M_o_R Management of Risk

3-day or 5-day M_o_R Foundation/Practitioner Course Outline Public schedule available for individuals Available as an in-house course for organisations Includes examinations during the course Available as a residential course Course Dates

M_o_R® Foundation Course


This course is available on SPOCE's open public schedule, or can be held at your premises.

Officially launched in 2002, the Management of Risk (M_o_R®) guide is intended to help organisations put in place an effective framework for risk management, helping decision making based on risks that affect strategic, programme, project and operational objectives.

Who is the course designed for?

Any organisation or individual seeing the need for guidance on a controlled approach to identifying, analysing and managing risk at strategic, programme, project and operational levels.

We offer a range of courses suitable for Project & Programme Managers, Risk Managers, Project Support and Assurance.  Managers from other disciplines will also benefit, particularly those responsible for establishing standards and integration with MSP® and PRINCE2®.

What are the course objectives?

The key objectives of this course are:

  • Provide Delegates with an understanding of the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to the assessment and management of risks.
  • Apply the principles of M_o_R® within a work environment.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and managers within a structured risk environment.
  • Enable delegates to understand the M_o_R® method at the Foundation level.

What is the course approach?

The course is a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by an APM Group approved trainer with practical experience of programme, project and risk management. 

The pre-course material includes SPOCE's highly acclaimed event preparation CD and the M_o_R® Manual.  Delegates should spend approximately 10 hours studying this pre-course material in order to be well prepared for the course.

Due to the intense nature of this course, delegates should plan to commit approximately 1 hour each evening during the course for study and review.


What examinations are taken on the course?

There are two examinations associated with the M_o_R® method, Foundation and Practitioner. The Foundation course includes the Foundation examination:

  • M_o_R Foundation Exam: 1 hour, closed book exam consisting of 75 multiple-choice questions.

What does the course cover?

This course covers the M_o_R® Foundation and Practitioner syllabus, including the following topics:

Introduction - Introducing basic concepts and terms, the history, regulatory and legislative background of corporate governance and management of risk, how it works, where and when it is important and how different levels, perspectives, roles and responsibilities can be considered to form a coherent approach.

The Management of Risk Principles - The universal, self-validating and empowering principles of Management of Risk. These are essential for the development of good risk management practice. The principles are informed by corporate governance principles and ISO31000:2009

The Management of Risk Perspectives - The way in which Management of Risk is applied will vary according to the organizational perspective. This session explains how this will be achieved for the Strategic, Programme, Project and Operational perspectives.

Roles and Responsibilities - This session explains the responsibilities for Management of Risk through the perspectives.

Embed & Review, Health-check and Maturity Model - Having explained the need for and approach to integration of Management of Risk into the culture of the organization, this session then explains the use of the Health-check to establish the current status of Management of Risk and the Maturity Model to help deliver the Facilitates Continual Improvement principle.

The Management of Risk Approach - This session explains the documentation required to support successful Management of Risk and discusses how this might be tuned to specific organizational needs.

The Management of Risk Process and Techniques - This session will cover the Management of Risk process steps of Identify, Assess, Plan and Implement in detail. Recommended techniques to support each step are discussed and demonstrated.

Management of Risk Specialisms - This session will provide introductions to some risk management specialisms. For example: Business Continuity, Incident and Crisis Management, Health and Safety Management, Security Risk Management, Financial Risk Management, Environmental Risk Management, Reputational Risk Management and Contract Risk Management.

Practical Work - Specially written scenarios and comprehensive sets of related tasks help provide a practical application of the method.

What course materials are included?

Event Preparation

SPOCE's highly acclaimed event preparation CD includes , sample exam questions and a wealth of resources to help you prepare for your course.

M_o_R ® Manual

The official M_o_R® Manual which should be used as part of your course preparation. Sent with your course joining instructions.

Course Handouts

  • M_o_R® Event Preparation Handout - This document gives guidance on the pre-course reading that should be completed prior to you attending the course. It is sent with your course joining instructions.
  • M_o_R® Course Workbook - Provided during the course, this handout includes the tasks used in the course, a copy of the slides used by the trainer, and the APMG sample foundation exam papers.
  • M_o_R® Sample ABC Documents Part A Techniques. Provided during the course, this document contains supplementary guidance to the official M_o_R® Manual.

Foundation Exam

The 1-hour APMG Foundation Exam is held on the third day at 4pm. Results will be available within 30 minutes of the end of the exam.


All courses include refreshments, Complementary lunch provided on courses outside London. Onsite accommodation is available at additional cost (except London) on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. Optional accommodation can be added when making a booking.

M_o_R Event Preparation

M_o_R Event Preparation

M_o_R Guide

Delegate Feedback

The following is a list of feedback comments from customers attending recent SPOCE courses.


"Julia was fantastic and went over configuration management again and again until I finally got it!! So thank you ever so much. This will really help me in my daily working life" Rachel Cough

"Excellent Trainer/Course/Hotel Facilities - Great Knowledge and presentation skills of the trainer - very Enjoyable Course" Leanne Preuss

"Richard is a fantastic trainer and I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks!" Res Sembi

"Trainer was faultless, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, thorough etc. I would recommend collagues to attend the course with this trainer in particular" Andrew Willis

"Enjoyed the way the course was delivered with respect to interaction of delegates" Jason Bennett

"Mike was excellent. I think i'd have been worn out by about 10am on Monday if I were him" Sally Ragret

"Richard made a complex subject clear and got us up to speed in 3 days!" Paul Curtis

"The course surpassed my expectations. I'll totally recomend it to my colleagues" Marjuh Hernandez

"The trainer was outstanding, imformative, helpful, well prepared, able to tailor the course to particular requirements, and had a sense of humour!" Saminia Khan



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