Management of Risk:
APM Project Risk Management Level 1 Certification Training Course


This fully accredited course is aligned to the Association for Project Management’s (APM’s) Risk Management Single Subject Certificate 1 syllabus and exam. This Level 1 certificate course will give delegates an increased understanding of the risk management process, the people issues involved and the techniques commonly used.

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APM Project Risk Management Level 1 Certification Course Overview

Risk management is a distinct and specific area within APM’s Body of Knowledge and a key control function within any project or programme. APM offers Risk Management certificates at Levels 1 and 2, which are designed for those who are involved in project risk management at various levels.


APM Project Risk Management Level 1 Course Key Features

  • 15 hours of Instructor Led training (except self-paced)

  • 20 hours of self-paced training

  • 20 hours of CPD

  • Online exam available to book and take anywhere, anytime

  • APM Exam fee included (except e-learning only option)


The course is designed to prepare candidates with a greater understanding of project risk management at a foundation level. Successful completion of the qualification will allow individuals to contribute to the formal process of project risk management.


    Skills covered

    At the end of this course you will be able to:


    • state the key principles of risk management
    • understand the need for and be able to write good risk descriptions
    • plan effective risk reduction actions
    • use a wide range of techniques to keep the process active
    • apply risk management at both the project and portfolio (programme) level
    • apply quantitative assessment techniques to project schedules

      Understanding the general risk environment in terms of risk definition, project risk and individual risk events.


      Benefits of managing risk using a robust process.


      Principles of risk and opportunity management.


      The risk management process.


      Risk organisation and control.


      Key behavioural aspects of risk management.


      Application of Project Risk Analysis and Management.


      Risk identification techniques.


      Qualitative risk analysis.


      Quantitative risk analysis.


      Responding to risk.


      Training options

      APM Project Risk Management Level 1 Certification Course Curriculum


      Ideally, a minimum of six months practical project experience and good basic project management skills and knowledge. Risk managers, project managers, work package leads, team managers, programme managers or staff involved in risk management.


      There are no prerequisites for this APM Project Risk Management Level 1 Certification online training course.

      Course Content

      The course uses project scenarios and case-studies supported by accelerated-learning techniques to ensure that theory is embedded and delegates feel confident in the practical application of effective project risk management.

      The course covers the following syllabus areas:


      • Overview of project risk management
      • Initiation – Define and Focus
      • Risk identification
      • Qualitative risk analysis
      • Risk planning, assessment and reporting
      • Programme and corporate risk management
      • Quantitative risk analysis including advanced quantitative risk analysis
      • Human and cultural dimension in risk management

      APM Project Risk Management Level 1 Certification Course Leader

      Tyrone is a Learning and Development Skills Coach, Trainer and Assessor in Project Management.

      He has previously delivered a range of projects and programmes including organisational transformation and IT projects. He has used a range of project management tools and techniques including risk & issue management, governance, stakeholder management, scheduling and quality management.

      He is member of APM and regularly keeps up to date with the profession including familiarising himself with updates to the Body of Knowledge.

      Tyrone Davids

      APM Project Risk Management Level 1

      Exam & Certification


      How will I become an APM Project Risk Management Level 1 Certificated professional?

      You can obtain formal APM Project Risk Management Level 1 Certification Course Training from an APM Accredited Training Organisation – CUPE International.  Register with APM using the login provided by CUPE International and schedule your web proctored exam online. Upon passing the exam successfully you will be awarded the APM Project Risk Management Level 1 Certification from APM.

      What are the prerequisites for the PM Risk 1 Certification?


      How long is my exam voucher validity?

      For the period specified in the package purchased.

      Does the course fee include examination fees as well?

      Yes, unless you have chosen the e-learning only option.

      How do I schedule/book my exam?

      Log in using CUPE instructions.

      Why CUPE International

      CUPE International’s Blended Learning model brings classroom learning experience online with its world-class approach. It combines instructor-led training, self-paced learning and personalized mentoring to provide an immersive learning experience.



      CUPE International has two decades of experience design& delivery of effective training.


      Self-Paced Online Resources

      A 360-degree learning approach that you can adapt to your learning style

      Live Virtual Classroom

      Engage and learn more with these live and highly-interactive classes alongside your peers


      Online Practice

      Practice Sample exam and tests provide you with samples to prepare for exams


      Applied Examples

      Real-world examples relevant to what you’re learning during the program

      APM Project Risk Management Level 1 Certification Training FAQs

      What is APM Project Risk Management Level 1 Certification Online Classroom Training?

      APM Project Risk Management Level 1 Certification Online Trainer Led Training is live online training conducted via live streaming of a class. The sessions are run by a certified APM trainer with training and work experience in the domain. The class, attended by a global audience, enriches your learning experience.

      What certification will I receive after completing the training?

      You will receive APM Risk Certificate Level 1 certification.

      What tools do I need to attend the training sessions?

      You will need a computer which has Chrome or Firefox loaded, a microphone and camera enabled.

      What tools do I need to take the online examination?

      You will need a computer which has Chrome or Firefox loaded, a microphone and camera enabled plus second camera (usually mobile phone)

      How soon can I take the examination?

      You need to provide 10 days’ notice to book the examination.

      This period can start as soon as you purchase the course.

      Who recognises the qualification?

      The APM Risk Level 1 qualification is recognised by employers, professional bodies and universities.