequences
  • Commissioning assets
  • Qualitative & quantitative methods
  • Data collection
  • Statistical analysis
  • Probability

Session 6

  • Risk investment
  • Risk financing
  • Loss experience
  • Insurance types & intermediaries’ roles
  • Insurance benefits, weaknesses & practical issues

Classroom Delivery

Three days in class – 09:00 to 16:30

Day One am

  • Introductions & resources
  • Risk, resilience & regulation
  • Ofwat’s evolving strategy
  • Resilience of interconnected systems
  • Resilience in the Round

Day One pm

  • Enterprise-Wide Risk Management
  • Corporate governance
  • Business principles
  • Business planning
  • Risk management good practice
  • Corporate risk management framework
  • Risk Appetite vs Risk Attitude
  • Risk tolerance vs Risk capacity

Day Two am

  • UK national risk assessment
  • Acute vs chronic risks
  • Ofwat’s AMP7 approach to risk & resilience
  • Scenario planning
  • Civil Contingencies Act
  • Sector Security & Resilience Plans
  • Water Sector Cyber Security
  • Climate change

Day Two pm

  • Tactical & operational resilience
  • Risk Appetite & Risk Attitude revisited
  • Event detection, escalation, response, recovery & analysis
  • Business continuity management
  • Incident and crisis management
  • Supply chain resilience
  • Inventories & logistics

Day Three am

  • Risk analysis within risk assessment
  • Foreseeability – likelihood & consequences
  • Commissioning assets
  • Qualitative & quantitative methods
  • Data collection
  • Statistical analysis
  • Probability

Day Three pm

  • Risk investment
  • Risk financing
  • Loss experience
  • Insurance types & intermediaries’ roles
  • Insurance benefits, weaknesses & practical issues

Course Tutors

Geoff Miller

Geoff is a water industry professional with some 50 years’ experience. He is a chartered civil engineer, a chartered environmental manager, and a certified risk manager with a focus on Enterprise Risk Management. He is a former senior manager with extensive operational experience at FTSE 100 level in an international, multi-utility environment. Whilst Head of Risk Management for a major UK water company the team were named European Risk Management Team of the Year. He was the water sector’s representative before the UK Joint Parliamentary Committee of Enquiry on the draft Civil Contingencies Bill. Geoff’s work to establish the first regional utilities resilience forum has been nationally recognized. He has played a leading role in drafting BS, EN, and ISO standards in the water sector for 25 years and is currently Technical Secretary to the Water UK Standards Board.

Jim Oldroyd

Jim is a Water Scientist, enthusiastic Teacher and IQA with an extensive and varied operational management background underpinned by professional qualifications. Instrumental and influential in the development of qualifications and apprenticeships in the Water Industry.

He has a proven ability of effective asset and man management in the Water Industry and has worked for a major UK Water Company for many years.

Course Fees

Three day course; prices are per student.

Course type Training only
Virtual Learning £350 + VAT
Classroom Contact us for details

Bookings

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic classroom deliveries will be allocated ON DEMAND ONLY and would be held once per month from June onwards, at The Queen in Chester.

You can book an online or classroom course using our bookings system.

Overview of the Qualification – Main Themes

  • Understand the principles and objectives of risk and resilience management
  • Understand the legal and regulatory requirements and the role of the regulators in respect of risk and resilience
  • Understand the interconnected impacts that changes in risk and resilience make
  • Understand the effect of climate change on risk and resilience strategy
  • Understand the objective and purposes of a Company’s risk and resilience strategy and management structure
  • Understand where risk and resilience management sits in the company organisational structure
  • Understand the decision-making process in terms of risk and resilience management
  • Understand the role of risk financing and the nature of risk financing and the variables that influence the process
  • Understand the benefits and practical problems of insuring assets
  • Understand the principles of risk and resilience and its relationship to contingency planning
  • Understand the use and merits of quantitative and qualitative techniques in risk and resilience management
  • Understand how to reduce risks to business continuity in the emergency planning and business continuity process
  • Understand how to measure individuals’ behaviour to risk
  • Understand factors which influence group attitudes to risk-taking
  • Understand the practical meaning of business resilience and its role in disaster recovery
  • Understand the range of technologies and the techniques for gathering data available to assist the management of risk and resilience
  • Understand the use of probability theory and the use of normal and binomial distribution numerical methods in risk and resilience management
  • Understand the principles of scenario planning in relation to risk and resilience
  • Understand the principles of risk, resilience and contingency planning in commissioning assets
  • Understand the principles of inventory management in relation to risk and resilience
  • Understand the role of logistics in relation to risk & resilience
  • Understand how to prepare the business for pre and post emergency situations

Assessment

Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge and/or skills described in the units. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification. Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Upon successful completion of their qualification, learners are able to progress to further learning within the suite of Water Level 5 Qualifications – i.e. completing an Award or Certificate
and topping up to Foundation Degree and on to Honours Degree.

Learners may also wish to further their ongoing personal and professional development by accessing other qualifications.

Students will engage in a professional interview

Summary

Level 5
Number of Credits 4
Guided Learning Hours 32
Course Duration 3 or 4 Days
Course pre-requisites There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment

More information

Find out about our other qualifications here. Please contact us if you would like to enquire about a course or about our in-company offerings.

We have a selection of leaflets with more information on the course:

Why effective management of Risk & Resilience will be as important tomorrow as it is today in a COVID-19 world.

CIWEM group - Accredited CourseHow Learning & Development Associates’ Risk & Resilience qualifications can help Water, Wastewater and Environmental industries strengthen their resilience in the face of COVID-19’s emergence.

During these extremely challenging times, it has never been so important that all of us in the Water Industry collaborate to ensure vital services’ resilience.

At L&DA we are committed, as part of the wider Water Industry community, to doing whatever we can to help our colleagues manage through these uncertain times successfully.

Our Risk & Resilience qualification is designed specifically for the Water and Environmental Industries and is therefore aligned to address resilience challenges of both COVID-19 and other unrelated exposures.

The Level 5 Risk & Resilience qualification will develop individuals’ technical skills and provide a comprehensive understanding of the Management of Risk & Resilience and lead to improvements in knowledge and therefore performance.

Risk & Resilience Virtual Learning

L&DA virtual learningOur proven Risk & Resilience classroom course delivery is now augmented by our new interactive approach through Virtual Learning, a methodology that allows flexible and
independent learning, whilst providing support and advice from fully qualified, experienced tutors.

Learners can choose to attend either our classroom or Virtual Learning courses and will experience high quality education delivered by our specialist tutors with access to a range of online resources, including videos and chat facilities where we encourage interaction with other learners to enhance the overall experience.

As we learn to adapt to our new methods of conducting business then L&DA keeps pace with industry needs in a changing world through our new Virtual Learning environment.

Role Suitability

This course is suitable for the following roles within the Water and Environmental Industries.