Course Content

This is a Basic level course

Risk management is a key task for an organisation. The Charity Commission advises that:

"Identifying and managing the possible and probable risks that a charity may face over its working life is a key part of effective governance for charities of all sizes and complexity. "

This course, sponsored by Dorset Council will take you through the whole process from identifying the organisational risks, to deciding on mitigation arrangements to using the Risk Management Plan to inform your planning in other areas such as policies & procedures or business continuity planning.

It will cover:

  • Why risk management is important
  • Types of risks organisations face; governance, operational, financial, external & compliance – and “acts of god”
  • Risk management planning; identification, assessment, mitigation and monitoring
  • Business continuity planning
  • Next steps and actions


There is a work book to accompany this video that details the exercises that you are asked to do.

DCA will be doing more work on risk analysis and risk management later in the year. 

Charging policy

To discuss a sponsoring partnership contact academy@dorsetcommunityaction.org.uk

We aim to provide as much free, accessible material as possible. DCA offers courses free or at lower cost where we have obtained funding or sponsorship Some resources are offered on a paid-for basis so that we can cover our costs and continue to provide this material to community groups, charities or social companies. We are able to offer a lower price to DCA members because of the membership fees they have paid. (Please do not click on the discounted rate unless you are sure that your organisation is a member.) On average a course costs us about £300 to create and your support is appreciated. You can donate any amount towards our work using the link below or sponsor our work through a partnership agreement which has benefits for both organisations. We are a registered charity and our number is 1060910.