M_o_R ® Foundation
(course code MORF3)


M_o_R (Management of Risk) provides a generic framework for the management of risk across all parts of an organisation, whether it is at the strategic, programme, project or operational level. The M_o_R guidance brings together recommended approaches, checklists and pointers to more detailed sources of advice on tools and techniques. M_o_R is aligned with ISO31000, and provides detailed guidance on how to embed risk management in an organisation.

This course provides you with the knowledge to apply the principles, practices and techniques of risk management to portfolios, programmes, projects and to business-as-usual operations.

Course Objectives

The Foundation Course will enable delegates to:

  • Know the facts, terms, concepts and relationships between the four elements of the M_o_R framework (principles, approach, processes and embedding and reviewing);
  • Understand how the M_o_R principles, approach, and processes are used;
  • Be able to identify the M_o_R framework documents and understand their uses and differences.

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at anyone working within a corporate governance environment who has responsibilities for identifying, assessing, planning, or managing risks, or reporting on risk management activities across the organization.


here are no prerequisites for the course, however some exposure to risk management would be useful. Candidates for the Practitioner exam must have previously passed the Foundation exam.

Course Content

The following topics will be covered in the Foundation Course:

  • Organisational context of risk management; governance and control;
  • Principles of risk management;
  • Approach: Policies, strategies and processes; planning; monitoring;
  • Perspectives: strategic; programme; project; operational;
  • Risk Management Processes: Identifying and analysing risks; planning for implementation of countermeasures; communication;
  • Embedding and Reviewing Risk Management: awareness; behaviours; commitment;
  • Preparation for the Foundation Examination.

Certification Exams

The Foundation Exam is a 60 minute closed book multiple choice exam. A candidate must get at least 35 of the 70 questions correct to pass..


We conduct these exams on behalf of the relevant Examination Institute, subject to their terms and conditions.
Please note: Exam candidates must bring signed photo ID (passport, driving licence, etc.) as they will be asked to produce it by the invigilator prior to the exam.

Delivery Options and Fees

We offer a range of delivery styles and packages for this course. Please go to the Packages and Inclusions page to review the inclusions provided with each package.

Professional Development

Successful completion of this course may entitle you to credits in various professional development programmes:

Follow-on Courses

We recommend that those who have completed the Foundation course should move on to the M_o_R Practitioner course as soon as possible, while their knowledge of M_o_R remains fresh.

The most economical way to take both Foundation and Practitioner courses is our M_o_R Combined Foundation and Practitioner course.

We recommend our Benefits Management and MoV value management courses.

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