Essentials of Operational Risk - Risk Training On-Demand

Essential of Operational Risk is designed to bring the in-depth, learning led content of Risk Training to an accessible online platform. Through videos, articles, audio content, and presentations, the training will provide you and your team with engaging content that can be accessed on-demand. <br />

What is Essentials of Operational Risk?

Essentials of Operational Risk is an on-demand programme that places the in-depth, learning-led content of Risk Training onto an accessible online platform. The training is self-paced and available for three months, allowing you to learn in your own time.

Through videos, articles, audio content and presentations, the training will provide you and your team with engaging content covering all the essential components of operational risk.


In-depth modules

Covering topics including KRIs, stress testing, operational resilience and risk appetite


Hours of learning

Featuring resources including video and audio tuition, articles, case studies and learning assessments


Easy to access platform

Storing all the training materials, making your learning experience engaging and accessible


Months of access

Flexible timeframe to learn at your own pace and at a time which is convenient to you

CPD Accreditation

CPD Accreditation

This course is CPD (Continued Professional Development) accredited and will allow you to earn up to 10 credits. One credit is awarded for every hour of learning at the event.

Module 1: Understanding Operational Risk
  1. What is Operational Risk?
  2. The Scope and Definiton of Operational Risk
  3. How do banks manage operational risk?
  4. The Development of Operational Risk Management in Banking
  5. Defining and using risk frequency and Impact
  6. Defining and using Inherent and residual operational risk
  7. Understanding the importance of Near Misses
  8. Understanding Operational Risk Appetite
  9. Introducing Sound Operational Risk Practices
  10. COSO and Operational Risk
Module 2: Managing Operational Risk
  1. Operational Risk Management Activities
  2. Developing Risk Champions
  3. The Operational Risk Management Framework
  4. Operational Risk Corporate Governance
  5. The relationship of operational risk to internal control and internal audit
  6. Implementing Operational Risk Frameworks – tools and approaches
  7. Key Risk Indicators and Thresholds
  8. Incident Management
  9. Root cause analysis
  10. Event reporting and Monitoring
  11. Operational Risk Reporting processes
Module 3: Identifying and Assessing Operational Risk
  1. Identification of Operational Risks
  2. Running risk workshops
  3. Identification of controls
  4. Risk acceptance policies
  5. Assessing inherent and residual risks
  6. Operational Resilience
  7. Cybersecurity and operational risk
  8. Risk and control self assessment
  9. Risk control self assessment workshops
Module 4: Measuring Operational Risk
  1. Regulatory update
  2. Basic indicator approach
  3. Standardised approach
  4. Using the advanced measurement approach
  5. Basic criteria for using the measurement approaches
  6. Process modelling and measurement
  7. Risk indicators and risk appetite
  8. Key risk indicators
Module 5: Internal loss data and scenario modelling / stress testing
  1. What are the key uses of internal loss data?
  2. Internal Loss Event Types
  3. Obtaining internal loss data
  4. Gross loss v Net loss
  5. Loss data relevance and scaling – what needs to be done?
  6. Use of external loss data
  7. Two types of external loss data - public and pooled
  8. Making external loss data relevant to your organisation and deriving value from historic events
  9. What is scenario modelling and how does it vary from stress testing?
  10. Uses of stress testing and scenario analysis
  11. Developing credible scenarios and applying them in practice
  12. What is a suitable operational risk stress test?
Module 6: Mitigating Operational Risk
  1. What is operational risk mitigation?
  2. The Objectives of Operational Risk Mitigation
  3. Mitigation techniques – People, Technology, processes
  4. Identification and improvement of key controls
  5. Challenges of implementing effective and efficient controls
  6. Business Resilience
  7. The graduated Business Continuity plan
  8. Cascading risk and secondary effects
  9. Testing the Business Continuity Plan

Easy access to in-depth OpRisk training:

What you receive when booking onto our platform:

  • Full access to the on-demand platform and you will be able to start module 1 instantly.
  • Pre-reading materials
  • Your booking gives you access to the platform for 3 months, so you will be able to go back to access the content even after you have completed the training. 
  • Access related content from to including news articles, whitepapers and reports which are updated every month
  • Certificate on completion of the course

The training is comprised of 6 hours of tuition, which you can access at your own pace. The 6 hours of tuition is supplemented by additional videos, relevant articles and assessments. 

An engaging learning experience:

Essentials of Operational Risk has been designed to provide you with in-depth training at a time that suits you.

In addition to the flexible nature of on-demand, we want the training to be as engaging and interesting as possible for you and your team! The program includes the following training tools to guarantee a dynamic learning experience:

  • Video and audio tutorials
  • In-depth slides
  • Additional reading sourced from, including articles, reports and whitepapers
  • External references
  • Quizzes and assessments
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